Back to Everyday Climate Choices


We recognise that as a renter, you may not have a choice to transition your heating, cooling, cooking or hot water appliances. There are still actions you can take to reduce your energy costs and fossil fuel gas use.

Free expert advice and support

The free Renters’ Home Energy Program is an easy way to help you make informed energy choices. Get expert advice, in person or on the phone. Learn the best actions you can take to make your rental home more comfortable and reduce your energy use and costs.

Find out how Canberra renter Melanie used this free program to reduce her energy bills by over $100 a year.

If you’re on a lower income you may be eligible for the Home Energy Efficiency Program. Energy efficiency assessors can visit your home to help you find ways to:

  • reduce your energy and water use
  • save money
  • improve the comfort of your home

Reduce your energy use with simple changes

You can explore our interactive experience to explore common gas appliances in rental properties. You’ll find simple tips to reduce your gas use throughout your home.

The Renters’ Home Energy Webtool is a series of online questions. You’ll get a tailored list of actions you can take to make your home more comfortable and to reduce your energy use and costs.

Sustainability upgrades to strata properties

Body corporate organisations can no longer refuse unit owners requests to install sustainability infrastructure for purely aesthetic reasons. It’s part of the Managing Buildings Better reforms.

We’re also supporting the adoption of Zero Emissions Vehicles. Find out how we’re making building EV ready.

Acknowledgement of Country

We acknowledge the Ngunnawal people as traditional custodians of the ACT and recognise any other people or families with connection to the lands of the ACT and region. We acknowledge and respect their continuing culture and the contribution they make to the life of this city and this region.