With more Australians spending more time within their homes, the design, layout and thermal comfort of their homes have become increasingly noticeable and relevant.
Consumer, community and industry groups have called on the Western Australian government to reconsider its decision to delay the enforcement of key changes to construction provisions on energy efficiency.
Concerns raised about the impact of turning off taps in parks and reserves.
Shelter WA has joined an alliance of Western Australian community organisations who are demanding an immediate reduction in carbon emissions and increased investment in non-polluting, job-creating industries and carbon offsetting in the state.
Shelter WA is urging energy ministers across Australia to improve the energy efficiency on existing homes.