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Eurobodalla Home Guide : 2010
eurobodalla home guide 13 SUSTAINABLE LIVING Narooma Plumbing & Gas Services Ph: 4476 3075 58 Glasshouse Rocks Rd. Narooma. Email:email@example.com Pty Ltd Lic.156170C Thanks to government rebates and incentives, you can get a Solahart solar water heater for even less than you'd pay for an electric water heater. And you'll reduce your water heating energy use by up to 75%. That's great for your budget and the environment Beat rising energy costs - call your local Solahart Expert today on 4476 5824 HELP PROTECT YOUR ENVIRONMENT Narooma Plumbing & Gas Services have combined P.V. grid connect with our existing Solahart hot water solutions to become your total solar energy provider MAKE THE SWITCH TO SOLAR NOW! On average, each electric hot water system produces around four tonnes of greenhouse gases every year. That's at least two-and-a- half times the greenhouse gases produced by other more efficient technologies and equivalent to running an average sized car for a year. Almost half of Australian households have electric hot water systems. The Commonwealth and state and territory gov- ernments are working together to phase-out these greenhouse intensive hot water sys- tems, commencing during 2010. This phase-out will result in the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions of almost 30 million tonnes over the ten years from 2010- 2020. pas - o bmpm d o sags SAGE 1 Commencing during 2010, the phase-out of greenhouse intensive electric hot water systems will be implemented on a state-by- state basis for new and existing homes where such requirements do not currently exist. For hot water installations in new homes, requirements are specified in the Building Code of Australia and are to be regulated through state and territory building regula- tions. Installations in existing homes will be regulated through state and territory plumb- ing regulations. Programs for new homes are already in place in New South Wales. Programs are already in place for existing homes in South Australia and Queensland. S AGE During 2012, the phase-out will be extended so that greenhouse intensive elec- tric hot water systems will no longer be able to be installed in: any existing detached or town house any new flats and apartments with access to piped gas, except where an exemption applies. For new apartments without access to reticulated gas, the phase-out of electric resistance hot water systems will occur between 2012 and 2015 depending on fur- ther investigation of the feasibility of low- emission water heating options for such buildings. The phase-out will apply in all states and territories except Tasmania. Wa mpo sapp? The implementation of the program in 2010 (Stage 1) is being undertaken on a state by state and territory basis. Each par- ticipating state is responsible for its com- mencement date, eligibility criteria and exemptions. The program for existing homes will be extended during 2012 to cover all detached houses. A set of common exemptions will be developed for this stage, drawing on the lessons from stage 1. You don't have to replace a working hot water system, you will only have to pur- chase a low emission hot water system when your current one needs to be replaced. o mss o o s If you are building a new house or replac- ing an existing hot water system, you can choose the low emission option that suits your home, climate and budget. Choices include: heat pump gas; or solar (electric or gas boosted) If you have access to piped natural gas, you aren't limited to installing a gas hot water system; choose the option that best suits your needs. www.environment.gov.au why phase-out greenhouse intensive water heaters? Water heating is the largest single source of greenhouse gas emissions from most Australian homes.