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news 4th May 2023

Social housing upgrades don’t always bring the improvements tenants really want

While new laws came into effect this week requiring all new housing to have a 7-star energy efficiency rating, our nation’s ageing social housing stock remains among the least energy efficient of all homes in Australia, contributing to significant carbon emissions. Many social housing providers have retrofitting projects that aim to improve energy efficiency and physical and mental health outcomes for the occupants of these homes, however new AHURI research reveals a disconnect between the focus of these projects and the upgrades residents would prefer.

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