ACER Home Energy Audit Kits and Power-Mates now available

With the price of electricity and gas rising and our water resources becoming scarce, finding ways to save money and reduce consumption of these valuable resources is becoming a concern for many home owners.

To assist residents in Perth's Eastern Region, the EMRC and its member Councils Town of Bassendean, City of Bayswater, City of Belmont, City of Kalamunda, Shire of Mundaring and the City of Swan, have made available ACER Home Energy Audit Kits and Perth Solar City Power-Mates through their library loans systems.

The Power-Mate is a plug power meter to help residents identify high energy consuming appliances and stand-by energy use in their home. It provides measures of power consumption, running costs and greenhouse gas emissions. Additionally, it projects these values going forward per hour, per week, per quarter and per year.

The ACER Home Energy Audit Kit is a tool kit (which includes a Power-Mate) to help residents conduct an energy audit of their own home and includes guidelines to use the tools and a workbook with practical tips on how to reduce energy use, water use and carbon emissions.

The kit contains a variety of tools and information which allow residents to conduct an energy use audit of their home, and increase their understanding of energy use and sustainability. Some of the tools in the kit include:

  • Power-Mate - to identify high energy consuming appliances
  • Generic Thermometer - to test the temperature of hot water and fridge/freezer
  • Shower Timer - to reduce shower time and test water flow rate

If you would like more information regarding purchasing kits, please contact the Business Development Coordinator (details below).

These Home Energy Audit Kits and Power-Mates can be borrowed in the same way as a book or DVD from participating libraries. Participating libraries include:

Member CouncilLibrary LocationNumber of Home Energy Audit kits or individual power-mates
Town of Bassendean

Bassendean Memorial Library


46 Old Perth Road, Bassendean

2 Home Energy Audit Kits and 4 Individual Power-Mates
City of Bayswater

Bayswater Public Library


25 King William Street Bayswater

2 Home Energy Audit Kits

Gerry Leeuwangh Public Library


7 Dewar Street, Morley

2 Home Energy Audit Kits

Maylands Public Library - The RISE


28 Eighth Avenue, Maylands

2 Home Energy Audit Kits
City of Belmont

Ruth Faulkner Public Library


Progress Way, Cloverdale WA 6105

2 Home Energy Audit Kits and 2 Individual Power-Mates
Shire of Kalamunda

Forrestfield Public Library


Strelitzia Avenue (corner of Salix Way), Forrestfield

1 Individual Power-Mate

High Wycombe Public Library


Markham Road, High Wycombe

1 Individual Power-Mate

Kalamunda Public Library


7 Williams Street, Kalamunda

1 Individual Power-Mate

Lesmurdie Community Library


Reid Road, Lesmurdie

1 Individual Power-Mate
Shire of Mundaring

Albert Facey Memorial Library

(Mundaring Library)


Nichol Street, Mundaring

2 Individual Power-Mates

1 Home Energy Audit Kit

Katharine Susannah Prichard Library

(Boya library)


119-135 Scott Street, Helena Valley

2 Individual Power-Mates

1 Home Energy Audit Kit

City of Swan

Altone Park Public Library


332 Benara Road, Beechboro

8 Home Energy Kits* accessible from any City of Swan library by transfer if requested.

Ballajura Public Library


Corner Kingfisher Avenue and Illawarra Crescent, Ballajura

*Home Energy Kits were developed by the City of Swan and content will differ from the ACER Kits.

Bullsbrook Community Library


Chittering Road, Bullsbrook

Ellenbrook Community Library


90 Main Street, Ellenbrook

Guildford Public Library


97 James Street, Guildford

Midland Public Library


45 Helena Street, Midland

For More Information

For more information about EMRC’s ACER Program please visit our ACER webpage.

For further information please contact:

Joanne Woodbridge - Environment and Sustainability Coordinator
Phone: (08) 9424 2243
Email: joanne.woodbridge@emrc.org.au

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