Energy Efficiency Economics & Markets

Mandatory Disclosure of the Energy Performance of Residential Buildings in Australia

Client: the Australian Greenhouse Office

EnergyConsult, working with Sustainable Built Environment, conducted a scoping study into the potential for a national mandatory disclosure requirement for energy efficiency in residential dwellings. Research was conducted concerning the energy performance rating schemes operating internationally and the impacts of voluntary and mandatory energy performance rating schemes. Several energy performance rating options were defined and an economic analysis of the potential impacts of the options conducted. The research and recommendations were reported for government and industry consideration.