The Hotel Energy Uplift Program will deliver $10.2 million in grants to help small and medium hotels reduce their energy use, improve energy productivity and deliver carbon abatement.
The International Partnership for Energy Efficiency Cooperation (IPEEC) has 10 task groups, which includes the Buildings Energy Efficiency Taskgroup (BEET) co-chaired by Australia and the USA. BEET is a collaborative platform for countries to research, inform and support the development and implementation of effective building energy efficiency policies, with a core focus on building rating systems and building codes.
The Report for Achieving Low Energy Existing Homes sets out practical options that informed the Trajectory Addendum for achieving zero energy (and carbon) ready existing homes.
Research has shown that current industry standard weather files for building simulation may not be suited to the assessment of the potential impacts of a changing climate, in particular summer overheating risks.
To examine this issue, consultants DeltaQ were commissioned to explore future climate risk in building energy modelling, and to put forward recommendations for improvements to Australia’s National Construction Code.
Energy Ministers agreed on the Trajectory for Low Energy Buildings in 2019. This is a national plan that aims to achieve:
- zero energy and carbon ready buildings in Australia
- the National Energy Productivity Plan target of improving energy productivity by 40% by 2030
The report identifies 6 options to achieve this.
The report is by the former Department of the Environment and Energy and the COAG Energy Council.
The ‘Achieving Low Energy Existing Commercial Buildings in Australia’ Report was commissioned to consider policy options for the COAG Energy Council’s Trajectory for Low Energy Buildings.
The Addendum to the Trajectory for Low Energy Buildings—Existing Buildings is the former COAG Energy Council-agreed workstream to take existing buildings to being net zero energy ready.
The Australian Government is:
- delivering an affordable and reliable energy system
- putting energy consumers first
- taking real and practical action to reduce emissions and meet our international commitments