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Request for Letters on the Issue of Housing Regulations

Posted in Events by Virginia on June 8th, 2009

A straight forward way to drive the creation of green jobs, and in particular new jobs in manufacturing in Victoria, is to make sure our houses are built to a higher energy standard.

At present, new houses built in Victoria – more than 35,000 a year – must meet a 5 star energy requirement. In addition to achieving this rating for the building itself, 5 Star also requires either a water tank that must supply water to toilets, or a solar hot water system. This system was implemented in 2004. Given that the average energy efficiency rating of houses in Victoria was only 2.2 stars before the new system was introduced, this was a great step forward by the state government.

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