Submission on Trajectory for Low Energy Buildings: Coordinated Policy Options for Existing Commercial Buildings Draft Report

The Property Council of Australia, the Green  Building Council of Australia (GBCA) are grateful for the opportunity to provide input to the Trajectory for Low Energy Buildings: Coordinated Policy Options for Existing Commercial Buildings Draft Report.
The Property Council and the GBCA urge the Commonwealth to prioritise the built environment in its plans  for  emissions  reduction. 
The  challenge for  policy  makers  is  to  extend  the  substantial  progress made by market leaders across the entire sector.
Although the built environment represents some of the  lowest  cost  emissions  abatement  opportunities,  there  are  persistent  barriers  to  the  uptake  of energy efficiency that require strong and targeted policy support to address.