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CSIRO report into 5-star energy efficient houses

In 2006 the Building Code of Australia set new energy efficiency standards of 5-stars as a minimum for new houses across the country. In 2012, to assess if the new standard was achieving its goals, the Australian Government asked the CSIRO to:

  1.  find out whether the 5-star standards have actually reduced heating and cooling energy use of houses compared with those built to the earlier 3.5 to 4-star standard; and

  2.  determine the actual benefits and costs of meeting the 5-star standard.

To read the preliminary findings click on the PDF link below:

CSIRO Report into 5-star houses(2498 kb)

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