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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 7 Hansard (1 August) . . Page.. 2564 ..


of the culture this government has played no small part in creating. Our hardworking and dedicated public servants deserve better.

Amendment agreed to.

Original question, as amended, resolved in the affirmative.

Energy efficiency

MS ORR (Yerrabi) (5.10): I move:

That this Assembly:

(1) notes that:

(a) energy efficient homes provide significant health benefits to the residents of the household;

(b) energy efficient homes lower the cost of living by reducing energy bills for households;

(c) energy efficient homes can help reduce carbon emissions by lowering demand for energy;

(d) the ACT remains the only jurisdiction with a compulsory home energy efficiency rating disclosure scheme, the Energy Efficiency Rating (EER) Scheme;

(e) since the introduction of the ACT EER Scheme the tools used to measure energy efficiency have evolved; and

(f) the ACT Government has committed to undertake a review of the effectiveness of the EER Scheme, and assess the feasibility of improving EER standards for rental properties as outlined in the Parliamentary Agreement; and

(2) calls on the ACT Government to:

(a) finalise this review as a matter of priority;

(b) consider as part of this review:

(i) the range of tools that measure energy efficiency and which one would be most suitable to the ACT scheme;

(ii) any amendments, additions or subtractions of inputs that should be considered under the ACT Scheme, e.g. appliances;

(iii) appropriate compliance measures including consideration of verification post construction;

(iv) the application of the EER to houses compared to apartments. The interaction between the minimum energy efficiency rating mandated in the National Construction code and the rating required for the ACT disclosure scheme;

(v) the most helpful information that will allow renters compare the energy efficiency of properties;


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