Reneweconomy.com.au has reported (10/03/2017) on 300 new 7-star NatHERS rated dwellings being built by community housing group SGHC, as part of the $1.1 billion Social and Affordable Housing Fund scheme in NSW.
These energy efficient homes will have features such as improved home insulation, LED lighting, smart meters, rooftop solar and energy efficient appliances.
The homes will be built for low income families in areas including Parramatta, Fairfield and Liverpool.
Scott Langford from GCH said that they aim to deliver energy efficient housing that is sustainable and requires less energy to run for the tenants. To deliver these long term benefits they need to build beyond the minimum building standards for features such as home insulation.
Mr Langford said that clean energy solutions in community housing has an immediate economic benefit for tenants and is worth the marginal additional cost.