SAVING ENERGY AND MONEY AND BEING COMFORTABLE IN A CHANGING CLIMATE

SAVING ENERGY AND MONEY AND BEING COMFORTABLE IN A CHANGING CLIMATE

On the 3rd November the NSW Government presented a draft plan to save NSW Energy and Money and is calling for submissions.

The Draft Plan to Save NSW Energy and Money sets out actions to:

  • Improve energy performance of rental properties
  • Support innovative energy efficiency services for small business
  • Help large energy users investigate energy savings
  • Assist local governments to improve their energy efficiency

Partners Energy is pleased to see actions included that support all homes and commercial buildings being energy efficient and liveable and will be making a submission along these lines.

David Howard of Partners Energy especially nominates these options as a positive way to improve the quality of buildings.

  • Improve energy standards for new commercial buildings by advocating new standards
  • Provide rating for homes at point of sale
  • Improve energy performance of tenanted homes
  • Consult on increasing future BASIX targets for new houses.

By promoting energy ratings and improving standards, building owners are encouraged to make improvements that unlock long-term energy savings. This will save households money, reduce bill stress and place downward pressure on the cost of living, particularly for vulnerable households.

The NSW Government has requested feedback to the plan, with submissions closing on the 16th December.

Webinars are being conducted on the 16th and 23rd November and 1st December where you can find out more information and be involved in a Q&A.

You can participate in briefings and provide input via written submissions. To make a submission go to Submissions

Further information on the process and how to get involved is available at https://engage.environment.nsw.gov.au/Environmental-Future-Consultation