Green Heart Wisdom

""The Green Heart Wisdom project was delivered between 2013 and 2015, to approximately 2,000 Brisbane residents aged over sixty. The project provided participants with the opportunity to:

  • find new ways to reduce their energy bills
  • improve energy efficiency in their homes
  • stay healthy and comfortable in their homes for longer
  • help address some of the environmental challenges facing our city.

Green Heart Wisdom was part of a national research program, the results of which will help inform future energy efficiency policy and program approaches among federal, state and local governments. Green Heart Wisdom evaluated different approaches to improving energy efficiency in households of low income seniors.

Delivery of the program to participants concluded at the end of 2014 and the program findings are now being analysed.

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Brisbane City Council was the consortium lead for the Green Heart Wisdom project and worked with a range of partners including:

  • Boys Town
  • The Good Guys, Capalaba
  • Good Shepherd Microfinance
  • community service providers including Burnie Brae, Anglicare, Blue Care, Centacare, Churches of Christ Care, Sandgate Home Assist Secure and Communify
  • National Seniors Australia
  • Australian Pensioners and Superannuants League
  • COTA.

Thank you to all those residents, community organisations and service providers who participated in the program.

This project received funding from the Australian Government as part of the Low Income Energy Efficiency Program (LIEEP).

Find out more about this program by sending an email.