While Australia has yet to implement mandatory energy-efficient design in new builds, it’s something that may come into play in the future. It’s also worth noting that it’s much easier to achieve a higher score with smart planning on a Metricon new build than it is trying to retrofit many older homes.
If the idea of an energy-efficient home appeals to you, obviously a ten-out-of-ten NatHERS score is brilliant, meaning no costly heating or cooling is required, but the investment involved in building a home like that could come with a sky-high outlay that’s prohibitive for many home-buyers.
Anything six-plus is a great option.
If you decide the official NatHERS seal of approval isn’t right for you now, there are still plenty of energy-efficient ideas you can incorporate into your build that may save you money and increase your level of comfort. Check out some solutions here.
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*Queensland do not currently use NaTHERS for energy-related compliance.