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Energy Efficient Design Guidelines

Key Principles

The Energy Efficient Design Guidelines as a single document.

The guidelines are also available (at no cost) as a printed document from the customer counter of the Hobart Council Centre, on the corner of Elizabeth and Davey Streets.

Please Note: A recently discovered error with the worked example for shadow lengths located on page 7 of the Guidelines has now been rectified. If you already have a hard copy and would like to update it please download this file: Page 7 Addendum.

Browse through the key principles below:

1. Site Analysis
2. Orientation of Buildings

3. Spacing of Buildings

a) Shadow Lengths
b) Slopes and Shadow Lengths
c) Shadow Direction

4. Building Design and Construction

a) Building Layout
b) Windows Walls, Roofs and Floors
c) Role of Sun Spaces
d) Paths for Air Leakage
e) Thermal Mass
f)  Ventilation and Cooling
g) Insulation
h) Heating

5. Landscaping
6. Acknowledgements / Further Reading


For more information you may wish to refer to these related websites:

Your Home

Design for Lifestyle and the Future, is a suite of consumer and technical guide materials and tools developed to encourage the design, construction or renovation of homes to be comfortable, healthy and more environmentally sustainable.

Sustainable Living Tasmania

The Home Energy Guide will tell you how to make smart purchases and home improvements that maximize energy efficiency and save you the most money.

Department of Climate Change

A home guide to reducing energy costs greenhouse gases provides information to help every Australian understand how they contribute to climate change, and how they can play an important part in reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Earn Your Stars - Information for Tasmanian Households 

Your guide to 5 star energy efficiency housing in Tasmania.

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