John Boland

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The viability of electrical energy storage for low-energy households

Highlights The authors simulate the operation of battery storage using data from low-energy households. The authors calculate the impact on the annual amount and cost of imported electricity. The authors calculate the payback period of various battery storage configurations. The authors estimate the ideal amount...
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Heat resilience in public space and its applications in healthy and low carbon cities

Australian cities are experiencing more heat stress in the 21st century than ever before. Public life in a majority of Australian cities suffer from heat stress in urban heat islands. This paper presents the concept of spatial heat resilience as the capability of the built...
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Spatial and activity preferences during heat stress conditions in Adelaide: towards increased adaptation capacity of the built environment

Outdoor thermal discomfort pushes citizens into air-conditioned buildings and causes increased demand for water and electricity in the majority of Australian urban heat islands. Citizens’ spatial and activity preferences during heat stress conditions are under investigation in this paper. Citizens’ outdoor activity choices in different...

Estimating the GHG emission reduction from expanding sharing economy mobility services in the city of Adelaide

In Australia, various City Councils, including the City of Adelaide, are pursuing carbon neutrality at municipal-scale based on their operational greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. As passenger transport is a major component of city operational GHG emissions, there is an opportunity for shared mobility services to...
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Drivers and barriers to heat stress resilience

Highlights Population heat stress resilience was surveyed in Adelaide The empirical benefit of heat stress resistant buildings to health was confirmed Air-conditioning decreases passive adaptation but not necessarily health problems Introducing a Building Energy Performance Certificate was recommended Pre-existing health conditions and tenancy predict higher...
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