All new homes, home renovations, alterations and additions need to comply with a 6 Star Standard under the Building Code of Australia. This rating refers to the energy efficiency of a building and applies to a home’s building envelope – its roof, walls, floor and windows.
Meeting 6 Star compliance is not difficult. It's about good design that takes into account a buildings solar orientation, its use of energy star windows, inclusion of proper insulation, natural ventilation and draught-proofing.
Talking early to a building practitioner will help take advantage of the benefits, such as increased comfort, savings on energy bills and making a home more resilient to climate change.
Helpful information about building a sustainable and energy efficient home can be found by following the resource links below.