July 27th, 2023Free workshops to beat the chill … and the heating bill
Hepburn shire locals feeling the chill are being encouraged to get along to a workshop to find out how to cut their heating bills by making your home more thermally efficient.
The workshops are running each Monday 10-11:30 am from 24 July – 11 September, at Ballarat Tool Library, Barkly Square.
The first six workshops are single stand alone workshops. The last two on 4 and 11 September will be Review sessions where people can return and ask follow-up questions and share what they have done. Trybooking.com/CJTRY
The workshops are being led by two accredited Victorian Energy Scorecard assessors, Dale Boucher and Creswick’s Tim Drylie.
Content will cover cheap fixes, energy efficient appliances, how to use a thermal imaging camera to detect draughts in your home – a great tool available for loan from Ballarat Central Library and the Ballarat Tool Library. Time and Dale will also outline government rebates and subsidy schemes.
Participants are asked to bring their latest electricity/gas invoices, and letters showing the upcoming price increases for 2023. Light refreshments will be served. The workshops are intended as a pilot with further funding to be sought later this year for a longer program for 2024
Ballarat Zero Emissions Alliance (BZEA) of which BREAZE Inc. is a member has organised the workshops, which are being funded by the Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action (DEECA).