This report and eight associated working papers are a deliverable for the Project RP3016: ‘Enhancing the market for low-carbon homes at point of sale and lease’ funded by the CRC for Low Carbon Living. This project is publicly known as the EnergyFit Homes Project: empowering consumers to recognise and value homes with better health, comfort and sustainability benefits and lower running costs.The EnergyFit Homes Project seeks to develop a pathway for enhancing the market for energy efficient homes at point of sale and lease.
Executive Summary Almost nine in ten Australian households want to take action to reduce their household energy consumption. Despite this interest, most home-buyers and lessees do not consider the carbon performance of their future home. This project seeks to develop a pathway for enhancing the market for low carbon homes at sale and lease. It will combine research and analysis of existing literature, benchmarking of existing information systems, consumer tradesperson research and industry consultation.