Energymark is helping households and communities reduce their carbon footprints, lower energy consumption and save on power bills.
23 February 2011 | Updated 27 May 2013
Energymark is a household energy efficiency program developed and tested by CSIRO in Australia which uses peer-to-peer networks to achieve behaviour change.
Operating similar to a bookclub, the program provides trusted information to motivate kitchen table discussions.
Through a process of regular meetings and discussions, Energymark group participants are empowered to make changes in their behaviour and households to create positive, sustainable change at home and in their local communities.
Participants in the Energymark program recorded average energy savings of between 12-23 per cent over the duration of the 8-12 month program.
The feedback from participating households indicates that the Energymark experience, through a process of regular meetings and informed structured discussions, is an effective means of communicating information and enabling behaviour change.