Broad Outcome 5 of the 2022-2024 Strategic Policy Statement supports the reduction in planning fees for smaller and energy efficient homes. The Customs Tariff for the importation of energy efficient devices and building materials is being reviewed to provide incentives
There is nothing in the Building Code that prevents incorporation of renewable energy systems into building design.
This Strategy is identified in the draft National Planning Framework as an action (8.2.1) and will be implemented following adoption of the NPF.
The reduction in the Customs Tariff for spray foam insulation, LED bulbs and energy efficient appliances are currently being assessed. Inefficient appliances and materials are also being considered for an increase in duty tariff to discourage the use of these products.
The strategic outline case for a programme has been drafted and funds have been approved in 2022-2024 budget. Note: The word “commission” should be amended to “regulatory” when the policy is revised
The Strategic Outline Case for the construction and retrofit of buildings with energy efficient materials has been drafted. Funds have been requested in the 2022-2024 budget to implement this programme. • Planning permission granted for 100 kW solar panel structure over GAB car park. • The Facilities Management Department for the Government Administration Building is converting the interior lighting to LED. • The Public Works Department replaces equipment with energy efficient equipment, when needed.
This Strategy is identified in the draft National Planning Framework as an action (6.5.1 and 9.3.1) and will be implemented following adoption of the NPF.