The Federal Government wants all homes for sale or rent to have an energy efficient rating
The Federal Government wants all homes for sale or rent to have an energy efficient rating. The rating system is supposed to reveal the energy performance of a building, to inform people whether they could face big power bills to heat or cool a home. Scores are awarded according to the home’s energy efficiency.
A score of zero means the building does virtually nothing to protect occupants from hot or cold weather.
A score of 10 means occupants may not need a heater or cooler at all.
The scheme would be based on an existing rating system, which has been used in ACT for more than a decade.
New homes in Australia already have to meet a minimum energy efficiency rating, which is now six stars across most states and territories. But the Government’s plan would require homes for sale and rent to also have a rating.