Built to Perform: An Industry Led Pathway to a Zero Carbon Ready Building Code

/Built to Perform: An Industry Led Pathway to a Zero Carbon Ready Building Code
  • Day:

    02 April
  • Start Time:

    3.30 pm - 4.45 pm
  • Stream:

    Smart Energy Solutions

Improved energy performance of buildings presents a win-win-win opportunity, reducing stress on the electricity network, offering bill savings, supporting a least-cost pathway to a zero carbon built environment, and improving health and resilience outcomes for households and businesses. The National Construction Code is a ready-made policy instrument to influence the operational energy use of new buildings and major renovations. The Code regulates the building ‘envelope’ and fixed equipment, including heating and cooling equipment, lighting and hot water. Built to Perform, a report prepared by the Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council (ASBEC) and ClimateWorks Australia, shows that setting strong energy standards for new buildings in the Code could, between now and 2050, reduce energy bills by up to $27 billion, cut energy network costs by up to $12.6 billion and deliver at least 78 million tonnes of cumulative emissions savings