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Strategy

Engaging households towards the Future Grid

This engagement strategy draws on findings across all stages of the project to provide best practice and innovative examples of household engagement towards the Future Grid.
Report

Engaging households towards the Future Grid: experiences, expectations and emerging trends

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).
Report

The 3Ps: protection, productivity and pleasure for Australian smart home early adopters

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

Sustainability appraisals of design-led responses to climate adaptation

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...
Report

Cultural economies of hard rubbish

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