Sabina Douglas-Hill | 08 Jul 2019
Most of Australia’s housing was built before the introduction of national minimum energy efficiency regulations for residential buildings in 2003. A large proportion of this pre-2003 housing can be expensive to heat and cool or create environments that are uncomfortable or even unhealthy in some seasons. The Trajectory for Low Energy Existing Homes will explore policy and practical opportunities to increase the energy efficiency of existing Australian homes. (This work supports the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Trajectory for Low Energy Buildings and the National Energy Productivity Plan (NEPP).
Consultation for the Trajectory for Low Energy Buildings began in December 2017 with the inaugural Stakeholder Reference Group (SRG) workshop. The SRG has continued to provide valuable input to the process and has grown to over 250 members representing household energy consumers, the energy efficiency sector, the building and property sector, appliance and technology sector, the energy supply sector, gas suppliers, environmental organisations, energy consultants, universities, and Federal, State and Territory Governments. The first SRG consultations relating to the trajectory for low energy existing homes was held in March 2019.
As a Stakeholder you are encouraged to participate in the upcoming SRG workshops. You will learn about the first consultation draft of the Trajectory for Low Energy Existing Homes and be encouraged to discuss and provide written feedback on the draft.
A second draft of the Trajectory, incorporating your feedback, will be provided to the SRG in late August 2019. The final proposal put forward to the COAG Energy Council will then be refined and approved through State and Territory government approval processes. This is YOUR chance to influence future national policy to improve the energy profile and potentially the affordability, comfort, health and carbon emissions of existing housing stock.
*To register for a Trajectory Workshop please select from the city links marked “HERE” below. (You will then be emailed further event information by the NEPP Secretariat in Canberra.)
If you have any questions about the Trajectory work, please email NEPPSecretariat@environment.gov.au.
Dates and times for the workshops:
To register for the Residential building workshop in Sydney, hold down the control key and click : HERE
To register for the Residential building workshop in Melbourne, hold down the control key and click : HERE
Canberra (Canberra workshops will have teleconference facilities)
To register for the Residential and/or Commercial buildings workshop in Canberra, hold down the control key and click : HERE
To register for the Residential building workshop in Adelaide, hold down the control key and click : HERE
To register for the Residential and/or Commercial buildings workshop in Perth, hold down the control key and click : HERE
To register for the Residential building workshop in Hobart, hold down the control key and click : HERE