Buildings account for over 50% of electricity use in Australia and almost a quarter of its emissions. The built environment has the technology to decarbonise now, but we must do this at speed and scale to smooth the way for other hard-to-abate sectors and achieve Australia’s legislated emission reduction targets.
Governments must implement policies and programs that provide certainty to industry and drive the transition to zero-carbon-ready homes and buildings. Across eight policy themes, Every Building Counts sets out policy recommendations which provide a roadmap for governments towards a greener, healthier, more equitable built environment.
We have completed a comprehensive review of global and local policies with a proven record of emissions reduction to inform recommendations with the best value for governments and industry.