Energy standards for new homes are set to rise in 2022.
On February 1, COAG Energy Ministers made a commitment to lift energy ratings for new homes to 6.5 or 7 stars. The changes are due to come into effect in the National Construction Code in 2022. They are outlined in the Trajectory for Low Energy Buildings, a national plan towards zero-energy (and carbon) ready buildings passed by the Ministers on February 1. Donna Luckman, CEO of Renew, said the organisation was pleased with the decision: “This a good step on the road to impro