All new homes in Victoria must have a range of energy and water saving features, which will not only reduce your energy bills and make your home more environmentally friendly but also make your home more comfortable.
All new homes (including mud brick and homes with timber sub-floor construction) must have
- building materials with a six star rating
- water conservation measures
- either a rainwater tank for toilet flushing or solar hot water system.
Relocated homes and alterations to existing homes
All relocated homes and alterations and additions must use a building material with a sixstar energy rating.
If your alterations are increasing the original volume of the building (including any alterations done in the last three years) by 50% or more the existing building must be brought up to the same standards of the new construction.
If your house extension increases the floor area of the existing building more than 25% or more than 1,000 square metres, it must fully comply with the new standards. If your extension is less than this building surveyors can allow for partial compliance if meeting the six star rating will be overly onerous, technically impractical or the cost will outweigh the benefit.
An Energy Rater, accredited with Sustainability Victoria, will review your building plans to make sure they meet the six star energy rating. You can visit Sustainability Victoria's website at http://www.sustainability.vic.gov.au for a list of Energy Raters.
For more information about six star ratings use the links attached.
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