Magnetic Refrigerators
Magnetic Refrigerators
Oak Ridge National Laboratory and General Electric have teamed up to create a revolutionary new type of refrigerator that uses magnets to create cold, also known as the magnetocaloric effect (lowering or raising the temperature of the material by changing the magnetic field).
Ultra-Efficient Heat Pumps
Ultra-Efficient Heat Pumps
The Building Technologies Office is ushering in the next generation of heat pump systems, which warm and cool your home by moving heat from one space to another. A fuel-fired, multi-function residential heat pump that can reduce primary energy consumption by 30 percent.
Clothes Dryers
Clothes Dryers
The same concept behind heat pump technologies that keep your home comfortable can also be used for another important application: drying your clothes. Oak Ridge National Laboratory and General Electric are developing a new type of clothes dryer that uses a heat pump cycle to generate hot air needed for drying.
Smarter, More Connected Homes
Smarter, More Connected Homes
We live in an increasingly connected world -- the same is true for our homes. New electronic devices and appliances can now be linked to the Internet to provide real-time data that makes it easier to understand and lower energy use.
Next-Gen Insulation
Next-Gen Insulation
Insulation is one of the most important ways to reduce your home heating and cooling costs. The Industrial Science & Technology Network is developing new foam insulation made with environmentally friendly and advanced composite materials that ensure heat doesn’t escape from the attic, walls and other areas of the home during cold winter months.
Advanced Window Controls
Advanced Window Controls
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and Pella Windows are working on new highly insulated windows that use sensors and microprocessors to automatically adjust shading based on the amount of available sunlight and the time of day to ensure proper lighting and comfort, saving consumers energy and money.
Reflective Roofing Materials
Reflective Roofing Materials
Cool roofs coated with materials containing specialized pigments reflect sunlight and absorb less heat than standard roofs. Expect these types of roof systems to get even “cooler” due to new fluorescent pigments developed by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and PPG Industries that can reflect nearly four times the amount of sunlight of standard pigments.

Energy-Saving Solutions

From heating and cooling to electronics and appliances, it takes a lot of energy to power our daily lives. Our homes use 37 percent more energy today than they did in 1980. But without energy efficiency -- through technology innovation and federal energy conservation standards -- this number would be a lot higher. In fact, even though our total energy use has grown, our energy use per household is down about 10 percent, despite that our homes are larger and contain more devices.

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20 November 2019

Vendor: Vornado
Type: Appliances
Price: 239.95

Powerful, Quiet & Efficient

The Vornado Energy Smart 633DC air circulator is a high-quality medium-sized floor fan. It's perfect for bedrooms, lounge rooms or at work.

  • Uses up to 80% less energy than regular AC fans.
  • Moves air up to 24 metres.
  • Variable speed dial for full control of airflow, noise, and power consumption.
  • Practically silent operation on lower speed settings.

A Better Way to Keep Cool

Floor fans are an ideal way to improve your comfort. When the weather is hot, a good floor fan can circulate air throughout the room and keep it moving. This creates a draft which cools occupants via the wind chill effect.

Even paired with air conditioning, this floor fan will help you save energy. It allows you to increase the set-point, or switch the aircon off altogether.

Unfortunately, most floor fans from Bunnings and other retailers are poorly made. For starters, they usually have cheap, noisy, and inefficient AC motors.

Vornado Floor Fan - Now With DC Motor

This Energy Smart DC floor fan provides an even smarter solution than the original Vornado design.

  • Efficient DC motor technology...

Vendor: Dimplex
Type: Heating
Price: 69.95

A Cosy Heated Throw Rug

This Dimplex heated throw will keep you warm and cosy this winter.

  • Cost Effective - Stay warm without the accompanying high power bills.
  • 3 Heat Settings - Choose from 3 heat settings. Quick heat up means your throw blanket will be warm and ready within about 10 minutes.
  • Built-in Safety - The Dimplex heated throw includes several overheating protection mechanisms.
  • Energy Efficient - Automatically switches off after 3 hours of use.
  • Easy To Clean - The controller is detachable and the heated blanket is machine washable.

Cosy Heated Throw Rug on Couch

Sitting in front of the TV with the heater on is no longer a costly, guilty pleasure. Provided that heater is a Dimplex Heated Throw!

Why are Heated Throws so Cheap to Run?

The Dimplex heated throw rug will cost you about 5 cents a day to operate. Yup, you read that right. Assuming you use it for about 4 hours a day on the medium heat setting, it would use just 0.2kWh/day of electricity.

