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Year 2. Investing

In the second year we continued with the actions we implemented in Year 1. On top of that, we re-invested the money we saved as a result of those actions. We also took out a small green loan to help finance the purchase and installation of various energy and water saving products.

Action Investment Cost (p.a.) Saving (p.a.)
Savings from Year 1 actions (continued)  -  - $ 5,080
Install Solar Hot Water $ 3,500*  - $ 325
Install Efficient Appliances and Fixtures $ 3,500***   - $ 350
Embrace Energy Efficiency $ 200  - $ 175
Use Water Efficiently $ 200  - $ 90
Harvest and Use your Rainwater $ 2,700**  - $ 75
Water Efficient Gardening | Grow an Indigenous Graden | Mulch Your Patch - $ 150 $ 150
Buy Renewable Electricity - $ 200 (environmental)
Buy Organic Produce - $ 200 (health)
Use Plants to Remove Toxins (from your home) - $ 200 (health)
Reduce & Offset your Car Emissions - $ 47.30 $ 500
Reduce & Offset your Air travel Emissions - $ 47.30 -
Estimated total second year $ 10,100 $ 950 $ 6,745

Notes:

* Approximate cost of a family size (315 litres) evacuated tube (30 tubes) solar hot water system, installed.
** Approximate cost of 10,000 litre water tank, installed.
*** 5 Star refrigerator plus 3.5 star energy and 5 star water rated dishwasher.