Homes in Australia

The residential sector accounts for 57% of Australia’s built environment emissions. Our home influences almost every aspect of our lives. Most Australians rely on the regulation to ensure that housing is affordable, high quality, and liveable. But regulation isn’t delivering, we must do better.

The Future of Homes

The residential sector is primed for disruption. We are embarking on a program of works to redefine what great housing looks like for Australians.

With the support of industry, from developers to volume builders, and from finance to product suppliers, we plan on delivering the following outcomes:

  • A thought leadership paper describing current market conditions and the potential for better homes in Australia.
  • A series of pilot projects in the residential sector, aimed at delivering case studies for certified housing in a consumer-centric manner.
  • A common standard and vision for homes that can define the energy, comfort, quality, and liveability requirements for homes in the future.

We plan a collaborative approach and will work closely with our industry and government partners to align with other programs.

For more information about the Future of Homes program, contact us.

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Championing the future of homes

Housing affordability and the cost of living means many Australians are being priced out of our largest cities. Alongside this challenge, the energy efficiency, sustainability and resilience of Australian homes leaves much to be desired, relative to our international peers.

We need better housing, and you can help deliver it.

With your contribution, we can help address these challenges. You can help deliver a program of activities that will set the residential sector on a path of transformation. We need your support to embark on a significant program of works that will change the conversation on homes, the sector that has the most potential to improve the resilience of our cities and quality of life for all. You can become a Future Homes Champion.

For more information on becoming a Future Homes Champion, see below. 

We thank the following organisations for their leadership and their support of our activities in this space.

Future Homes Champions