Smarter Homes Smarter Living Community

Raising awareness, supporting community action and building the capacity of groups helps us transition the broader community to a low carbon future.

Community input

We want to ensure the community provides input into FPGs work so it remains relevant.

You can reach us and provide feedback through the feedback form below or by emailing us at

Smarter Homes Smarter living

We encourage Geelong residents to live a more sustainable, low-carbon life by:

  • building and retrofitting to create more energy efficient homes

  • encouraging an understanding of behaviour changes required to minimise environmental footprints using One Planet Living Principles.

The Smarter Homes, Smarter Living program offers:

  • a free sustainability design service for anyone in Geelong building or retrofitting their home with Council's ESD officer

  • information via the Smarter Homes, Smarter Living Information Booklet and Smarter Homes Smarter Living website, including helpful videos.

  • support for and partnering with community events such as Sustainable House Day and sustainable living activities

  • support for an Environmental Sustainable Design trial across the region, to encourage developers of commercial and medium density residential projects to aim for better environmental outcomes.

Future of Housing

Image of a young boy holding a teddy bear while sitting on a bed with the words 'Are you the new Joneses?'

The Future of Housing Forum in May 2017 was a fantastic success!

The latest in building technology, demographic drivers, energy efficiency and exciting case studies were showcased, demonstrating current technology available now to bring our built environment into the 21st century.

Future Proofing Geelong also invited The New Joneses and their 'tiny house' pop-up to Geelong for the weekend of 5-7 May 2017 to challenge the way we think about space and the notion of what is 'enough'!

Learn more about the forum.


Zero Carbon Emissions Strategy

Read our strategy on reducing our carbon emissions to zero.

Page last updated: Tuesday, 29 August 2017