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Impact Pathway 3: Mainstreaming low carbon buildings

The provision of quantified evidence as to what measures genuinely deliver low carbon outcomes – and how significant those outcomes are – will play a critical role in driving widespread adoption of low carbon buildings across the board. To provide that evidence and confidence, we are critically examining the designs and modelling the performance of several new and existing low energy Australian buildings.

Taking an integrated approach to design, development and operation, we aim to develop proxy indicators for energy efficiency that will motivate low carbon building, purchasing and leasing behaviour.

This work also involves showcasing the technical and economic performance of low carbon technology, materials and designs to consumers and the construction industry, and aims to inform the development of Australian building codes and standards.