Improving energy efficiency standards makes economic sense

The Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council (ASBEC) have released a report demonstrating the economic benefits of building better insulated homes. The report includes several case studies including Habitech’s Reservoir House.

The research reveals that savings of up to $150 per household would be achieved if the National Construction Code's energy standards for houses and apartments were improved. It also shows that these bill savings would outweigh the required capital investment, shoring up the financial case for change.
By contrast, because the houses we build today will be used for decades to come, delaying these energy efficiency measures locks in hundreds of millions of dollars in energy costs and increases carbon emissions.
Habitech’s Managing Director Chris Barnett is part of the ASBEC Sustainable Housing Task Group which helped to commission this research. You can read the report here.