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We partner with community groups and government agencies to help you reduce your energy use and switch to renewable options.

For more information on practical energy saving tips and advice, visit Edendale Community Environment Farm.  

You can also contact our Sustainability Officer for energy advice on 9433 3111.

Clean Energy Nillumbik

Clean Energy Nillumbik (CEN) is a volunteer led community group committed to accelerating the transition to renewables in the green wedge shire.

CEN started in 2017 with a strategy to have 100% of Nillumbik’s buildings powered by renewable energy by 2028. 

Reverse cycle unit bulk buy 

As part of the Practically Green series of events, CEN recently launched a bulk purchase of efficient heating and cooling.

Information sessions have been recorded and will help you gain greater understanding of the technology and learn more about the offers and benefits for you.

Find out more about the Community Bulk Purchase Program.

Solar electricity

Switching your household or business to renewable energy is key to addressing climate change. You can do this through installing solar panels and/or purchasing renewable energy from the grid through an electricity provider.

For those looking to install solar panels or batteries, SolarQuotes is a great place to start. There are rebates available to reduce the price of the system, which will generally be taken into account in the price you are quoted - be sure to check this with the provider:

To purchase renewable energy outright, visit the Greenpower website. This is recommended even if you have solar panels, for when the sun isn't shining.

Victorian Residential Efficiency Scorecard

The Victorian Residential Efficiency Scorecard is changing the way Victorians understand and manage their home’s energy performance. 

This Australian-first program rates the energy efficiency and hot weather performance of your home and provides tailored recommendations for home upgrade improvements. 

A Scorecard assessment of your home provides you with an overall star rating out of 10 that represents the average cost of energy for your home.

The assessment also provides a way of knowing where the majority of energy is used in your home and considers fixed appliances such as heating, cooling and hot water appliances, as well as the construction and design of your home. 

Further information

All Scorecard Assessors are accredited through the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning.

Find a Scorecard Assessor and book a Home Energy Assessment at

For more information contact Council’s Sustainability Team on 03 9433 3111. 

Conduct an energy audit

Audit the energy use of all your appliances with a power meter to see how energy use in your home stacks up.

You can borrow a Sustainable Home Audit Kit through both Eltham and Diamond Valley Libraries.