The objective of this scoping study was to examine the range of essential skills, knowledge and experience that specialist energy efficiency professionals require to provide energy efficiency and energy productivity services.
This report was commissioned by the Department of the Environment and Energy who have managed the project on behalf all Australian jurisdictions under Measure 31.2 of the National Energy Productivity Plan.
The Green Lease Schedule is a formal commitment between tenants and building owners which sets a minimum ongoing operational building energy performance standard. The Australian Government has led the way in the use of green leases and in 2006 introduced Green Lease Schedule requirements for new office leases as a key component to the Energy Efficiency in Government Operations (EEGO) policy.
This report was commissioned by the Department of the Environment and Energy who have managed this project on behalf of all Australian jurisdictions under Measure 31.2 of the National Energy Productivity Plan. The report contributes to research in the residential buildings sector, by conducting an independent study into, and providing examples from the building industry of, the changes that have been implemented and are associated with constructing more energy-efficient dwellings.
This study investigated new house construction around Australia to gain insight into the quality of house construction with regard to the energy efficiency aspects of air‐tightness and quality of installation of insulation and heating/cooling ductwork and involved recruiting 20 houses in each capital city around Australia (Darwin was not included).
It followed concerns raised that the energy efficiency features of houses that are required to achieve the minimum energy efficiency standards in the National Construction Code (NCC) (Australian Building Codes Board, 2015) were not delivering assessed benefits For example where insulation and weather sealing is poorly installed by builders houses will have lower energy efficiency performance than expected. This filled a gaps in research with little data previously collected on newly built houses to quantify air‐tightness and assess the quality of installation of insulation and heating/cooling ductwork.
A well designed and managed lighting systems can lead to significant improvements in energy efficiency to office tenancies.
The information in these factsheets applies to Australian Government agencies who report under the scope of the Energy Efficiency in Government Operations policy.
This purpose of this study is to update the findings of the building benefit/cost analysis, for commercial buildings, undertaken for the report Pathway to 2020 for Increased Stringency in New Building Energy Efficiency Standards.
Energy Management Plan templates for the Green Lease Schedule
Energy Efficiency in Government Operations (EEGO) is the Australian Government’s policy on energy efficiencies in Government Operations.
The EEGO factsheets contain detailed information about different aspects of the policy.