Should the government force home owners to upgrade their homes to be more environmentally friendly?
Should new green housing legislation be applied to new homes only, or also to existing home?
I’m listening to an ABC By Design podcast that is interviewing Tim Redway, the chief marketing officer for AV Jennings, one of Australia’s larger residential builders. He is advocating for the federal government to enforce green standards on all new houses. Old houses are also targeting, when an old house is sold he reckons the owner should be forced, through legislation, to improve their sustainability.
You can listen to the podcast here. The segment discussing the legislation of green housing in Australia is from about 14:00 – 26:00.
What do you reckon? Should the government force home owners to improve the sustainability of their homes? Should it include old and new homes? Let us know below in the comments …