Australian manufacturers ready to respond to demand for energy efficient homes

As members of the Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council (ASBEC) our Associations represent manufacturers of materials that play an integral role in improving the thermal building envelope and providing healthier commercial and residential building stock.

On 1 October, NSW will lead the rest of Australia by implementing the National Construction Code (NCC) 2022 energy efficiency standards, bringing significant improvements to energy performance of people’s new homes.

We note that, while some state and territory governments have recently announced delays to their planned adoption of National Construction Code (NCC) 2022 energy efficiency standards, industry is ready to meet the Australia’s needs for better performing homes.

ASBEC’s manufacturing members have made significant investments to support the move to 7-star homes. Collectively we have well developed production processes, which stand ready to respond to the expected increased demand for insulation and glazing materials across Australia.

ASBEC’s Low Carbon, High Performancei report demonstrates that improving the performance of new and existing housing stock is key to achieving State and Federal Governments’ emissions reduction targets, while also contributing to broader national efforts to manage cost of living pressures for households.

It has been over a decade since Australia meaningfully increased the minimum energy efficiency requirements for new homes in the National Construction Code. In that time, we have fallen further behind international standards while the need to reduce emissions has grown even more urgent.

While we wait for regulations to catch up, Australia’s manufacturers of energy efficient building materials are ready to help build the low-emissions, high performing homes Australia needs.

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