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  • Building Ministers Forum looking into NCC 2022 energy stringency

    July 25, 2019

    The ABCB will shortly release a scoping paper for public consultation on options for implementing these provisions in the NCC.

  • New CSIRO Portal providing Energy Efficiency Performance Information

    CSIRO has developed a fantastic new tool that provides and collate data on Australian homes, finding that they are becoming larger and more energy-efficient.

  • GreenSmart Professional course

    The HIA GreenSmart Professional course has recently undergone major revision. The revised course now has a greater focus on materials & life cycle assessment, embodied energy, major & alternative construction methods, passive design and water efficiency and water sensitive urban design and is enhanced with a number of activities and group discussion.

  • Trajectory for Improving the Performance of Existing Buildings

    July 25, 2019

    The trajectory for existing buildings will look at what policy levers could be used to improve the performance of existing buildings

  • Solar orientation

    July 25, 2019

    Sensible home design and layouts should be based on the orientation of the individual building lot and any other factors that influence orientation for a new home or renovation.

  • Review and Upgrade of HIA GreenSmart Course

    July 25, 2019

    HIA is currently progressing quite a substantive review of the GreenSmart Professional course.

  • National Energy Efficiency Trajectory

    April 18, 2019

    The Trajectory for Low Energy Buildings is the result of 12 months consultation by the Federal Department of Environment to deliver on recommendation 31 in the National Energy Productivity Plan (2015) for advancing the NCC energy efficiency provisions.