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Draft report

1 Mar 2019

This report summarises the findings from Stage 1 of the Future Grid Homes project, which involved in-depth and at-home interviews with 51 Australian households in five National Energy Market (NEM) states and territories (VIC, SA, NSW, ACT and QLD).


26 Sep 2018

This report identifies the benefits and problems smart home adopters actually experience, and compares them to the technological solutions on offer. The report shows that while living in a smart home is appealing for early adopters, it also throws up some unexpected challenges.

Briefing paper

15 May 2014

Design charettes (a form of intensive workshop) were held in Bendigo and Sea Lake, engaging community members, local government and state government staff and academics in an intensive process of envisaging and designing alternative futures for their locality based on an understanding of local conditions...


17 Mar 2014

This study examined informal practices of hard rubbish reuse (or ‘gleaning’) by households.


30 May 2013

Executive summary

This project focused upon adaptive housing responses to climate change in the town camps of Alice Springs. It particularly examined household practices of staying cool and keeping warm in the context of increasing extremes of temperatures and climate.In a departure from...

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