GBCA ticks Qld Premier's 'cleaner, greener buildings policy'
Australia's leading green building organisation has confirmed its support for a national move towards minimum six star energy efficiency ratings for all new Australian homes.
According to the Green Building Council of Australia's (GBCA's) Chief Executive, Romilly Madew, the announcement by Premier Bligh is in line with the Council of Australian Governments' (COAG) approach.
"COAG's recent commitment that all states and territories move towards securing a minimum six star energy efficiency standard is supported by the GBCA," Madew said.
"We see the transition towards six stars as a step in the right direction. This will improve the environmental sustainability of Australia's homes and reduce our national carbon emissions."
Madew also said that the GBCA has been testing its Green Star - Multi Unit Residential tool in the Queensland market.
"What we've found is that a six star energy efficiency rating for houses in Queensland is readily achievable.
"Australia's commercial and residential buildings are responsible for 23 per cent of the nation's greenhouse gas emissions. This is why energy efficiency measures in new and existing buildings are vital if we are to reduce Australia's carbon footprint," Madew concluded.
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