The Queensland Government adopted the 6-star energy equivalence housing standards from 1st May 2010. Some minor modifications to Queenslands implementation of the new energy efficiency provisions were included in a draft QDC (Refer to BCA 2010 -P 2.6.1 section 3.12).
As part of the Queensland Government’s “Towards Q2 initative”, Queensland has committed to reducing its Greenhouse gas emissions by 33% by 2020.
Estimates on the growth of greenhouse gas emissions from air-conditioning in Australia from 1990 to 2010 show that Queensland was responsible for 22 per cent of Australian emissions in 1990. This grew to 27 per cent in 1998 and this year is projected to reach 30 per cent by 2010. The total emissions from air-conditioning are projected to double in Queensland.
Queensland Government makes poor decision for unit occupants.
12th October 2012: The move by the Queensland Government to abandon support for mandatory reporting of energy efficiency standards and 6-star standards for unit construction is a very poor decision according to the Insulation Council of Australia and New Zealand (ICANZ).
ICANZ President Anthony Tannous said today “This decision will condemn occupants of new units in Queensland to living for years in less comfortable homes than their compatriots in other states”.
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