COAG Energy Ministers at a meeting on 22 November 2019 have agreed to update the Trajectory for Low Energy Buildings to cover existing buildings. This is the second stage of the national plan delivering zero energy (and carbon) ready buildings for Australia and includes a range of initiatives to achieve this including:
- Developing information, training and energy rating tools for households and businesses to enable greater understanding of energy efficiency options and applications.
- Developing and expanding targeted building policies, including disclosure of energy performance, minimum energy efficiency standards for rental properties, renovations and refurbishments, improving heating, ventilation and cooling, and energy productivity in government operations.
- Identifying and developing supporting measures, including specific measures for strata titled buildings, financial initiatives, appliance standards and labelling, specific measures for vulnerable households, a national dataset and collection process for existing homes, and other targeted initiatives.
For further information on the Trajectory for Low Energy Buildings visit the COAG Energy Council website: http://coagenergycouncil.gov.au/publications/trajectory-low-energy-buildings