The Built Environment and Energy Efficiency in Australia: Current State of Play and Where to Next

Moore, T and Holdsworth, S 2019, 'The Built Environment and Energy Efficiency in Australia: Current State of Play and Where to Next' in Priyadarsini Rajagopalan, Mary Myla Andamon, Trivess Moore (ed.) Energy Performance in the Australian Built Environment, Springer, Singapore, pp. 45-59.


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Title The Built Environment and Energy Efficiency in Australia: Current State of Play and Where to Next
Author(s) Moore, T
Holdsworth, S
Year 2019
Title of book Energy Performance in the Australian Built Environment
Publisher Springer
Place of publication Singapore
Editor(s) Priyadarsini Rajagopalan, Mary Myla Andamon, Trivess Moore
Start page 45
End page 59
Subjects Urban Analysis and Development
Summary This chapter provides a review and critique of the development and current status of approaches to improve energy efficiency and broader sustainability in the Australian built environment. The focus is on the minimum building performance requirements set through the National Construction Code - Building Code of Australia, but it also includes other mandatory and voluntary approaches which have been introduced over the past two decades. The chapter concludes with a discussion that highlights current gaps that relate to the delivery of a low carbon/low energy built environment. It recognises that Australia currently fails to meet international building performance best practice standards, particularly in the residential sector, and this situation can only be reversed if various levels of government in Australia increase the regulated level of energy performance of buildings coupled with a more holistic and progressive inclusion of all energy consumed and generated within a building. This would be better aligned with improving actual impacts a building has over its lifecycle and on the community at large.
Copyright notice © Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2019
DOI - identifier 10.1007/978-981-10-7880-4_4
ISBN 9789811078798
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