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Rental homes should be liveable homes. Unfortunately, that's not always the case in Victoria. With no minimum efficiency standards for rental properties, tenants can be left to pay massive heating and cooling bills, while energy waste from poorly insulated dwellings is adding to climate pollution.

Sometimes renters can feel like they’re missing out on the benefits of living in a greener, more efficient house.

That’s why our One Million Homes campaign is calling for all rental properties to meet minimum efficiency standards – so that everyone can benefit from lower bills and a more comfortable home.

But in the meantime, we’ve got a heap of suggestions for simple things that both renters and landlords can do that result in big environmental savings. See the articles and blog posts below.

One Million Homes

Imagine a Victoria where electricity price rises didn’t cause a ripple because all Victorians – homeowners and renters alike – lived in energy-efficient homes, even making their own electricity from the sun.

Where homes were more comfortable to live in – warmer in winter and cooler in summer – and vulnerable Victorians were shielded from the health impacts of extreme weather events like heatwaves.

That's the vision of the One Million Homes campaign, an alliance of Victoria’s leading environmental, consumer and social sector organisations.