Two in person focus groups were recently held in Monbulk and Lilydale with the goal of exploring parents' attitudes and experiences around household energy use in the Yarra Ranges Council area.

Researchers at Deakin University have provided the preliminary results, with more detailed research findings due in early 2024. These findings will inform the second phase of the Power to Save Project, focused around intervention methods to support households to reduce energy usage.

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Background & introduction to this project

Deakin University and Yarra Ranges Council are partnering to co-design ways to assist in reducing household energy consumption.

We have previously heard from families in Yarra Ranges that energy consumption is a major concern.

You are not alone! Did you know that energy use increases considerably when children are in the household and families with adolescent children are the highest energy consumers? This is why our research focusses on parents in the community to support you in making real changes.

We will be hosting focus groups to find out some of the motivations and barriers to families' household energy reduction. This will inform future strategies designed to support families’ to actively reduce household energy use.

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