Australia is at the crossroads of a sustainable future energy policy. A more ambitious climate target has been set by the new Federal Government.
Alongside the ongoing effort to decarbonise the energy supply, some major developments have been made in Australia to seize the enormous potential of energy efficiency. While commercial buildings are being managed with the successful NABERS program, the Australian residential building is lacking a comprehensive policy package.
There is an urgent need to complement strong minimum energy performance standards for new buildings with disclosure of energy performance for existing buildings and financial incentives that help Australians upgrade their homes.
Germany and Australia have collaborated on energy efficiency via the Australia Germany Energy Working Group and have been exploring what Australia can learn from Germany to accelerate the energy improvements in the residential sector. The experience in Germany suggested supporting the rollout of insulation, heat pumps, building modelling, consumer selection and understanding, and installer training will be key. The outcome from strong foundations helps lower the risk to the Australian consumer and government. If supporting measures are put into effect, such as more activities in energy efficiency schemes or budgets for products and training, this underpinning provides all involved with confidence from the German experiences.
Register now for a side event after the ARBS conference in the presence of the Hon. Lily d’Ambrosio, Minister for Energy, Victoria, to discuss an integrated outcome for residential technologies. APHA will be represented by our Chairperson, Kate Nason.
This event is kindly hosted by Stiebel Eltron.
Registration starts at 6:00 pm
Event times are from 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Learn more and register here.