Agnes Camacho December 9, 2008


I am looking for information from those who have established a program that entails a borrowing system for power meters through a library. The idea being; members of the community can borrow an energy audit kit including a power meter along with information about how to conduct an energy audit in their home. Participants learn about the difference in the energy consumption of different appliances and how to reduce their energy use. I would really appreciate any case studies or simply a web address of similar programs or information regarding the following;

* Effectiveness of promotion and the uptake of power meter loans

* Is there any pattern to who is borrowing the meters (young families, students, senior citizens etc)

* Your evaluation process, how you are going to measure the programs success (through the amount of loans or a wider GHG reduction measure)

* Any barriers or obstacles you had to implementing the program

* Any difficulties with insurance or safety concerns

Thank you, looking forward to hearing from you!

Juliana Collins
Regional Sustainability Event and Education
Support Officer
Hunter & Central Coast
Regional Environmental Management Strategy (HCCREMS)
Hunter Councils Environment Division
59 Bonville Avenue, (PO Box 137),
Phone: 02 4978 4020
Fax: 02 4966 2188