City of Melbourne Zero Carbon Buildings

September 16, 2022

We strongly endorse the City of Melbourne’s work on advancing the rollout of building retrofits to achieve zero carbon ready status.

BZE recognises the important role building retrofits can play in decarbonisation. Existing buildings will make up the majority of building stock out until 2040. In 2013 our Zero Carbon Australia Buildings Plan showed there are no technological barriers to building decarbonisation. The benefits are clear, delivering lower energy bills, reducing network loads and creating more comfortable and liveable workplaces, homes and public places.


As a priority initiative, retrofitting buildings to all-electric will likely be the fastest and most cost-effective method to achieving Zero Carbon Ready status ahead of a high renewable powered NEM.

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