Energy Efficiency Economics & Markets

Impact of Mandatory Residential Energy Performance Disclosure Requirements (HERS) in the ACT

Client: Australian Greenhouse Office

EnergyConsult conducted a detailed research study on the impact of the mandatory home energy rating system which had been operating in the ACT for nine years. Research was conducted through stakeholder interviews and focus groups and government HERS rating records and housing price data collected. The analysis determined the extent of awareness and acceptance of the HERS program, the extent it was influencing renovation approaches and buying decision making.