Building More Energy Efficient Buildings

The Andrews Labor Government is reducing the energy costs and greenhouse gas emissions of Victoria’s buildings.

The Labor Government will continue to work with the community and industry to move to cost-effective standards to lift the energy performance and improve the comfort of Victoria’s least efficient residential properties.

Current funding includes:

  • $8.9 million to strengthen energy efficiency regulations for new homes
  • $5.7 million for the Residential Efficiency Scorecard home rating tool, designed to measure and assess the fixed features of homes that drive energy costs
  • $2.4 million to establish the foundations of energy efficiency standards for residential properties and the disclosure of energy ratings when homes are sold
  • $1.8 million for a new Better Commercial Buildings Program to fund energy efficiency improvements for 50 poorly performing commercial buildings and tenancies

Stronger energy efficiency standards for residential properties will help Victorians reduce their energy bills and improve the comfort of their homes, especially during extremes of hot or cold weather.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Energy, Environment & Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio

“We want to ensure that Victoria’s homes are the most comfortable and healthy in Australia.”

“We’re making sure new home buyers are getting what they pay for, so we will work with the Victorian Building Authority to increase building industry compliance with energy efficiency regulations.”