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Climate friendly housing opportunity

Climate friendly housing opportunity

Better than net zero? Making the promised 1.2 million homes climate-friendly would transform construction in Australia.

The national cabinet has announced plans to build an extra 1.2 million homes by July 1 2029. 

The construction, operation and maintenance of buildings accounts for almost a quarter of greenhouse gas emissions in Australia. 

If these new homes are built in a business-as-usual fashion, they will significantly increase national greenhouse gas emissions.

What if we committed to building homes that produced net negative emissions?

Published: August 23, 2023 

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