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In NSW, retailers can choose whether or not to offer solar feed-in tariffs to their customers, and decide the level of the solar feed-in tariff that they offer. However, to help guide retailers and customers, each year IPART recommends a benchmark range for solar-feed in...
The objective of this paper is to outline how the operation of the built environment can best contribute to the supply of diverse housing that supports affordable living outcomes.
Through the National Energy Productivity Plan (NEPP), the COAG Energy Council will prioritise improving consumer information and decision making tools, the removal of market barriers to new technologies and services, and supporting wider innovation and competition within industry and energy market. This will support more...
This report examines the potential for material efficiency and the resulting energy and emissions impact for key energy-intensive materials: steel, cement and aluminium. It includes deep dives on the buildings construction and vehicles value chains, and outlines key policy and stakeholder actions to improve material...
This report explores the critical role buildings can play in meeting climate change ambitions, using a portfolio of clean energy solutions that exist today. It considers the investment needs and strategies to enable the buildings sector transition, and the multiple benefits that transformation would deliver,...
The ultimate test of the business case for high performance low carbon building is to consider how the human benefits of these buildings could be reliably quantified to prove beyond all doubt the positive Return on Investment (ROI). After all, staff costs, including salaries and...
This research explores the carbon impact of current Value Engineering (VE) practices in Australia. To accomplish this goal, a complex mixed-use building in Sydney was modelled to determine the capital material costs and initial embodied carbon emissions before and after the VE process. The results...
This guide from the World Green Building Council’s (WorldGBC’s) Europe network and EeMAP's partner E.ON sets out how they believe the sectors and stakeholders involved in delivering green buildings should support the growth of energy efficient mortgages.
This research found that behaviourally-informed fact sheets can improve consumers’ engagement with energy plans and increase their confidence in choosing the right energy plan or retailer.
The research examined the role of energy efficiency initiatives on overall residential property value and explored the ability of residential valuation professionals to incorporate energy efficiency into the valuation process, focusing on their use of currently available tools.
In the context of curbing greenhouse...