Journal article

The wandering energy stars: The challenges of valuing energy efficiency in Australian housing

Georgia Warren-Myers, Catherine Kain, Kathryn Davidson

Energy Research and Social Science | Elsevier | Published : 2020


In the context of curbing greenhouse gas emissions to meet the ambitious but much-needed targets to limit global warming to reasonable levels, residential housing can play a significant role. By enhancing the energy efficiency of residential housing, emission reductions, reduced costs and better health and wellbeing of occupants may be achieved. Despite gradual improvements in home energy efficiency, homeowner engagement could be greatly enhanced by the demonstration of how energy efficiency and energy ratings can be reflected in residential property values. Ascertaining the value of energy efficiency may enable greater investment and potential for increased availability of finance for added..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The authors wish to acknowledge the support provided by the Australian Property Institute and its members for contributing to our knowledge of energy efficiency in residential property valuation. This research is funded by the CRC for Low Carbon Living Ltd supported by the Cooperative Research Centres program, an Australian Government initiative.We wish to thank the peer reviewers as part of the CRC-LCL process and the editors and anonymous reviewers involved in the publication of this paper.