South Australian renters deserve healthy homes

All homes should be healthy and affordable to run. Making homes energy efficient and powering them with renewables reduces bills, improves health, reduces emissions, and makes homes more comfortable during weather extremes.

However, too often renters are locked out of these benefits. Without protection, renters face the risk of rising energy bills and being left behind in the energy transition.

South Australia’s Residential Tenancies Act is under review – and Renew is calling for minimum energy efficiency standards to be set for all rental homes.

Our analysis shows that insulation and replacing gas with reverse cycle air conditioning would cut heating costs for South Australian renters by up to 81%, while also making homes healthier and reducing emissions.

Read Renew’s full submission.