Increased Water Efficiency Standards 
Funding or Partner Organisation: Victorian Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning
Victorian Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning
Start year: 2021
Summary: This project for DELWP will develop a Cost Benefit Analysis on ‘Increasing Water Efficiency Standards for Fixtures and Appliances’ in homes in Victoria via a detailed analysis of water, energy and greenhouse savings and then an assessment of the costs, benefits and other implications of four policy options. Four policy options for improving the water efficiency of fixtures and appliances in Victorian homes and their variants were analysed: 1) Changes to the current minimum building controls to increase the water efficiency of fittings and fixtures, such as toilets, showerheads, tapware and appliances. 2) New water efficiency requirements for rental properties at time of rental 3) Changes to the Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards Scheme (WELS) to increase the minimum standard of some water using products. 4) A state-wide showerhead exchange program
Fane, S, Liu, A, Falletta, J, Butler, A & Wilmot, K Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology Sydney 2021, Cost Benefit Analysis of Increasing Water Efficiency Standards for Fixtures and Appliances, Prepared for the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning VIC by UTS-ISF.
FOR Codes: Urban Water Policy, Public Policy, Water policy (incl. water allocation)