Built environment - 2xEP by 2030 roadmap

The built environment is a major part of Australia’s economy. The Property Council estimates that the sector itself accounts for 11.5% of economic activity. It provides space for industry and commerce, housing, education, health and other services to all areas of the country. The sector consumes 40% of all of Australia’s final energy, excluding petroleum-based products. Recent research by ClimateWorks Australia estimates that an investment of $8.2 billion in energy productivity improvement over the period to 2030 could result in net financial savings of nearly $20 billion over the same period, a return on investment of better than two dollars for every dollar spent.

working group drawn from business, government and the academic and non-government sectors has collaborated to develop the roadmap for the Built Environment industry to double energy productivity by 2030. If you're interested in this working group, please contact [email protected].

Read the 2xEP Built Environment Roadmap (PDF, 2MB)

Read the 2xEP Built Environment Roadmap Summary (PDF, 2.5MB)


Forté by Lend Lease in Melbourne’s Victoria Harbour is the first cross laminated timber (CLT) building in Australia and the tallest timber apartment building in the world. This nine-storey structure is built using CLT, an innovative new building material which has a structural strength akin to the traditionally used concrete and steel. Timbers used are also sourced from certified sustainably managed forests. (Lend Lease)