6 Star energy rating
with smart design
From 1 May 2011, all new homes, home renovations, alterations and additions will need to comply with a 6 Star Standard.
The 6 Star Standard applies to the thermal performance of a home, renovation or addition; plus the installation of either a solar hot water system or a rainwater tank for toilet flushing.
Some simple building work, not requiring a building permit, will not be affected by the new regulations. However all new homes and building projects, involving home extensions and major renovations, will need to comply with 6 Star.
A 6 Star energy efficiency rating applies to your home's building envelope - its roof, walls, floor and windows.
Meeting 6 Star compliance is not difficult - it's about good design, particularly at the planning stages.
Visit the Building
Commission web site for more information.
Here are some simple ways to combine smart
design with rating ease:
room planning and placement
and glazing approaches