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Bunbury Home Owners Consider Retro-Greening

By Kevin Kelly

With utility bills such as gas, water and energy increasing, the latest research suggesting retro-greening your home can save hundreds of dollars each year is a tactic many people in Bunbury would find worthwhile.

What is retro-greening?

Retro-greening is the process of upgrading a building to make it more ecologically sustainable with upgrades such as thermally efficient glass in windows, new awnings, replacement air-conditioning, rain water tanks, solar panels or lift modernisation.

It could save owners more than $200 per lot per year.

No wonder it is expected to become a $25 billion industry over the next 10 years, and create over 250,000 new construction jobs throughout Western Australia.

Many home and apartment owners don’t realise that they don’t need to have money in the sinking fund to retro-green a building. Eco-loans also mean that with the savings you are generating, the costs of the loan are offset, making the work effectively cost neutral in many cases.

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