Higher energy standards for NSW homes

Renew has made a submission to the NSW government backing higher energy standards for new homes.

NSW is planning to update BASIX standards to lift energy efficiency requirements for new homes. The BASIX Higher Standards would lead the way for action on climate resilient homes around Australia by bringing NSW energy standards in line with 7-Star NatHERS ratings.

Better home energy standards are a win-win-win: they cut household bills, cut emissions, reduce pressure on the grid, and make our homes more comfortable to live in.

Renew’s analysis shows that residents in the eastern and western suburbs of Sydney will win out with the changes, with energy bill savings more than outweighing any additional costs.

Read Renew’s full submission here.