Zero-carbon Housing ‘May Save South Australia Billions’ 1

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A zero-carbon housing policy could generate billions of dollars for South Australia’s economy, researchers say.

Data taken from an eco-housing development in Adelaide suggests its state-wide adaptation over the course of a decade could generate more than $1.3 billion, University of South Australia researcher Stephen Berry says.

Dr Berry found more than 100 homes in Lochiel Park Green Village used less than one-third of the energy needed for temperature control compared with conventional dwellings and eliminated electricity bills for most owners.

“Each new home builder can also expect net benefits of around $25,000 across the life of their home through greater energy efficiency and on-site generation,” he said on Wednesday.
“Our research confirms zero-carbon housing is both achievable and financially rewarding for householders and the wider community.”

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  1. Sharon Kelly

    To get the whole story read the media release which has links to the two reports covering policy and housing – you can find them here on the CRC for Low Carbon Living (which funded the research) website http://www.lowcarbonlivingcrc.com.au/news/news-archive/2016/04/zero-carbon-housing-policy-can-save-billions-and-lift-living-standards