The Baillieu Government is on the threshold of a ground-breaking venture. During the 2010 election campaign, the Coalition committed to improving the average energy rating of Victoria’s existing homes to 5 stars. This means raising around one million homes to a 5 star standard – an average of 125,000 homes each year to meet a 2020 target.
How can this ambitious task be achieved? What will it mean for everyday Victorians – especially those living in poverty? And importantly: how can we ensure this venture is a win–win for Victoria’s economy and environment, while at the same time alleviating cost of living pressures?