Energy efficiency & net zero building

Australia is on a path to net zero by 2050 with a milestone marker of halfway by 2030.

With buildings responsible for up to a quarter of carbon emissions our industry is one targeted for change.

This is what we already know is coming:

  • Updated trajectory for Low Energy Buildings by late 2024
  • NCC 2025 – improving energy efficiency in commercial buildings and onsite renewables
  • NCC 2028 – net zero buildings, with particular focus on residential, and embodied energy
  • National Energy Rating Scheme for existing homes
  • Increased stringency in planning and building to manage resilience.

The Green Building Council of Australia produces guides, training and resources to help industry deliver more sustainable buildings. This includes a dedicated resource for sustainable renovations.

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