Engaging the housing industry and member organisations of the peak body for sustainable built environment, to agree a draft framework position.

Client: Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council (ASBEC)

The challenge

The Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council (ASBEC) is the peak body of key organisations committed to a sustainable built environment in Australia.

ASBEC engaged Common Capital to consult with its members and sustainable housing sector stakeholders on a draft National Framework for Residential Ratings, then finalise a position paper responding to the framework.

Our approach

In drafting the position paper, an ASBEC policy committee had identified a broad range of different views from its members. To help ASBEC find a consensus position and finalise the paper, we conducted structured interviews with ASBEC members and other key stakeholders.

The draft national residential ratings framework including voluntary incentives and mandatory standards for better residential energy, water and waste outcomes. We combined our deep understanding of policy and stakeholders in this space to ask the questions required to understand what stakeholder’s real drivers were and constructively identify consensus positions.

The outcome

We drafted amendments to the framework so that it reflect a consensus position amongst members while retaining with its core policy goals. 

The revised policy framework was approved and adopted by ASBEC members and board.