Wendy Miller

Journal article

Quantifying stakeholders’ influence on energy efficiency of housing: development and application of a four-step methodology

Identifying stakeholders’ influence on project outcomes, prioritizing their importance and managing their interests accordingly is an effective strategy for maximizing benefits for organizations. Quantifying human influence on buildings’ energy efficiency can help future researchers and housing industry stakeholders in integrating the human aspect with technological...

To keep heatwaves at bay, aged care residents deserve better quality homes

Research suggests that residential aged care facilities are not well regulated in terms of providing safe indoor temperatures, especially during hot summer months.

We need a comprehensive housing approach to deal with heatwaves

Heatwaves across much of the country this summer have revealed a serious problem with our national housing stock. Wendy Miller looks at smarter design and construction, better rating systems and the role of government and industry to overcoming barriers to better housing design.

Why bad housing design pumps up power prices for everyone

Australia’s homes are notoriously “leaky” – allowing the uncontrolled flow of heat into and out of the building. Our answer has been to put in more and more pumps, in the form of air conditioning. This is often promoted as a feature, rather than an...
Conference paper

The role of simulation in improving the thermal comfort and energy performance of existing aged care facilities

Context - Minimum thermal performance standards for residential building envelopes have been increasing in many countries for several decades, addressing concerns about occupant comfort, operational costs and greenhouse gas emissions. Simulation tools play a role in assessing the space heating/cooling load of new buildings and...