Increase Energy Efficiency Standards For New Homes

Increase Energy Efficiency Standards For New Homes

The Climate Council's report Tents to Castles: Building energy efficient, cost-saving Aussie homes, has found that living in a 7-Star, all-electric house in any capital city in Australia would save occupants hundreds of dollars each year on heating and cooling costs, and would mean a 25% reduction in emissions compared to the existing 6-Star standard.

It’s time to show our representatives that Australians want safer, more comfortable homes that are cleaner and more affordable to run. 

Send the Climate Council's latest report, Tents to Castles, to your State or Territory’s representative in the Building Ministers’ Forum ...

The Climate Council's report Tents to Castles: Building energy efficient, cost-saving Aussie homes, has found that living in a 7-Star, all-electric house in any capital city in Australia would save occupants hundreds of dollars each year on heating and cooling costs, and would mean a 25% reduction in emissions compared to the existing 6-Star standard.

It’s time to show our representatives that Australians want safer, more comfortable homes that are cleaner and more affordable to run. 

Send the Climate Council's latest report, Tents to Castles, to your State or Territory’s representative in the Building Ministers’ Forum today, and urge them to commit to increasing energy efficiency standards by the end of 2022.

Read the full report here.

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Share the report with your relevant NSW Minister

Use our simple tool below to contact the NSW representative in the Building Ministers’ Forum and ask them to commit to improving the standards of Australian homes by raising the NatHERS standards for new homes from 6 to 7-Stars, and implementing these changes by the end of 2022.

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