Innovative builders attracting home buyers with sustainable energy solutions

It’s never been truer that the homes built today need to be ready for the energy needs of tomorrow. ­

Written by Jonathan O’Kane


A recent survey by Realestate.com.au sited that 85% of Australians believe that solar panels boost property prices.

It’s never been truer that the homes built today need to be ready for the energy needs of tomorrow.

Leading Australian builders have identified this opportunity and are partnering with Origin to differentiate themselves by installing advanced solar and energy storage solutions into the new homes they build.

With a growing number of builders competing for a limited market share, it’s becoming more difficult to differentiate. Giving home owners the comfort of secure energy pricing, many years after the new keys have been handed over, is helping builders sell more new homes. 

These builders are standing out from the rest by delivering not only quality homes for their clients, but making sure these homes are insulated from future energy price increases, helping them manage their energy use in a sustainable and cost effective way.

Providing innovative solutions

There’s no greater opportunity for the Builder to incorporate these new sustainable energy technologies into a home than when that home is being built.

Smart builders are partnering with Origin to provide these solutions. It’s solar and energy storage today, but with the continued rollout of smart metering technology across the energy market, there are more exciting technologies in the works.

The energy smart home of tomorrow will use stored solar energy to charge electric vehicles, home owners will be able to remotely monitor their energy usage and generation, control their appliances from a connected mobile devices and much more. The integrated energy smart home is closer than you might think!

Helping customers make smarter energy choices

We often hear that the reliance on large scale renewable energy generation and that the closing of coal powered power stations are causing more volatile electricity prices. In this changing landscape, Origin is working to deliver sustainable energy solutions to help Australian customers make smarter energy choices.

Customers moving into new homes with Origin built-in solar and energy storage solutions can lock in energy costs for 5, 10 or even 15 years and in some community developments remove the need for a traditional energy bill altogether.

Don’t get left behind

Origin has a long history of successfully providing energy services to the building community. We are also a market leader in the development and delivery of solar and energy storage solutions, so integrating these services into new homes is the perfect match for our builder partners. 

A recent survey by Realestate.com.au sited that 85% of Australians believe that solar panels boost property prices.


More about the author

Jonathan O’Kane is the Property Channel Manager at Origin Energy. If you’d like to learn more about our services, you can contact Jonathan at Jonathan.Okane@originenergy.com.au

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