Improving standards for homes

It has been a big week with the Victorian government confirming it is considering introducing mandatory disclosure of energy performance at point of sale or lease for residential properties, and mandatory standards for the energy performance of rental housing.

The measures, which were discussed at this week’s Victorian Energy Efficiency and Productivity Summit, formed a key part of the recommmedations put forward by the One Million Homes Alliance, which the Yarra Energy Foundation is proud to be a part of. 

The Alliance was formed seven years ago to advocate for better energy efficiency standards for Victorian residential housing, and for a greater focus on assisting low income households and renters. It has just released its own roadmap for residential energy efficiency

The ATA, Environment Victoria, Kildonan Uniting Care, the Brotherhood of St Laurence, Victorian Council for Social Services and the Victorian Tenants Union are key partners who are already doing great work in this space.

Check out the recommendations here, and we hope to have more news on this soon.