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 is 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€, 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 a good example of a project focusing on health benefits rather than solely on energy savings.

The project started in 2018 and was completed in 2021. It benefited 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.

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

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

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