The heated throw blanket gets away with such minimal energy usage because it heats you directly. This is unlike most other plug-in electric heaters which try to...

Vendor: Reduction Revolution
Type: Appliances
Price: 27.50

This is a 10 Pack of surface mount power sockets, with an effective unit price of $2.75 inc GST each.

Each 3 pin mains power socket is rated for 240V AC and 10 Amps. Single electrical socket with loop.

They are perfect for use with 90mm LED downlight fittings, LED ceiling panels, LED high bays or any other light with a 2 or 3 pin power plug. 

Specifications - 10 Pack of Surface Mount Sockets 240V 10A

Voltage 220 - 240V AC
Max Current 10 Amps
Max Power 2,400 Watts
Case Material Plastic
Installation Installation by an electrician
Product Identifiers
DXPB1, 9352553000688 (10 pack barcode)

Vendor: Reduction Revolution
Type: Monitoring
Price: 24.95

Uncover how much your appliances really cost to run

Our Power Meter measures the energy consumption and running cost of any standard plug-in appliance. It measures:

  • Watts - Instantaneous power usage.
  • kWh - Total power usage over time (what you are billed for).
  • Cost - Based on your electricity tariff(s).
  • & More - Volts, Amps, Frequency, Power Factor, & KgCO2.

The Power Meter will help you uncover your energy hungry appliances. Then you can get started on reducing your power bills!

You could save $100's by using this Power Meter

Here are some energy guzzlers we identified with this power consumption meter:

  • A desktop computer was found to use 22 watts in standby (costing $50 per year, when it was not even being used).
  • Reducing a pool pump's run-time by just two hours per day saved $250 per year.
  • A sound system was using 10 watts in standby (wasting $20 per year).
  • A dishwasher's lower temperature setting used 0.4 kWh less per load saving the household $40 per year.

How to use the Power Usage Meter

This power meter measures the power consumption of any device plugged into a...

Vendor: Reduction Revolution
Type: Training
Price: 24.95

The average Australian household spends over $2,000 a year on gas and electricity bills. The Energy-Freedom Home book shows you how to wipe out these bills, while making your home more comfortable.

The book focuses on eight steps to use energy more efficiently, and more effectively. The ninth step is to offset your remaining energy usage with solar power.

The book does approach this task from the perspective of an 'owner occupier' of a free standing house. However, even if you rent, or live in a unit, this book is still of great assistance. This is because the vast majority of principles and actions discussed apply to all homes, regardless of their make-up.

  Energy Freedom Home Sample

The Energy-Freedom Home is detailed enough for you to take informed action, without getting bogged down in too much technical detail.

Don't just read the book - take action!

The authors of this book have the same goal as Reduction Revolution - to help anyone live more efficiently and sustainably.

Many of the concepts outlined in The Energy Freedom Home can be put into practice with the products we stock. So why not make...

Vendor: Aircon Off
Type: Appliances
Price: 59.95 - 69.95 (2 variants)

Control your AC with a smarter remote

Aircon Off lets you take control of AC by limiting the operating temperatures that users can select.

  • Prevent over-cooling or over-heating.
  • Compatible with any split AC unit with simple setup.
  • Backlit display & all standard AC remote functions still available.
  • Tamperproof programming and battery cover.

 Additionally the Pro model features:

  • Placebo Effect - Gives users impression that temperature range is not restricted.
  • Daily Off Timer - Switches AC off after a chosen number of hours.

Why optimise AC set-point temperatures?

Air conditioning can be an efficient way to cool or heat, but only if carefully managed. This means setting realistic temperatures and sticking to them.

As a rule of thumb, air conditioning energy usage varies by 5 to 10% for every 1 ̊C adjustment in set-point temperature.

To reduce energy usage, a higher set-point is warranted in summer and a lower one in winter.

Do you know someone who likes to switch the AC to 16°C on a hot day? Or aims straight for 30°C when it starts to get a bit cold? Or...

Vendor: Vornado
Type: Appliances
Price: 279.95

STOCK ALERT! Item is now sold out for this season. Please see our other Vornado Energy Smart Fan for current stock.

Keep Cool With Less Energy

The Vornado Energy Smart 683DC pedestal fan is an energy saving floor-standing fan.

