Energy

This considers reduction of greenhouse gases through energy efficient appliances and fixtures, passive design and behaviour change.

Objective

Reduce usage of polluting sources and support use of renewable energy. Enhance comfort through design.

Target

Implement measures that would optimise energy reduction and achieve 20 per cent reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) production across the development over and above current regulatory requirements.

Solar house

Principles

To reduce greenhouse gas production there are four fundamental options, although the solution for a development may be a combination of these options:

  • Reduced energy usage through design.
  • Demand and behavioural management devices and programs.
  • Use of 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).
  • Use of more greenhouse gas efficient appliances and fixtures.

Standards

 

Industry

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