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Million Jobs Plan Better Buildings Initiative



Beyond Zero Emissions is a climate change think tank, showing through independent research and innovative solutions how Australia can reach beyond zero emissions.
Beyond Zero Emissions is working with communities and partners around Australia to finalise a post-COVID economic recovery ‘The Million Jobs Plan’ that will pave the way for Australia to become a renewable energy superpower in the decades to come.

The building sector can play a leading role in economic recovery. The initiatives in this paper focus on delivering benefits to low-income households through retrofitting poorly performing homes and building more and better social housing. The benefits to communities from investment in good quality housing are enormous. Delivering healthier, more comfortable, homes that also
reduce bills for householders has never been more needed than as we move through a global pandemic into a likely recession. Energy upgrades also reduce greenhouse gas emissions through
reducing energy use, replacing household gas appliances reduces pollution in our urban areas.

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