VHHP - Victorian Healthy Homes Program

VHHP - Victorian Healthy Homes Program

National project

The VHHP - Victorian Healthy Homes Program delivered 1000 energy efficiency and thermal comfort upgrades to low-income householders with a social or health care need. It was designed as a randomised controlled trial, with homes upgraded either before winter (intervention group) or after winter (control group).

With a budget of over 1 million euros, the VHHP upgraded homes either before or after the winter period (June 22 - Sep 21) of each year. Final data collection and analysis were completed by December 2021. This was a good example of a project focusing on health benefits rather than solely on energy savings.

Some concrete key performance indicators (KPIs) of the project include:

  • Homes upgraded: 1000.
  • Home visits completed: 1900.
  • Residential efficiency scorecards completed: 1000.

The project started in 2018 and was completed in 2021.

Main beneficiaries: the disabled and low income consumers.
It addressed the topics of: health, indoor comfort (thermal comfort, housing quality), insulation, quality of dwelling, energy efficiency, equity and justice (gender equality, socio-economic gaps) and vulnerable consumers.

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