Year 2. Investing
In the second year we continued with the actions we implemented in Year 1. On top of that, we re-invested the money we saved as a result of those actions. We also took out a small green loan to help finance the purchase and installation of various energy and water saving products.
|Action||Investment||Cost (p.a.)||Saving (p.a.)|
|Savings from Year 1 actions (continued)||-||-||$ 5,080|
|Install Solar Hot Water||$ 3,500*||-||$ 325|
|Install Efficient Appliances and Fixtures||$ 3,500***||-||$ 350|
|Embrace Energy Efficiency||$ 200||-||$ 175|
|Use Water Efficiently||$ 200||-||$ 90|
|Harvest and Use your Rainwater||$ 2,700**||-||$ 75|
|Water Efficient Gardening | Grow an Indigenous Graden | Mulch Your Patch||-||$ 150||$ 150|
|Buy Renewable Electricity||-||$ 200||(environmental)|
|Buy Organic Produce||-||$ 200||(health)|
|Use Plants to Remove Toxins (from your home)||-||$ 200||(health)|
|Reduce & Offset your Car Emissions||-||$ 47.30||$ 500|
|Reduce & Offset your Air travel Emissions||-||$ 47.30||-|
|Estimated total second year||$ 10,100||$ 950||$ 6,745|
* Approximate cost of a family size (315 litres) evacuated tube (30 tubes) solar hot water system, installed.
** Approximate cost of 10,000 litre water tank, installed.
*** 5 Star refrigerator plus 3.5 star energy and 5 star water rated dishwasher.