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Improvements to the New South Wales Government’s Energy Savings Scheme (ESS) will help households and businesses to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, save money and boost productivity, says the Green Building Council of Australia.

‘We congratulate the New South Wales Government for its commitment to improving energy efficiency in households and businesses across the state,’ says Robin Mellon, Chief Operating Officer of the GBCA.

‘Energy-efficient buildings – whether they are residential or commercial properties – are cheaper to operate; have smaller carbon footprints; are more productive, healthy spaces; and are better long-term assets. Improvements to the ESS will encourage more households and businesses to take action to capture the benefits of energy-efficient buildings,’ Mr Mellon says.

The ESS encourages households and businesses to reduce electricity consumption and costs by installing, improving or replacing energy-saving equipment. Changes to the ESS include:

  • new incentives for households to purchase quality and affordable energy-saving upgrades to their homes, including high-efficiency heating and cooling, lighting, window glazing and draught sealing
  • incentives for businesses to purchase highly efficient commercial refrigeration and air conditioning equipment
  • better performance standards for commercial lighting products to ensure customers receive highquality and long-lasting products and services
  • red tape removal to make it easier for appliance retailers and service providers to access and administer the scheme.
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