What has happened to minimum standards for energy efficiency ratings for houses in the ACT?
On the weekend we visited a house for sale in Harrison which was only three years old – and it had only a 3-star EER. That’s 3 out of a possible maximum of 6! Our current house in Palmerston, which is 15 years old, has 3.5 stars!
Currently, there are houses for sale in Harrison with as few as 3 stars (and townhouses with as few as 2.5), and in Franklin, which is even newer than Harrison, there are house for sale with as few as 3.5 stars. Why on earth are we continuing to build abodes with such lower energy efficiency ratings? Didn’t the ACT Government some years ago set a minimum EER for new houses?