Once a resident signs up for Queensland’s ClimateSmart Home Service, a licensed electrician visits the home, installs a variety of energy-efficiency products, conducts an energy audit, provides recommendations, and leaves behind materials and prompts. The information collected is then used to create a customized plan that is sent to the homeowner six weeks after the visit, with different audience segments receiving different messaging. A voluntary personal energy challenge, wireless power monitors and on-line portal help motivate and empower participants. By the end of 2012, it is expected that 430,000 households will have taken up the service (24% of all Queensland homes) and will have reduced electricity usage by more than 795 million kWh/year and greenhouse gas emissions by 4.7 million tonnes over the life of the installed products. Households that have had the service so far are estimated to have reduced electricity use by 3.72kWh/day with total savings of 1,395kWh/year over the life of the installed products.

Designated a Tools of Change Landmark case study in 2011. Presented by Anthony Coates, Director LGIS Operations, LG Infrastructure Services, Australia. Thursday March 1, 2012, 3:00 – 4:00 PM Eastern Time.