A new project led by the Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council (ASBEC) and ClimateWorks Australia will develop a long-term industry-led vision for how the National Construction Code can deliver energy and emissions savings alongside financial benefits for building owners and occupants.
The Building Code Energy Performance Trajectory Project: Issues Paper notes that buildings contribute more than half of our country’s electricity consumption and almost a quarter of emissions in Australia. Energy requirements for new construction in building codes are key to driving energy and emissions outcomes.
This Issues Paper calls for input and feedback from industry, government and consumer stakeholders, to help ensure the project is useful, relevant and achieves its intended outcomes.
An interim report on project findings will be published in November 2017 and
a final report on cost benefit analyses and a policy pathway in March 2018.
Feedback is due via email by Friday 28 July 2017.
Read the ASBEC Media Release.