BUILDING INDUSTRY CALLS FOR NATIONALLY CONSISTENT FRAMEWORK FOR RESIDENTIAL RATINGS (FED)

Australia’s building industry, via the Australia Sustainable Built Environment Council (ASBEC), has today called for a new nationally consistent rating framework for housing sustainability. ASBEC President Ken Maher said: “Housing is responsible for 13% of Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions. Improving the sustainability of our housing stock is crucial to meeting Australia’s targets for emissions reduction. At the same time, with energy costs rising, greater energy efficiency in our homes will improve the cost and quality of living for all Australians.”