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Building energy codes

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Report

The New Energy Tech Consumer Code: representing the interests of consumers at the Australian Competition Tribunal

This report documents Consumer Action's experience representing the interests of consumers at the Australian Competition Tribunal, reflecting upon the impact of their involvement and how to ensure stronger consumer protections are in place within the NET industry.
Policy report

Decarbonising heating at home

This report examines two major policies targeting renewable heat and energy performance in buildings in the UK from the past decade – the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) in Great Britain, and the minimum energy efficiency standard (MEES) in private rented housing in England. It also...
Systematic review

International best practice on financing models for low carbon/energy efficient buildings

The objective of this review is to find evidence on international best practices on financing models for energy efficiency investments in buildings.
Report

Warm, cool and energy-affordable housing policy solutions for low-income renters

Energy hardship can include both absolute and relative measures of financial hardship, as well as circumstances where residents limit their energy use for normal daily activities. This research examines the incidence of energy hardship for Australian low income renters, and considered strategies and policy actions...
Strategy

Sustainable buildings for everyone, everywhere

The World Green Building Council has released this strategy to tackle the climate emergency, health and wellbeing, and resource efficiency issues in the built environment.
Position paper

Green Star in focus: the case for sustainable industrial buildings

Industrial buildings, such as warehouses and cold-store facilities, play a key logistical role in the smooth running of national and regional economies. It’s vital that these assets are future-proofed for the impacts of a changing climate and a low carbon economy.
Report

A green stimulus for housing

This report makes the case that the nature of the recession predicted over the coming years necessitates fiscal stimulus measures to restart and redirect the UK economy. At the same time, the UK’s climate change targets necessitate the ‘retrofit’ of millions of homes in the...
Policy report

Tomorrow’s homes: a policy framework to transition to sustainable homes for all Australians

This report shows how investing in better design for Australian housing can deliver a double benefit. If implemented now, it can protect jobs and keep money flowing to sustain the economy. In the long term, it can lower energy bills and reduce carbon emissions, thus...
Report

Establishing a plan to achieve energy code compliance in cities

A strong building energy code is one of the most affordable and effective mechanisms for advancing energy efficiency in buildings. The national model building energy codes have increased energy-saving potential by nearly 30 percent from 2006 to 2012. However, energy savings are only achieved when...
Report

Transforming the market through energy management information systems

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) estimates that deployment of energy management information systems (EMIS) can be used to achieve building energy savings of 10 to 20 percent. The Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) further estimates that EMIS can yield savings of up to...