Built to Perform in Northern Australia
Built to Perform in Northern Australia is an addendum report, which sets out potential energy performance targets in the National Construction Code specific to Queensland, Northern Territory and Northern Western Australia’s unique climates.
Modelling shows that:
Building Code improvements from 2022 onwards could save Queenslanders $6 billion in energy bills between now and 2050, $430 million for the Northern Territory and $4 billion in Western Australia. These benefits outweigh the upfront costs of the improvements.
Updating the Building Code from 2022 could reduce emissions by 19 million tonnes for Queensland, 2 million tonnes in the Northern Territory and 10 million tonnes in Western Australia.