Country Report on Building Energy Codes in Australia [report]

Bin Shui, Meredydd Evans, Sriram Somasundaram
2009 unpublished
ph: (865) 576-8401 fax: (865) 576-5728 email: Available to the public from the National Technical Information Service, U.S. Department of Commerce, 5285 Port Royal Rd., Springfield, VA 22161 ph: (800) 553-6847 fax: (703) 605-6900 email: online ordering: This document was printed on recycled paper. i Foreword Buildings account for about 30% of all energy consumption globally and a significant share of greenhouse
more » ... emissions. Building energy codes help ensure that new buildings use energy efficiently, and this can reduce building energy use by 50% or more compared to buildings designed without energy efficiency in mind. This is important because buildings typically last 30-50 years, and it is much less expensive and time-consuming to design for energy efficiency than to retrofit a building later. Based on the experience of the Asia-Pacific region, it is clear that building energy codes, when implemented, save energy and improve comfort in new buildings. By design, most building energy codes are cost-effective, saving consumers significant amounts of money on their energy bills. The Asia-Pacific Partnership on Clean Development and Climate (APP) is a publicprivate collaboration to accelerate the development and deployment of clean energy technologies. APP partners include Australia,
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