Josh Byrne

Journal article

The home as a system of practice and its implications for energy and water metabolism

Highlights A mixed method approach is used to analyze everyday practice in 8 homes over a year. Practices are performed in a sequential temporal spectrum as part of a routine. Practices are influenced by the interlocked practices and routines of other occupants. Highly interlocked and...
Journal article

The influence of design and everyday practices on individual heating and cooling behaviour in residential homes

Emerging results from practice-based research demonstrate that energy efficient houses often do not meet theoretical energy use based on the current standards of residential buildings. A factor influencing this inconsistency is related to user behaviour and everyday practices. The objective of this research is to...
Journal article

Influencing energy and water use within a home system of practice

Highlights A persuasive behaviour change program is assessed from a practice theory approach. Most changes involved alterations in the technology element of the practice. Alterations in the meaning and skill elements of practice are challenging. Automation enabled dis-interlocking changes from the home system of practice...

WGV Living Lab – performance monitoring design report

WGV is a 2.2ha residential infill development in White Gum Valley delivered by the Western Australian State Government Developer, LandCorp. Consisting of four multi-residential sites, one group housing site and 23 detached residential sites, WGV will eventually accommodate up to 100 dwellings and around 250...