Energy

This considers both energy efficiency mechanisms and / or source substitution to renewable or reduced pollution energy sources such as use of solar energy and the provision of PV cells.

Objective

Reduced usage of polluting and non-renewable energy sources.

Target

Measures that would achieve 45% reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) production from energy use per dwelling (compared to recent historical data and/or ‘traditional’ development meeting basic regulatory standards).

Solar house

Principles

To reduce energy use there are 2 fundamental options, although the solution for a development may be a combination of these options:

  • Reduce overall energy use by 45% compared to the historical data or plausibly modelled performance of a comparable non-EnviroDevelopment development.
  • Encourage alternative energy sources (e.g. solar, wind, biomass, gas, hydro) for a portion of the development’s energy use (without increasing energy use unnecessarily / unreasonably) such that the overall emissions are reduced by 45% compared to recent historical data or plausibly modelled performance of a comparable non-EnviroDevelopment project (prior to March 2006).

Standards

 

Industry

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