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(2) Does Housing ACT improve the energy efficiency when they do a major refurbishment.

(3) When does ACT Housing aim to improve the energy efficiency of ACT government houses overall.

(4) How many major refurbishments does Housing ACT do per annum.

(5) Does ACT Housing use a checklist approach, such as require specific roof or wall insulation; if so, what is on this checklist.

(6) Does the Minister know the energy efficiency number rating of existing ACT government housing residences.

(7) How many of each number rating exist.

(8) Has Housing ACT conducted any research as to the cost of improving energy efficiency in ACT government houses; if so, can the Minister provide a copy of the research.

Ms Burch: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

(1) Housing ACT upgrades it houses to make them more efficient having regard to the energy efficient strategy for the ACT Public Housing. A copy is attached.

(2) Yes.

(3) Housing ACT is in the third year of a ten year energy efficiency program. It is expected that the majority of homes will be more energy efficient by the completion of this program in 2016-17.

(4) In 2008-09 Housing ACT upgraded 261 properties. In 2009-10 Housing ACT expects to upgrade 246 properties.

(5) Housing ACT compiles a check list which guides the auditor to determine whether the property requires a new hot water system and if so which type. It also assists in determining whether an insulation upgrade or draught seal is required.

(6) Housing ACT does not have details on the energy rating of its properties which were purchased over 10 years ago. However, Housing ACT has an action plan to roll out its energy efficiency program which will see all properties more energy efficient by 2016-17.

(7) Please refer to the answer to question (6)

(8) Yes. A copy of the report - Energy efficiency strategy for ACT Public Housing prepared by Energy Strategies for the Department of Disability, Housing and Community Services is attached.

(A copy of the attachment is available at the Chamber Support Office).

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