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Andrea Blackmore
When does investment in energy performance garner a financial return?

Australian article that asks “Is there an energy performance level here in Australia that delivers the best ‘bang-for-buck’?”

Lochiel Park in South Australia is arguably the most environmentally sustainable housing estate in the country.  Are homes built to the Lochiel Park performance level affordable?

“When we crunch the numbers based on actual costs and real energy and water savings we find that although net zero energy houses cost slightly more to build, mainly because of the extra energy technologies, the owners are much better off financially. In fact, our research shows owner occupiers are nearly $25,000 better off over the life of the home, and that is before we consider the health and wellbeing benefits of better thermal comfort and enjoying almost no utility bills.”

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