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This document provides a set of recommendations for how the Australian government can help reduce emissions in the built environment. It covers residential, commercial and public buildings.

Key recommendations:

  1. Set out a long term vision for net-zero buildings and extend the Trajectory for Low Energy Buildings to 2050.
  2. Ensure the Climate Solutions Fund drives low-cost abatement and provide targeted financial incentives.
  3. Deliver a Zero Carbon Ready building code and improve enforcement and compliance.
  4. Expand the mandate of the Energy Security Board to drive energy productivity across the economy.
  5. Deliver City Deals that drive cost-effective emissions reductions.
  6. Empower owners, buyers and renters with a single national rating scheme for home energy performance.
  7. Make Australia a global leader in high-performance building products.




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