25 February 2019

Australia's sustainable housing resource

Australia’s guide to energy efficient and environmentally sustainable homes, Your Home, is being updated, with the 6th edition due for release in 2020. Energy efficient appliances and lighting are included in the guide, as a factor in the environmental sustainability of housing and households.

In early February 2019, the new Your Home Consultative Committee was established. This Committee was formed to gather stakeholder and industry views on the development and publishing of the 6th Edition of Your Home, and has representation from peak industry bodies, academics, consumer groups and government. One way that stakeholders can contribute their views is to complete the survey currently available on the Your Home website.    

Your Home is a comprehensive guide that supports people to make sustainable choices when buying, selling, building or renovating homes. It provides information about the design principles and features that create a comfortable home, that have a low impact on the environment, are economical to run, healthier to live in and adaptable to changing needs.

The guide has been developed in close partnership with industry and other stakeholders and is published in the form of a hardcopy book and website.

For further information on Your Home, and to complete the survey, go to www.yourhome.gov.au.