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Nicola Willand


The lived experience of COVID-19: housing and household resilience

This study investigates housing outcomes during the first three months of the COVID-19 pandemic, and evaluates the complex interrelated impacts it is having on Australian households with a range of vulnerabilities.

Warm, cool and energy-affordable housing policy solutions for low-income renters

Energy hardship can include both absolute and relative measures of financial hardship, as well as circumstances where residents limit their energy use for normal daily activities. This research examines the incidence of energy hardship for Australian low income renters, and considered strategies and policy actions...

As power prices soar, we need a concerted effort to tackle energy poverty

Energy justice is a social issue, and by leaving it up to vulnerable people to sort it out for themselves, we as a society risk making it even worse.
Conference paper

What happened, how, why and what mattered: Three case studies from a low-income residential energy efficiency intervention program

This is a study of an energy retrofit program for the homes of low-income, elderly or frail householders in Victoria, Australia. Warmth, heating energy consumption and householder satisfaction are discussed. These cases highlighted how the interaction of the material quality of the home, householder capabilities...
Conference paper

Low Carbon Residential Refurbishments in Australia: Progress and Prospects

Recognising both the recent surge in interest in low carbon refurbishments of residential buildings and the diversity of emergent terminology and perspectives, the authors set out definitions for key terms and frame a discussion of the phenomenon of refurbishments. The paper focuses on owner-occupied detached...