International conference on improving residential energy efficiency, IREE 2017


Improving energy efficiency is now a global challenge. Understanding and overcoming these challenges requires the combined efforts of government agencies, energy providers and energy users.

This inaugural conference marked the first of its kind in Australia where the primary focus is on improving energy efficiency in households and homes. The conference reported on the findings of research and practice from a wide range of academics and practitioners, and particularly builds on work conducted as part of the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science’s national LIEEP program which piloted 20 projects to assist Low Income Australian Households in becoming more energy efficient.

The conference benefited numerous audiences including energy sector providers, state and national government agencies involved in energy regulation and policy, and researchers in energy efficiency in general. The aim is to share best practice outcomes, determined from research efforts, which may inform future actions around energy efficiency.

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17 Feb 2017

This paper reveals the barriers that lower income households face in improving their residential energy efficiency and in achieving low carbon living. It puts forward policy suggestions on how some current assistance and incentive programs encouraging low carbon living could be adjusted.


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