Increasing insulation standards could save millions

By Anonymous
October 19, 2016 has reported (19/10/2016) on the energy savings that can be made by home owners if they insulated their homes more than Australia's minimum standard requirements in building regulations.

A recent report released by Pitt & Sherry said that homeowners and state governments could save $312 million over 30 years if they increased the standards.

The study analysed the typical construction of semi-detached, single and double story homes in capital cities of Australia and New Zealand.

Results showed that typical properties in Australia needed 50% more ceiling insulation and 35% more wall energy to save optimal energy.

Fairer Safer Housing noted in a report released in May that 95% of owner occupiers have some form of home insulation compared to 50% of rented homes.