ACT Council of Social Service Inc.

Justice | Equity | Social Inclusion | Reconciliation

Submission: Minimum energy efficiency standards for rental homes in the ACT consultation paper

Publication date: 
December 2021

This submission responds to the ACT Government’s consultation paper on minimum energy efficiency standards for rental homes in the ACT. It outlines why the establishment of minimum standards is an important social justice measure and provides responses to each of the issues raised in the consultation paper: the proposed standard; support for introduction of the standard; implementation issues; and evaluation and review.

In this submission, ACTCOSS supports the initial adoption of a ceiling insulation standard as a bare minimum, recommending that the ACT Government provide a clear pathway to a more ambitious minimum standard over the next 5-10 years.