Events and conferences

Report opens the way to better insulation in buildings

The Energy Efficiency Council and Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council (ASBEC) are launching a research report to support an industry-led roadmap for healthy, comfortable buildings. Last year, the Energy Efficiency Council and ASBEC developed a research report to support an industry-led roadmap for quality control and safety in the installation of insulation in Australian buildings. […]

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Industry and consumers push for better buildings

Ahead of the meeting of state and territory building ministers this week, industry and consumer groups have urged government to focus on delivering better productivity and quality in Australian buildings. The Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council (ASBEC), supported by 20 member organisations, has appealed to Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews to maintain […]

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States leading the way to a sustainable future

Industry groups have applauded the Victorian and NSW governments’ significant investments in harnessing the power of energy efficiency and social housing to create jobs and drive the economic recovery from COVID-19. The Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council (ASBEC), Energy Efficiency Council (EEC), Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA), Property Council of Australia, and, as a […]

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South Australia aims high for energy efficiency

Industry groups have applauded the South Australian government announcement that it will invest $60 million to improve the energy efficiency of government buildings. According to Dan van Holst Pellekaan, Minister for Energy and Mining, the commitment is the largest per capita stimulus investment of any Australian government in improving the energy efficiency of public buildings. […]

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Australians getting ‘ripped off’ due to poor NCC enforcement

The Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council (ASBEC) is calling on state and territory governments to protect consumers by making urgent changes to the way building compliance is enforced. According to ASBEC, it is an open secret that Australians are being ripped off by poor enforcement of the National Construction Code (NCC). The code, which governs […]

Economy
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Building Australia’s economic recovery

An advocacy agenda has been released calling on governments to make every building count in Australia’s economic recovery. The Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council (ASBEC), Energy Efficiency Council, Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) and the Property Council of Australia teamed up to release the agenda. It leverages recommendations from the report Every Building Counts, and highlights […]

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Leveraging infrastructure to lower emissions

The Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia (ISCA), ClimateWorks Australia and the Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council (ASBEC) have released an issues paper highlighting the foundational role of infrastructure in Australia’s quest for a net zero emissions future. The organisations point out that infrastructure is responsible for up to 70 per cent of Australia’s emissions. And […]

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Every building counts

The Property Council of Australia and Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) have launched a policy toolkit called Every Building Counts: A practical plan for emissions reduction. The plan sets out practical pathways for transforming Australian homes, workplaces and buildings into low carbon, high-performance structures while reducing emissions. It also includes 75 recommendations to federal, state […]