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Inquiry into Energy Consumption in Residential Buildings

This inquiry was established on 18 June 2003, to report on Energy Consumption in Residential Buildings. The closing date for submissions was 1 August 2003. For further information please contact Ian Thackeray, Committee Manager on (02) 9230 3308.
Resoultion passed 18 June 2003, Minutes No 3, Item 2 The NSW Standing Committee on Public Works is to inquire into and report on energy consumption in residential buildings in New South Wales, in particular: To examine: 1. Changes in annual energy consumption patterns of electricity, gas and solar; 2. Implications for capital works programs of energy providers of any increases or projected increases in energy consumption; 3. Factors contributing to any increase in energy use (such as, take up of appliances, such as air conditioners; current design practices; growth in size of houses; subdivision design); 4. The application of current government and industry policies and initiatives (such as, the operation of rating tools, energy efficient appliances). And to consider: 1. Strategies to address increasing energy consumption and to improve the sustainability of residential buildings, such as · improving design, construction or operational practices for residential housing; · development of targets or other quantifiable outcomes for residential housing; · product research; · new technologies; · retrofitting; · consumer awareness and education; · any other strategies 2. Implementation of such strategies; 3. Any other related matter.

The NSW Standing Committee on Public Works is to inquire into and report on energy consumption in residential buildings in New South Wales, in particular: To examine: 1. Changes in annual energy consumption patterns of electricity, gas and solar; 2. Implications for capital works programs of energy providers of any increases or projected increases in energy consumption; 3. Factors contributing to any increase in energy use (such as, take up of appliances, such as air conditioners; current design practices; growth in size of houses; subdivision design); 4. The application of current government and industry policies and initiatives (such as, the operation of rating tools, energy efficient appliances). And to consider: 1. Strategies to address increasing energy consumption and to improve the sustainability of residential buildings, such as · improving design, construction or operational practices for residential housing; · development of targets or other quantifiable outcomes for residential housing; · product research; · new technologies; · retrofitting; · consumer awareness and education; · any other strategies 2. Implementation of such strategies; 3. Any other related matter.


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