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.