Thermarate welcomes six-star energy efficiency standard in WA
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Commerce minister Simon O’Brien reported that Western Australia would follow other Australian states by introducing a minimum six-star energy efficiency standard for new homes built from 1 May 2011.
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The Government has allowed a 12-month transitional period for new home developers to ensure the building industry has time to comply with the changes.
Thermarate director Alistair Brownlie said he welcomes the introduction of the minimum six-star standard as it was a positive move in ensuring a sustainable future for Australia.
“Improving the star rating of a home will offer great long-term benefits for home-owners, such as huge savings on energy bills,” he said.
“Recent media reports suggesting that the six-star standard would significantly increase building costs are misleading and inaccurate.
“Builders should not be concerned about the Government’s announcement to move WA to a six-star minimum energy efficiency standard.”
Thermarate energy assessors have already started working with builders to ensure their new homes reach the minimum six-star standard.
“Most homes we have assessed using our sophisticated software were already fulfilling the requirements,” Mr Brownlie said.
“There are a number of inexpensive measures builders can do to increase the efficiency any new homes that aren’t already reaching the six-star standard.”
Established in 2000, Thermarate is an innovative company that is dedicated to delivering quality energy ratings and design advice to builders, architects and owner-builders.
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