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Recommendation

Increase the diffusion of existing technologies to increase productivity in the infrastructure sector

Section: 7.4. Accelerating technology use

How

Increase diffusion of existing technologies through the following steps:

  1. Review approaches to procurement at an agency level and consider whether there are barriers to technology diffusion within current systems and practices.
  2. Develop a technology plan that establishes a clear time-bound mission and actions to increase the diffusion of technology. This should include consideration of all demand-side drivers and barriers to uptake.
  3. Devolve decision-making for technical standard-setting (such as minimum energy performance standards, housing codes, waste and water efficiency) to responsible regulators where there are productivity gains and ensure the standards are reviewed and updated regularly.

Who

    When

    2022 - 2026

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