Coordinator Rachael Roberts said securing the sponsorship in June from Bayswater and Noranda Community Bank was important after losing State and Federal funding over the last two years.
�Our focus has always been on educating people about how to use energy and water more efficiently, reduce bills and improve environmental outcomes,� Ms Roberts said.
�This is a key area where our skilled and professional auditors assist households across Perth.
�This work is still going on with local council support in some areas, namely Stirling, Joondalup, Cambridge and Cockburn.
�It is hoped that Bassendean and Swan will soon have home audits available for residents.�
Ms Roberts said the sponsorship enabled Environment House to assist local schools and community groups to reduce their energy bills in a shared cost arrangement.
�Most recently, we assisted Hillcrest Primary School to reduce their energy and water use, with a projected saving of $15,000 a year,� she said.
�Our auditor Alan Benn is currently finalising an audit for Weld Square PS.
�We are also providing composting and worm farm eco-hardware and education for local schools.
�We anticipate this service to expand rapidly as schools learn about what we are doing and for our relationship with these schools to be ongoing into the future, a future that is now secure.�
Environment House is holding an open day on September 13 from 11am-3pm with Mr Benn, who can assist with cost-saving advice. Gardening volunteers will also be on hand to talk about three methods of turning organic waste into soil fertiliser: traditional composting, worm farming and bokashi composting.
For more information, visit www.sustainablehouseday.com.