The Clean Energy Finance Corporation has released their latest Investment Insight on Clean energy and community housing.
The paper provides an update of CEFC-financed initiatives undertaken by community housing providers SGCH and Housing Plus to build sustainable homes for low income households. Both providers have targeted areas of high household energy demand to cut energy use, lower emissions and achieve higher NatHERS ratings. Their priority sustainability goals are:
- Develop portfolios of new homes that achieve an average minimum of 7 stars under the Nationwide House Energy Rating System (NatHERS)
- Increase tenant comfort through energy efficient heating and cooling
- Improve sustainability in existing properties through retrofitting