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Paying the right price for energy efficient homes

31 May 2018
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New research finds that people are willing to pay more for energy efficient housing, making the case for a mandatory national rating system for existing homes. 

“Location, location, location” is a time-honoured mantra for pricing property, but research shows buyers and renters are also prepared to pay a premium for energy efficiency.

A new study has analysed tens of thousands of property transactions over five years from 2011-16 in the Australian Capital Territory, where it is mandatory to disclose the energy efficiency rating (EER) when selling a home.

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