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National Energy Efficient Building Project (NEEBP)
The Council of Australian Governments (COAG) have implemented the NEEBP funded through the National Strategy on Energy Efficiency. The South Australian Department of Manufacturing, Innovation, Trade, Resources & Energy have been tasked with managing the project on behalf of all states and territories.
The project has been commissioned as a response to persistent feedback from the building industry that compliance with current energy performance requirements is less than optimal.
In the coming weeks workshops will be conducted in capital cities and regional centres around the country. We urge you to become involved in this national review. Your ideas will feed into recommendations for positive change in how energy efficiency is delivered across the construction cycle.
Project input and response can be via attendance at any of the workshops, a phone conversation with the consultant team, completion of the on-line survey or response to the NEEBP Issues Paper.
The project will be conducted over the period November 2013 to June 2014 and has been divided into two phases. Phase 1 will gather information and feed back into the energy efficiency requirements of the National Construction Code, current practices, effectiveness, regulations, weaknesses, products, materials, industry practitioner skills and training requirements. Phase 2 will develop and trial practical strategies to address problems wherever they occur in the construction cycle.
This is your chance to have an influence on the future of your industry. The project objectives are not to implement increased regulatory burden. Industry feedback identifies the system is broken. You are urged to contribute ideas of how to improve the process.
Choose one or more of the following 4 ways to join in.
1. Attend a workshop
Come to one of the industry workshops being held at different times in 11 locations around the country. Click here to view the workshop locations, dates and times. Take the opportunity to discuss the issues with a range of industry players and make your views known to our team.
Please email RSVP@pittsh.com.au with the workshop's location and time in the subject box to let us know you're coming.
2. Complete a brief, online survey
Spend 10 - 15 minutes on our NEEBP online survey. From Monday 25 November, go to https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/NEEBP to complete the survey. Please complete the survey by Friday 13 December, and note that it will no longer be possible to do so after Friday 20 December.
3. Make a submission or register your interest
Respond to the topics and questions that are included in the Issues Paper (see separate attachment). Send us a quick email with a few comments or a detailed submission if you prefer. If you just want to note your interest in the project please send us an email that notes your area of interest or expertise. We need your response by Friday 13 December. Please email it to:
email@example.com with ‘NEEBP submission' included in the subject box.
4. Have a private meeting or conversation with our NEEBP team
While the project timeline is tight, we will have three consultation teams visiting every capital city and a few regional centres. If you are unable to attend a workshop, or if you would prefer a private conversation with the team, we will do our best to meet you either face to face or over the phone.
Please send a request to RSVP@pittsh.com.au - first in, best dressed!
Click here to view the Issues Paper. Please take the chance to become involved.