We couldn’t agree more with your article titled, “Housing and building industry’s knee jerk reaction is same old same old”.

We too are part of the building industry but our interests, and those of many other building industry associations, are not represented by the HIA. HIA fought the introduction of 5 star, and the move from 1st Generation simulation software to 2nd Generation so their current stance is very predictable.

We at ABSA fully support the move to 6 star and beyond and have documented evidence that this can be done in an affordable way, and that many in the building industry are already building to 7 and 8 star to meet customer’s needs.

Alison Carmichael
Association of Building Sustainability Assessors
Surry Hills
NSW