The Paris Agreement
The Paris Agreement sets in place a durable and dynamic framework for all countries to take climate action from 2020, building on existing international efforts in the period up to 2020. Key outcomes include:
- A global goal to hold average temperature increase to below 2 and pursue efforts to keep warming below 1.5 above pre-industrial levels.
- All countries to set mitigation targets from 2020 and review targets every 5 years to build ambition over time, informed by a global stock take.
- Robust transparency and accountability rule to provide confidence in countries’ actions and track progress towards targets.
- Promoting action to adapt and build resilience to climate targets.
- Financial, technological and capacity building support to help developing countries implement the Agreement.
Australia is taking Action
Australia has set its own ambitious targets to reduce emissions by 26-28% below the 2005 levels by 2030, which will build on our 2020 target of reducing emissions by 5% below 2000 levels. Australia is going to meet our climate change targets through direct Action policies that reduce emissions, increase productivity and improve the health of the environment. At the core of these policies is the 2.55 billion Emission Reduction Fund and Safeguard Mechanism. This is complemented by the Renewable Energy Target, energy efficiency improvement, phasing out of very potent synthetic greenhouse gases and direct support for investment in low emissions technologies and practices.
Business, communities and land holders can propose new projects using emission reduction methods covering all sectors of the economy by capturing methane from landfill and also by storing carbon in forests and soils.
The first Emission Fund Auctioned in April 2015 saw 47 million tonnes of carbon abatement contracted at an average price per tonne of abatement of $13.95. Through this auction the Government committed $660 million to the project that will reduce emission in Australia. The emission reductions from these projects will be delivered over the next 10 years which means the reduction purchase from the first auction will contribute to both the 2020 target and beyond.
Where Wintec Systems comes in
With a modern design that utilizes quality seals and hardware components, Wintec Systems exceed the highest demands for energy efficiency and weather performance. Key features to consider when choosing your window or door system include:
- Economy: Not only does choosing one of our high-performance systems reduce the annual cost of heating and cooling your home, it also contributes to the national effort to reduce the environmental impact of non-renewable energy use.
- Sash and Frame sealing: Wintec Systems utilise various seal types to achieve air leakage rates less than 0.5 litres per second per square meter of window area.
- Water Resistance: The hollow Aluminium extrusions Wintec Systems use not only aid in energy efficiency, they give superior performance in water penetration resistance and structural rigidity. Our products also include a baffle in the drainage system that allows water to flow out but restricts air flowing through the window or door frame. This technique reduces the energy loss normally encountered through drain holes. The difference between a window that just meets AS2047 (5 L/s.m2 air infiltration) and a Wintec Systems window is approximately half a heating star. The effect on cooling performance is much less.
- Compliance: Wintec Systems is a member of the Australian Window Association and as such, conforms to an Industry code of conduct designed to protect consumers. Wintec Systems is inspected by third party NATA accredited auditors to validate that the window and door products examined have been manufactured to the relevant Australian standards and the legislation requirements of the Australian building code.