Sustainability is an important factor in buying, renovating or building your own home. If building or renovating your own home, there is a lot you can do to ensure that your project is:
- Energy and water efficient;
- Reduces its impact on climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions; and
- Is as ‘green’ as possible.
The WA Government is committed to the efficient use of energy throughout the state. The 6 Star Energy Efficiency requirements (including lighting efficiency) became mandatory in May 2012 and apply to all new homes and any renovations or extensions to existing homes that require a Building Permit.
Information on Energy Efficiency Assessors in your area can be obtained from the Association of Building Sustainability Assessors website.