  • Uses up to 80% less energy than other pedestal fans.
  • Whole room air circulation.
  • Adjustable height from 80 - 96 cm on a stable pedestal base.
  • Adjustable dial to control airflow, noise & power usage.

Looking for a smaller fan? See the Vornado 533DC Compact DC Fan.

Not All Pedestal Fans Are Created Equal

Fans are an ideal way to increase thermal comfort. They create a breeze which cools occupants through the wind chill effect. Paired with air conditioning, fans allow you to increase the set point on hot days. Or switch the air con off all together in mild weather.

While pedestal fans are generally quite useful, most are poorly made. They use inexpensive, noisy, and inefficient AC motors. It's not hard to see why broken fans often pile up at curbside hard rubbish collections. 

Better Quality With Vornado DC Fans

Vornado Energy Smart Series fans use efficient DC...

Vendor: Vornado
Type: Appliances
Price: 179.95

STOCK ALERT! Item sold out due to popular demand. Pre-order now from our next shipment arriving 11th January.

Compact, Energy Efficient, & Quiet

The Vornado Energy Smart 533DC air circulator is the perfect fan for most rooms. Place it on the floor, bedside table, or work desk.

  • Uses up to 80% less energy than regular AC fans.
  • Moves air up to 22 metres.
  • Variable speed dial for full control of airflow, noise, and power consumption.
  • Whisper quiet cooling - ideal for night-time usage.

Looking for a larger floor fan? See the Vornado 683DC Pedestal Fan.

Fans Are Great... But Often Low Quality

Fans are an ideal way to improve thermal comfort. When the weather is hot, a good fan can circulate air throughout the room and keep it moving. This creates a draft which cools occupants via the wind chill effect.

Even paired with air conditioning, fans will help you save energy. They allow you to either increase the set point, or switch the air con off altogether.

Unfortunately, most fans are poorly made and have cheap, noisy, and inefficient AC motors. Broken fans often feature on curbside hard...

Vendor: LotusGrill
Type: Appliances
Price: 24.95 - 39.95 (3 variants)

STOCK ALERT! Pre-order now for dispatch around 21st December.

This listing is for LotusGrill spare parts. Pick the part that you require from the drop-down menu above.

Our current spare part stock includes:

  • LotusGrill Charcoal Container Stainless Steel (G-HB3-D115, barcode: 4260023017263).
  • LotusGrill Inner Bowl Stainless Steel (G-EI-34, barcode: 4260023011988)
  • LotusGrill Grill Grid Stainless Steel (G-ER-34, barcode: 4260023011971)

See also: LotusGrill Charcoal BBQ, Premium Lump Charcoal, Ethanol Lighter Gel, LotusGrill Pizza Stone Set, LotusGrill Hood, LotusGrill Glass Lid.

Vendor: LotusGrill
Type: Appliances
Price: 79.95

Thought a portable pizza oven was impossible? Well think again!

When you combine the LotusGrill BBQ, Hood, and this Pizza Stone you'll have just that.

The LotusGrill Pizza / Grill Stone adds extra versatility to your LotusGrill BBQ. Impress your family and friends by producing delicious pizzas in minutes.

Through the glass top of the LotusGrill Hood, you can see when the pizza is ready. If you want to bake your own pizza in the garden, on the beach, or when camping, this pizza stone accessory is for you.

Note: Don't limit yourself to only making pizzas with the Grill Stone. You can also use it to fry eggs or cook any other items that are not well suited to the regular stainless steel grill.

Vendor: Digitech
Type: Lighting
Price: 49.95 - 99.95 (2 variants)

Portable LED Floodlight with Lithium Battery

The TechLight Rechargeable LED Work Light is a tough and portable floodlight. Features include:

  • Two models: 10W or 20W (see drop-down menu above).
  • Four modes: high (3 hours runtime), medium, low (9 hours) & flashing.
  • Battery level indicator plus charge & discharge protection built-in.
  • USB charging port - 5V 1A output to charge mobile phones & other devices.

This powerful LED light will allow you to keep working at night or illuminate dark areas. The built-in battery makes it easy to use in remote locations, or where there's no access to power. It can be used indoors (eg. in a workshop) or outdoors (eg. when camping or caravanning). 

Efficient LED and lithium-Ion battery technology provide high brightness with long run times. Available in 10 watt or 20 watt options, both offering 3 hours of light at full brightness. At the lowest setting up to 9 hours of burn time is available for extended use without recharging.

Both models are waterproof and suitable for outdoor use. The 20W model has a higher level of water...