Energy efficiency

Policy report

18 Apr 2018

Renewable energy needs to be scaled up at least six times faster for the world to start to meet the goals set out in the Paris Agreement. The historic climate accord from 2015 seeks, at minimum, to limit average global temperature rise to “well below...

Report

18 Apr 2018

Commercial buildings contribute significantly to Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions and represent a significant portion of the low cost abatement and energy efficiency opportunities in Australia.

To support building upgrades to improve energy efficiency, in 2012 Sustainability Victoria published ‘The Next Wave: Retrofitting Victoria’s Office...

Report

28 Mar 2018

BETA joined forces with the Department of the Environment and Energy and Appliances Online to see if we could encourage consumers to buy more energy‑efficient appliances—helping them to save money.

Conference paper

20 Sep 2017

This paper presents a multi-method (interviews, cost-benefit analysis, technical monitoring) longitudinal evaluation of ten social housing dwellings in Horsham (Victoria, Australia), including four low-energy and six control houses. Occupants of the low-energy houses purchased 45-62% less electricity, had lower utility bills resulting in financial savings...

Article

2 Aug 2017

Geothermal or geoexchange energy uses underground temperatures to make heating and cooling more efficient, and researchers are piloting this technology in one of Australia’s biggest infrastructure initiatives, the Metro Tunnel Project

Report

14 Jun 2017

This handbook has been developed in close consultation with experts from across Australia's energy sector and provides state and federal governments with a detailed plan and evidence-based recommendations for driving change in energy efficiency across all sectors of the Australian economy.

Journal article

6 Dec 2016

Global population ageing has significant implications for public policy in areas such as health, housing and economic security. The notion of housing as a public health issue is not new, yet very little research has examined the links between housing specifically built for older people,...

Research report

1 Dec 2016

This CRC for Low Carbon Living project investigates the role that media plays in shaping home renovation practices. This second report tells the story of the Home Renovators’ Media World. It provides a more detailed and nuanced understanding of the roles of media in home...

Website

23 Nov 2016

Smart Blocks is a national program helping apartment owners and their managers to improve the energy efficiency of common property in apartment buildings.

These days, many of us city dwellers live up near the clouds, scraping the sky in high-rise apartments.

Yet apartment...

Conference paper

22 Nov 2016

Context - Energy efficient housing is influenced by a number of attributes that describe the key players involved in its production. Stakeholders’ levels of interest, motivation, awareness and power to impose their decision can have an impact on housing energy performance. Understand-ing these stakeholder attributes...

Conference paper

22 Nov 2016

Purpose / Context - The characterisation of the residential building stock existing in Australia in terms of attributes relevant to energy performance is increasingly an important task for planning and policy purposes. There is a lack of information and documentation on the energy performance characteristics...

Conference paper

22 Nov 2016

Purpose / Context – Political topics like energy efficiency and climate protection are en vogue. There are manifold funding programmes, but since these are bound to the goals of the respective programmes, the implemented projects do not adequately consider integrative aspects. It is necessary to...

Conference paper

22 Nov 2016

The share of prefabricated modular residential buildings in the Australian construction market is growing mainly because they are quicker to erect on-site than traditional construction, and often cheaper; but how about their carbon footprint and more particularly their thermal performance? To bring some light on...

Conference proceedings

22 Nov 2016

This conference series was initiated in Sendai, Japan in 2000 and has played a significant role in the development of Energy and Environment of Residential Buildings. It is well attended by researchers and academics from Asia, Europe and North America. The conference series offers an...

Research report

15 Oct 2016

This is the first report of a project examining ways of making energy efficient home renovations mainstream rather than a niche activity as is currently the case. Homes are a major contributor to carbon dioxide emissions in Australia; most emanating from the 98 per cent...

Research report

16 Jul 2016

This report and eight associated working papers are a deliverable for the Project RP3016: ‘Enhancing the market for low-carbon homes at point of sale and lease’ funded by the CRC for Low Carbon Living. This project is publicly known as the EnergyFit Homes Project: empowering...

Research report

15 May 2016

This report forms part of the deliverables for the CRC for Low Carbon Living project RP2010 'Informing and Trialling Low Carbon Inclusions in State Government Built Environment Sector Tenders'. The project is being undertaken in collaboration with UrbanGrowth NSW by Curtin University. The project is...

Conference paper

31 Dec 2015

Heatwaves have a mounted interest in the last decade due to their negative impacts on infrastructure, the ecosystem and public health. Population exposure to heat stress is substantially influenced by the resilience of the built environment as people spend the majority of their time indoors....

Working paper

1 Jan 2015

Executive Summary This report investigates a range of energy efficiency information systems in Europe and the United States. The analysis shows that a number of tools and systems have effectively provided information that allows the property and financial markets to value energy efficient buildings and...

Working paper

1 Jan 2015

Executive Summary Scope and objectives This report provides the findings from the stakeholder-mapping stage the EnergyFit Homes Initiative phase 1. The objectives of this phase were to develop a map of the relevant stakeholders and to understand their perspectives of the need, scope and implantation...

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