Energy and Water Efficiency
New legislation sets new standards for energy and water efficiency
State Governments in the following states in Australia have taken proactive steps to ensure new homes are designed and built with the latest energy and water efficient designs and products. These programs are supported by legislation which sets a new standard for developing more sustainable homes.
New South Wales
In Sydney and New South Wales, the BASIX (Building And Sustainability Index) building regulations call for a 40% reduction in mains water usage. A typical single dwelling design will meet the BASIX target for water conservation if it includes:
1. showerheads, tap fittings and toilets with at least a 3A rating;
2. a rainwater tank or alternative water supply for outdoor water use and toilet flushing and/or laundry
For further informatin visit BASIX website
In Victoria, new homes must meet "5 star" standards of energy and water efficiency. Homes must include either a solar hot water system or a rainwater tank.
In QLD, all new homes will be required to have water savings installed as per the Queensland Development Code (QDC) MP 4.2
Download MP 4.2 QLD Water Saving Target
In SA, new homes will be required to have a rainwater tank plumbed into the house.
Download Rainwater Plumbing Guide
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