Assisting our membership to conserve valuable time and money, CHIA Vic explores opportunities to share resources and services. In 2018/19, this including developing a suite of energy efficiency projects to enable members to implement energy saving measures that would reduce the costs for tenants and improve building quality.
CHIA Vic and Boom! coordinated the installation of solar panels at and 22 apartment buildings that housed 698 households, plus 94 standalone properties, utilising funding from the Victorian Property Fund and rebates from the Victorian Government’s Solar Homes program.
The community housing properties were managed by five organisations: Community Housing Limited, Housing Choices Australia, South-East Housing Cooperative, Unison and South Port. The total cost of the solar upgrades supported by the Solar Homes rebate contract was $1,149,730.32, with a total rebate amount of $467,118.50.View Case Study