On a hot summer day, is your home unbearably hot? Do you find it virtually impossible to sleep? Do you settle for band-aid solutions like letting your air-conditioner run non-stop while saying that you'll "just deal with" the energy bills when they come? Make your home a cool haven with these 5 tips for keeping your home naturally comfortable without [...]

Julie and Alex have lived in their 1960s three bedroom, brick veneer home for 20 years. After having seen electricity and gas prices steadily increase over the past few years, they wanted to continue to enjoy their home without having to worry about their heating and cooling costs becoming too much. Julie shares her journey [...]

Did you know that the average home's carbon emissions equals 67 trees every year!? When the ecoMaster team learned how much the average home's carbon emissions add up to every year, we decided to take the amazing work we do even further, to be absolutely sure that we're taking responsibility for our eco footprint. So, [...]

[WATCH THE VIDEO BELOW] Maurice Beinat wanted all of the benefits of double glazing without replacing his perfectly good timber glazing. So, he invented a product that would change the way people double glaze their existing windows forever. Less cost, less waste and a better result. The criteria was to create a solution that would have [...]

Do you feel the summer heat radiating through your glazing and making your home into an unbearable hot box? Is the winter chill biting right through the windows leaving your home chilly with huge heating bills? The obvious answer is to insulate your windows, but the big question remains - what is the best double glazing [...]

When it comes to creepy crawlies, there are three types of people in this world: the squeeler, the grin-and-bare-it and the hero. But whichever profile you fit, nobody likes creepy crawlies in their living space.... until you realise what you can learn from them. 1. SLIPPING IN THE SERVICE DOOR Draught is invisible, but spiders are not! If [...]

How much ceiling insulation is protecting your home? You might have a lot, a little or none at all - find out below. Ceiling insulation is the most important insulation in your home, so it's essential to know whether it's doing the job it should be. Many people believe they have ceiling insulation, but in truth they [...]

Despite the recent confusion around solar panels, solar hot water and insulation, many Victorians are beginning to understand the link between a home that has been retrofitted for energy efficiency and permanently reduced energy bills. Instead of surrendering to a lifetime of increasingly high energy costs, households are choosing the one-time-investment route and treating themselves [...]

Standing beside your windows in winter can send a chill down your spine and in summer, they're conducting all of that yukky heat in and leaving you boiling hot inside. Here's a simple trick to insulating your windows that will only cost you a couple of minutes! In this video, thermal comfort expert, Maurice Beinat, [...]

Is your home unbearably freezing? Do you find it virtually impossible to warm up your home and hold that warmth? Do you settle for band-aid solutions like letting your heater run non-stop while saying that you'll just deal with the energy bills when they come? Make your home a warm haven with these 5 tips for keeping your home naturally [...]

WATCH THEIR STORY: Many people walk in this house and they have a really good feeling ... and that’s a lot to do with the comfort factor." TRANSCRIPT: Margo: “It’s just the most fantastic feeling to have your house, when you walk in the door, that it’s not so cold that you’d rather stay outside which was [...]

Why to fill draughty gaps around your home ... Draught proofing your home is a great way to keep your home warm in winter and cool in summer without cranking up the heater or the air conditioner. When you seal up all of those sneaky gaps and cracks, you can keep your expensive heating and [...]

Her family now enjoys an environmentally friendly home that is naturally warm in winter and stays cool and comfortable in summer. There is no reason for houses in Australia to have such high heating and cooling bills ... we are just squandering the resources available to us and it is not necessary, the technology is here." [...]

Today he  is an official Climate Leader, trained by Al Gore himself to deliver a very important presentation. In this interview, Alastair shares what it means to be part of the Climate Reality Project. 1. What is the Climate Reality Project? In 2007, I saw An Inconvenient Truth, the Academy Award-winning documentary about climate change, produced [...]

A great way to shade your windows in the summertime is by using deciduous trees. Trees such as these that lose their leaves in the winter, let the winter sun in to warm your home in the wintertime, and when the weather heats up, the leaves come back and shade your glass for the summertime. A shrub like this [...]

Composting is a great alternative to sending your foodscraps to landfill, it's better for our planet and it makes really nutritious mulch for our gardens! Now let's be realistic, composting can be time consuming, not all of us have time to be outside turning compost over. But what if there was a product that would [...]

In this interview, Graeme Ambrose, our guest lighting expert, reveals all of the issues associated with down-lights and shares what we can do to make a switch to energy efficiency. As Managing Director and Senior Consultant of the lighting consulting company, Ecodecisions, Graeme is the perfect person to shed some light on the issues associated [...]

In this video, energy and thermal efficiency expert, Maurice Beinat, walks you through the issues surrounding down-lights and what you can do to protect your home. Want to know more about lighting alternatives? Stay tuned for our upcoming lighting options special. In the meantime, check out our video library for more energy and thermal efficiency [...]

It's a free program designed to support you in making your home truly green, and there's something in it for your community group too. Wondering what all the fuss is about? Check out this new animation to learn how the program works! Want to get involved? Group Organisers Register Here

"As we get closer to retirement we do think about how to reduce our costs, about expenditure we need to make before we retire ... "   Viv shares her story ... "We spend most of our time in this back room here, it catches the winter sun, which is beautiful and in summer we've got [...]