Innovating for a greener, healthier and more equitable built environment
Buildings account for over 50 per cent of electricity use in Australia and almost a quarter of its emissions. The built environment has the technology to decarbonise now, but we must do this at speed and scale to smooth the way for other hard-to-abate sectors and achieve Australia’s legislated emission reduction targets.
Governments must implement policies and programs that provide certainty to industry and drive the transition to zero-carbon-ready homes and buildings. Across eight policy themes, Every Building Counts sets out policy recommendations which provide a roadmap for governments towards a greener, healthier, more equitable built environment.
Find out more about this campaign and access the resources below. You can also visit our joint website with the Green Building Council Every Building Counts.
A new report detailing a suite of recommendations for local governments to drive down carbon emissions in buildings will be released by the Green Building Council of Australia and the Property Council of Australia at an event tonight with the City of Melbourne.
Property Council and Green Building Council call for Australian homes to have a national energy rating scheme
A new joint report by the Property Council of Australia and the Green Building Council of Australia has called for every Australian home to be given an energy performance rating, allowing buyers or renters to know the energy efficiency of their home before moving in.