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Is the industry offering enough for consumers in home sustainable options?

A well-designed home can end up saving consumers thousands of dollars on energy bills – with a few basic principles in the planning stages. Is enough being offered from the outset?

Maurice Beinat, Chief Technical Officer at EcoMaster, a Melbourne company that retrofits existing homes to make them energy efficient, says smart decisions upfront in home design are much cheaper to implement than those needed once a home is already built, but there often isn’t enough consideration given at the planning stages.