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The Myth of the Aussie Six-Star Home

There’s a widespread view that Australia has a six-star minimum standard for home energy efficiency.  I was taught this, and was of this view for many years.  However, I’ve since learned that it is simply not the case.

This article will help you appreciate the misunderstood and complex fundamentals of Australia’s home energy-performance requirements.

2020-08-31

by Richard Keech

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Using STCs to Understand Heat-Pump Hot-Water System Performance

by Richard Keech

2019-07-20

STCs are the basis for federal clean energy rebates, including for heat-pump hot water systems (HPHWSs) and solar-thermal hot-water systems.  However, they can also be informative in understanding the performance of HPHWSs.

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Performance of heat-pump systems is indicated by number of STCs earned

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