Energy efficiency

Video

12 Oct 2018

Speakers: Chris Benedict, Gina Bocra - LEED AP, Priscilla Richards

The Energy Code is an increasingly robust tool for improving energy efficiency in our buildings. This session will examine how far the existing code has come and identify the remaining barriers and limits. Speakers...

Presentation

Energy efficiency in emerging economies training week
7 Aug 2018

The presentation slides captured a broad spectrum of energy efficiency policies based on industries. On page 7 in particular, the energy efficiency options in the building sector were discussed from three related perspectives;(1) Regulation (2) Information and (3)Incentives. Page 11 outlined the critical questions that...

Presentation

Buildings: Session 6 (Energy Efficiency Training Week, Paris 2018)
17 May 2018

This presentation provides a guideline to policymakers on

1. How to test the claims that the building energy codes were outdated from the industry association.

2. What to do if the claims and information are correct.

The slides explained the fundamentals of...

Presentation

Buildings: Session 8 (Energy Efficiency Training Week, Paris 2018)
17 May 2018

The presentation guide policymakers on the fundamentals of how to evaluate both energy and non-energy benefits (the multiple benefits) of energy efficiency for buildings. Previous case studies that have been completed were compared to evaluate the monetised value of energy efficiency measures using numerous categories...

Presentation

Buildings: Session 4 (Energy Efficiency Training Week, Paris 2018)
17 May 2018

This presentation was a part of the 'Energy efficiency training week' on buildings. The situation discussed was that if stakeholders are saying that new policies are not possible because the technology is not available that enables increased energy efficiency. What technologies could change your market...

Journal article

14 May 2018

It is widely recognized that the actual impact of low-carbon technologies is often lower than predicted by models alone, a phenomenon which has been coined the ‘performance gap’. Despite this awareness, in many instances estimates of both energy savings and renewable energy generation in domestic...

Journal article

30 Apr 2018

Reliably reducing the emissions in the building sector plays a crucial role if the 1.5°C climate target from the Paris Agreement is to be met. The observed trends show a significant increase in building energy use, especially in emerging economies. Counteracting these trends is absolutely...

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...

Research 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...

Research 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.

Journal article

15 Mar 2018

This paper introduces the major state-level regulations and policies for improving energy efficiency in buildings. The purpose of the review is to discuss the challenges and issues in policy implementation and the latest trend in adopting innovative instruments.

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

Research 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

3 Jan 2017

Buildings are key to low-carbon development everywhere, and many countries have introduced building energy codes to improve energy efficiency in buildings. Yet, building energy codes can only deliver results when the codes are implemented. For this reason, studies of building energy codes need to consider...

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...

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