Today we speak to Alison Scotland about why electrification is so important and the pathway to achieving a fully electric home.
WELCOME TO SEASON 4 | EPISODE 57
Building The pathway to electrifying our homes
with Alison Scotland
WE NEED TO ELECTRIFY OUR HOMES
Why is electrification important? Alison explains that the national energy grid is on a trajectory to be fully electric, however, this does not solve the fact that gas will still be connected at a household level. Alison explains that there needs to be a push from households to move to electrify their homes in the coming years.
IN THIS PODCAST WE ARE TALKING ABOUT
Alison explains heat pump technology and a report that ASBEC will soon be releasing on this technology that reveals it as the most rapid and least expensive option to decarbonise buildings (even with the current high price tag).
Often when you’re asking for new technology, tradies will push back and advocate for the old way of doing things. We discuss the need for more interaction and discussion between trades and the need for upskilling and reskilling in new, electric technologies.
We also discuss what a just transition for fully electric homes look like, the challenges of retrofitting, and the importance of well-designed houses to reduce energy consumption overall. We also consider the point that the energy performance of a home will play a much larger role in purchasing decisions moving forward.
For this transition, we need informed consumers, informed tradies and a really powerful government-led program to drive the transformation. It’s super inspiring to know that people like Alison exist to help drive the change.
LET US KNOW WHAT YOU THINK & WHAT ELSE YOU’D LIKE TO LISTEN TO!
Let us know what you think about this one, won’t you? If you’d like to leave us a little review, that would really help us out too… it’s so easy to do in the App where you get your podcasts. Thanks in advance! xx
If you have a topic or question you’d like us to cover, contact us here.
LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:
My Efficient Electric Home (Facebook group)
Connect with Alison Scotland:
Join our Renovating and Building for Profit event here
Buy our new book BuildHer here
BuildHer Collective on Instagram
We have several Facebook Groups at BuildHer Collective.
MEMBER ONLY FACEBOOK GROUP
This group is for members only – BuildHers and DevelopHers. This is a closed group for women who are doing our Build Like a BuildHer program or who have joined our DevelopHers Masterclass.
FREE FACEBOOK GROUP – Join Us!
Anyone is more than welcome to join our Women who Design, Decorate, Renovate & Build group. You will note that it’s a closed group. Just ask to join and if you’re into building and renovating.
This is such an amazing and supportive FREE community, so come on and join in the building goodness!