The Way Forward—Moving Toward Net Zero Energy Standards

  • Adisa Adejare Alawode
  • Priyadarsini RajagopalanEmail author
Part of the Green Energy and Technology book series (GREEN)


Net zero energy building standards have been gaining prominence lately as the next performance target for buildings. However, despite the demonstrated benefits of such building performance across triple bottom-line concepts, Australia is yet to formulate a policy toward adopting a net zero energy building standard. Evidence from various scholars suggests that Australia cannot delay the implementation of deep improvements in energy efficiency in the built environment any longer, as issues of energy security, affordability and increasing greenhouse gas emissions have become critical. This chapter reviews recent advances in the high-performance building standards with emphasis on global developments of net zero energy standards and discusses how Australia is positioned in relation to this standard and the ways Australia might move forward to this standard.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Adisa Adejare Alawode
    • 1
  • Priyadarsini Rajagopalan
    • 2
    Email author
  1. 1.School of Property Construction and Project ManagementRMIT UniversityMelbourneAustralia
  2. 2.Sustainable Building Innovation Laboratory, School of Property Construction and Project ManagementRMIT UniversityMelbourneAustralia

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