A new industry survey by the federal government could inform changes to thermal performance standards in the Building Code of Australia.

The Department of the Environment and Energy has engaged the Moreland Energy Foundation, an independent not-for-profit organisation, to undertake a study into how the building industry has achieved building dwellings with higher thermal performance and the practice of voluntary improvement to thermal performance beyond the regulatory minimum.

Readers are invited to participate in this study via a quick online survey, which consists of 10 questions and should take less than 10 minutes to complete.

Industry input is considered valuable to obtaining a balanced view of the changes that industry has implemented and are associated with constructing more efficient dwellings, including to meet minimum regulatory requirements in Australia.

It follows a more in depth survey recently released by the Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) which seeks to understand the reasons behind the poor uptake of performance based design among stakeholders, especially architects who are potentially most likely to adopt innovative design and ideas. 

Read more about the ABCB survey here.

Access the Department of Environment and Energy survey here.

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