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    Productivity Commission slams EERs

By CRISPIN HULL


The Productivity Commission has slammed the ACT’s system of compulsory Energy Efficiency Rating.

An EER has to be obtained before a dwelling can be advertised for sale.

The commission (in a report published week ending Apr 23) questioned their value, saying that it appeared few buyers took much notice of the EER when buying.

Real estate agents back this up, saying location, price and room configuration are far more important.

An EER can cost around $200. The commission said that ACT home-sellers had spent $12 million on EERs – money that might be better spent on others things.

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