The Energy Freedom Alliance – Our Backstory

Energy Freedom by Beyond Zero Emissions brings together households and businesses to transform Australian homes into zero emissions, net energy producers. The comprehensive buildings energy upgrade research published as the Zero Carbon Australia Buildings Plan shows step by step how existing Australian homes can become efficient and comfortable, and it is this which forms the knowledge base of the Energy Freedom program.   In this backstory podcast from the BZE archives, Beyond Zero Radio’s Vivien and Anthony are joined by engineer Jenny Lewis (pictured) and architect Heidi Lee to talk about the Energy Freedom Alliance – part of the business backbone of the Energy Freedom program and an important part of the Energy Freedom story. Jenny and Heidi both have wide ranging experience in sustainable buildings, environmental design and were key contributors to BZE’s Zero Carbon Australia Buildings Plan in areas of research and project management. Podcast: http://podcast.bze.org.au/storage/monday/mp3/140721_Mon_Viv_Energy_Freedom_Alliance.mp3 This show was broadcast on Mon 21th July 2014 Links: http://energyfreedom.com.au/ http://www.cherryledlights.com.au/ http://www.sustainableconstructionservices.com.au/products/double-triple-glazed-windows/timber-windows Buy the Energy Freedom Home book Join the movement. Get Energy Freedom. Sign up now. Have you got an Energy Freedom story to share? Australia wants to know! Please share via  info@bze.org.au   Follow on Energy Freedom Twitter   Like at Energy Freedom Facebook Buy the Energy Freedom Home book   Sign on and Check out the leading brands supporting this Beyond Zero Emissions initiative.   Are you a company or industry association that would like to be part of Energy Freedom? If so please email us : info@bze.org.au Beyond Zero Emissions · Kindness House · Fitzroy · Melbourne, Vic 3000 · Australia...

Energy Freedom Home book launch a success!

Energy Freedom Home book launch heralds the start of spring It was an absolutely stunning spring day, and the Keech family home and garden was packed with visitors. They had come to celebrate the launch of the newly published book, The Energy-Freedom Home. And what better place to launch a book about achieving Energy Freedom than at an Energy Freedom home?  Keynote speakers Tanya Ha (environmentalist and best-selling author) and Adam Bandt (Federal Greens Member for Melbourne) spoke passionately about the need for more support for homeowners, in particular low-income families, to improve the energy efficiency of their home and install solar. Richard spoke about co-authoring the book with Beyond Zero Emissions in order to share practical tips on how to achieve energy freedom. Touring a 1913 home that produces more energy than it consumes The Keech family, Richard and his wife Kate, as well as their 18-year old daughter Emma, spent all day guiding tours through their home and detailing the transformation from drafty, leaky period home, to comfortable, energy efficient sanctuary with no energy bills! Tour highlights included preserving the heritage stained glass windows with secondary glazing, the three solar arrays that produce 5 kw of electricity fed back into the grid, two plug-in cars (one fully electric, one hybrid), and of course the adorable chooks in the garden. About the book The Energy-Freedom Home explains nine steps that can be taken to transform Australian homes. Containing detailed, easy-to-follow descriptions of practical problems and solutions, plus over 120 colour photographs and diagrams, The Energy-Freedom Home is the perfect guide to help home-owners liberate themselves from costly and...

The Energy Freedom book is here!

How to Wipe Out Electricity and Gas Bills in Nine Steps Energy bills can be an unwelcome monthly shock, and they seem to get worse and worse every year. Ever wondered how you can achieve energy freedom? Are you eager to find out where to start? The Energy-Freedom Home explains nine simple steps that can be taken to transform Australian homes. Containing detailed, easy-to-follow descriptions of practical problems and solutions, plus over 120 colour photographs and diagrams, The Energy-Freedom Home is the perfect guide to help homeowners liberate themselves from costly and non-renewable sources of energy. Get started today! Click the image to buy the book. Book description: The average Australian household spends over $2,000 a year on gas and electricity bills. Now, not only can you reduce those bills, but you can even wipe them out, while making your home more comfortable. Paying for energy is the largest running cost that most home-owners are burdened with. And that’s no surprise – we use energy to heat our water, refrigerate our food and drink, run our heaters and air conditioners, light our homes at night, cook our meals, run our TV’s, and charge our computers. There are simple, practical ways to reduce our demand for energy and to change where we get it from. There is already a quiet revolution under way as renewable energy and energy efficiency transform the way we generate and use electricity and gas. Over 1.4 million households in Australia now have rooftop solar – and, as a result, the costs of solar energy have plummeted, making it more accessible for the average home-owner. Yet...

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