Building efficiency framework open for comment

Building enterprise owners that value eco-friendly practises and green business models will know that it is often a challenge to stick to your guns when trying to combine a profitable operation with sustainability concerns.

The impact of electricity prices and other energy costs can sometimes be difficult to avoid depending on what work is being undertaken but there are ways that building sustainably can work.

The federal government is looking to support green construction and design and is releasing its Draft National Building Energy Standard-Setting, Assessment and Rating Framework for public comment.

The submission period will end on June 6 and until then comments are being welcomed from all industry stakeholders.

States and territories in partnership with the federal government have committed to developing a framework that "works towards consistent approaches in how buildings are assessed and rated for energy efficiency and sets a pathway for increasing minimum energy performance standards for new buildings over time".

Supporting consultancy reports have also been released in conjunction with the draft framework and can be viewed by those who wish to comment on the document.

Posted by Charlie Moore