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Simon uncertain, what’s energy efficiency to you?

By johnboy 19 September 2013 44

Simon Corbell is wondering how important energy efficiency is to tenants:

The ACT Government wants to find out if tenants would take into account the energy efficiency of homes when choosing rental properties, Minister for the Environment and Sustainable Development, Simon Corbell, said today.

“Higher energy efficiency translates into lower power bills, so knowing the energy efficiency of rental homes

could influence the preferences of potential tenants, and encourage owners to improve the energy performance of their properties,” Mr Corbell said.

“We are investigating whether to introduce new laws that would require landlords to provide potential tenants with energy efficiency information about their properties.”

The ACT Government will be holding workshops with stakeholders, and wants tenants of rental properties to have their say through an online survey.

Whoever did the media released didn’t know the difference between web and email addresses, but at some point the survey should be on time to talk.

For mine I’m wary as hell of anything that makes it harder to rent in this town.

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Innovation 3:16 am 25 Sep 13

Innovation said :

breda said :

So, no answer to how a perfect house can eliminate the need for heating in Canberra in July? But that’s what you claimed in your earlier post.

Nor have you explained how any house or flat can have perfectly equal temperatures all of the time.

Of course it makes sense to design housing to maximise the benefits of the local climate. But, this EER stuff is a load of rubbish. It’s a boondoggle, i.e. people are making money = no benefit to users.

Actually I thought that I had answered your question for you but perhaps thiswill help you.

Or are you simply splitting hairs because you’re bored on a Saturday? For example, my idea of a hot or cold spot is not a variation between rooms of only 1 or 2 degrees (which is the most any unheated room in our house would ever vary by, if anything). The same goes for comfort level. Some of us could comfortably live in 18 degrees whereas others need it much warmer.

And where’s the answer to my question earlier?

Still no reply eh? From memory I don’t think that you have ever replied to any of my questions posed to you in any thread.

Innovation 3:12 am 25 Sep 13

LSWCHP said :

I don’t often resort to profanity (well…that’s a lie) but…

F*ck this sh*t.

I turn off Cawell Drive onto Parkes Way every morning, and the recently laid road at the interchange is rapidly disintegrating while the contractors fan-dance their way onto their next cushy gig.

One of my colleagues is married to a lovely young woman who is a teacher at a primary school in Tuggeranong. She regularly undergoes abuse from students (primary school students!) and their arsehat no-hoper lost cause parents.

I’ve spent interminable hours in the emergency room at Calvary hospital waiting to get injured children attended to.

Etc…etc…etc…

Get the basics sorted out. Fix the f*cking roads before someone is killed, get some discipline and dignity into our government schools, get the public health system working and a few other things. Then, when that is sorted, worry about the energy efficiency of rented accommodation.

Agreed. But a competent Government should be able to deal with the important and less important issues. Even, in the scheme of things, minor issues like EERs, if effective, could improve the quality of life of some ACT residents.

wildturkeycanoe 7:20 am 22 Sep 13

LSWCHP said :

I don’t often resort to profanity (well…that’s a lie) but…

F*ck this sh*t.

I turn off Cawell Drive onto Parkes Way every morning, and the recently laid road at the interchange is rapidly disintegrating while the contractors fan-dance their way onto their next cushy gig.

One of my colleagues is married to a lovely young woman who is a teacher at a primary school in Tuggeranong. She regularly undergoes abuse from students (primary school students!) and their arsehat no-hoper lost cause parents.

I’ve spent interminable hours in the emergency room at Calvary hospital waiting to get injured children attended to.

Etc…etc…etc…

Get the basics sorted out. Fix the f*cking roads before someone is killed, get some discipline and dignity into our government schools, get the public health system working and a few other things. Then, when that is sorted, worry about the energy efficiency of rented accommodation.

I don’t use profanities either, but F@*#in’ oath, you are spot on. I wholeheartedly agree with this comment and will support you as a candidate for the next election, to stand up for what we really need. To our government I say “Screw farting around with feel good policies that achieve nothing but jobs-for-the-boys and start to spend our money on things that matter.”

LSWCHP 6:13 pm 21 Sep 13

I don’t often resort to profanity (well…that’s a lie) but…

F*ck this sh*t.

I turn off Cawell Drive onto Parkes Way every morning, and the recently laid road at the interchange is rapidly disintegrating while the contractors fan-dance their way onto their next cushy gig.

One of my colleagues is married to a lovely young woman who is a teacher at a primary school in Tuggeranong. She regularly undergoes abuse from students (primary school students!) and their arsehat no-hoper lost cause parents.

I’ve spent interminable hours in the emergency room at Calvary hospital waiting to get injured children attended to.

Etc…etc…etc…

Get the basics sorted out. Fix the f*cking roads before someone is killed, get some discipline and dignity into our government schools, get the public health system working and a few other things. Then, when that is sorted, worry about the energy efficiency of rented accommodation.

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