Helping Victorians Understand The New 6 Star Standard

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Media Release

From the Building Commission and Plumbing Industry Commission

        6 October 2010

Helping Victorians understand the new 6 Star Standard - free information sessions


Victorian consumers will have the opportunity to find out first-hand about the 6 Star Standard for

new homes, alterations and additions to be introduced nationally in the Building Code of

Australia on 1 May 2011 at seven free information sessions. 


The sessions will be held at Brunswick, Mount Waverley, Geelong, Ballarat, Bendigo, Sale and

Moorabbin – areas that represent a cross-section of housing in both metropolitan and regional

centres.


These sessions are about providing the general public with an opportunity to understand the

changes, as well as the advantages of having a 6 Star home.


The sessions will also offer homeowners tips on how to save water through plumbing, as well as

sustainable building initiatives.

Increasing from a 5 to a 6 Star Standard for residential buildings will deliver significant

reductions in greenhouse gas emissions and greater energy efficiencies for the Victorian

community.


The seminars will showcase the energy and water saving benefits of Victoria’s 6 Star Standard

including:


What types of buildings it will apply to


How to meet the Standard 


The benefits of the Standard (environmental and cost savings)


Who to contact for more information and where to go for assistance. 


Already there are an increasing number of builders and developers are building homes and

entire estates to a 6 Star standard and some with 7 Star and beyond.


From 1 May 2011, all new homes in Victoria will need to meet a 6 Star energy rating for building

fabric plus water conservation measures, and a rain water tank or a solar hot water system.






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The program for the information sessions is:


BRUNSWICK

When: 

Tuesday 12 October

Time:


5.30-6.30pm

Where:

Plumbing Industry Climate Action Centre



306 Albert Street



Brunswick


MOUNT WAVERLEY

When:  

Friday 15 October


Time:


5.30-6.30pm

Where:

Mt Waverley Youth Centre



45 Miller Crescent

Mount Waverley




GEELONG

When: 

Saturday 16 October 

Time:


11.00am-12 (noon)

Where:

Geelong West Town Hall

153 Pakington Street



Geelong West


BALLARAT

When: 

Thursday 21 October

Time:


5.30-6.30pm

Where:

Mercure  Ballarat Hotel and Convention Centre



613 Main Road



Ballarat

BENDIGO

When: 

Friday 22 October

Time:


5.30-6.30pm

Where:

Quality Resort All Seasons

171 – 183 McIvor Road

Bendigo

SALE

When: 

Saturday 23 October

Time:


11.00am – 12.00 (noon)

Where:

Sale Memorial Hall

Macalister Street

Sale

MOORABBIN

When: 

Tuesday 26 October

Time:


5.30-6.30pm

Where:

Kingston City Hall

985 Nepean Highway

Moorabbin




Media enquiries:

Anne Pavey or Chelsea Toomey

Phone 9618 9295 or 9618 9296  

Mobile 0414 394 561









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