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Drawing on evidence from a mixed methods retrofit intervention trial of the homes of low-income, older and frail people in Victoria, Australia, this study explored practices of heating and keeping warm in terms of equity and health. In most homes, heating restrictions led to inadequate...
Australian and UK researchers sought to understand what it’s like to live in purpose-built low-energy housing.
More and more of us living in denser cities where apartments and high-rise developments are increasingly common. This creates specific health concerns for residents of these areas, and for lower-income households in particular.
This report has been produced by the University of Melbourne for the Australian Communities Foundation Green Cities Innovation Fund to document an international review on high-rise apartment building thermal performance and comfort in heat wave conditions. This identified four international standards that represent best practice...
This study investigated the interconnections between housing, community infrastructure and quality of life for Indigenous people living with disability.
Summary: This review presents a refreshed strategic direction for adult palliative care and proposes a suite of initiatives to help manage future increases in demand for palliative care.
We know that as people live longer there will be more people with complex conditions...
This trial of smart home control in 46 households shows limits to use for managing home energy bills and electricity demand.