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Sustainable housing laws

Queensland's growing population and infrastructure requirements, combined with the effects of climate change, means it is more important than ever that Queensland homes are designed and built in a more sustainable manner.

Sustainable housing laws are intended to make Queensland homes more comfortable to live in, minimise water and energy use, and assist with reducing Queensland’s greenhouse gas emissions.

Select from the menu on the left to view information about energy equivalence building standards (star ratings) and climate zones, covenants and body corporate by-laws, hot water system requirements, electricity submetering, energy efficient lighting, and water efficiency.

Last updated 28 March 2018    Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

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