ACT Government Unveils 7.5-Star Energy Efficient Public Housing

ACT, Australia

Article: The ACT Government has announced the addition of 17 new solar-powered homes to its public housing portfolio, boasting a minimum 7.5-star energy rating. According to Minister for Housing and Suburban Development Yvette Berry, these homes are designed to meet tenant needs and combat rising living costs through improved energy efficiency. The new properties, located in Belconnen, include twelve 2-bedroom apartments, four 3-bedroom townhouses, and one 2-bedroom townhouse. All units have access to a 38 KW/30 KVA solar system installed on the apartment building roof, which is expected to offset annual carbon dioxide emissions by 46 tons. Each dwelling comes with a designated car space and is conveniently situated near public transport, shops, and parks. In addition to their energy-efficient features, the homes meet Class-C adaptable standards, ensuring ease of access for people with disabilities or those requiring adaptations such as grab rails and kitchen or bathroom modifications.