Grants for Higher Building Star Rating
By Bruce Barbour - March 2016
Victoria currently has mandatory 6 Star energy rating on
new residential buildings. Suggest grants to encourage
going higher than the mandatory minimum. Qualify for grant
if go from 6 to 6.5, or 7 or 8 etc. Higher grants from
more additional Stars. Also adjust for building size.
Could also be applied to Green Star office buildings.
While star rating is voluntary would have to determine the
level of grant based on rating and size. If implemented by
a local council the grant could be in the form of rate
relief for a number of years as encouragement for these