Takt planning in apartment building renovation projects
Takt production has been of great interest in construction during the last few years. In this research, a case study was carried out to demonstrate how the scheduling of an apartment building renovation project that utilizes takt production can be done.
New $444 million housing stimulus for Western Australia
The McGowan Labor Government has announced a $444 million housing stimulus package to deliver a major boost to Western Australia's COVID-19 economic recovery, and support the building and construction sectors. Initiative: $117 million to provide homebuyers who build new houses with a $20,000 grant Initiative...
'HomeBuilder' program to drive economic activity across the residential construction sector
From today until 31 December 2020, HomeBuilder will provide all eligible owner-occupiers (not just first home buyers) with a grant of $25,000 to build a new home or substantially renovate an existing home. Construction must be contracted to commence within three months of the contract...
Public and community housing upgraded with solar and sustainability improvements
The ACT Government has allocated $365,000 to undertake solar and sustainability upgrades on public and community housing as part of the government's fast-tracked infrastructure projects to support the local economy. Initiative: Public and community housing upgraded with solar and sustainability improvements
Public housing maintenance stimulus to boost jobs, economy
Renovations and home upgrades for more than 1400 public housing properties across SA will continue to be fast-tracked over the next few months as part of the Marshall Liberal Government's $1 billion economic stimulus package. Initiative: Renovations and home upgrades for more than 1400 public...
McGowan Government brings forward housing funds to support jobs in building industry
The McGowan Government is bringing forward funds earmarked in a $150 million housing investment package to help maintain a pipeline of work for local tradies and building businesses. Initiative: 500 new social and affordable homes Initiative: Refurbishing homes
Almost $500 million social housing boost to strengthen our economy and provide stability for Victorians
The Victorian Government is investing almost $500 million to build and upgrade community and public housing as part of the Building Works package dedicated to creating thousands of jobs and boosting Victoria's economic recovery from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Initiative: $115 million will be targeted...
Home improvement scheme expanded and extended
Due to the overwhelming success of the Home Improvement Scheme, the Territory Labor Government is expanding it and extending it to help more households and save more jobs. Initiative: Home Improvement Scheme Expanded and Extended
Economic stimulus to boost jobs and social housing
A targeted stimulus program is delivering a triple-impact for NSW by boosting the economy, supporting employment and revitalising public housing and supply. Initiative: Revitalising supply Initiative: Revitalising public housing
Domestic violence support during COVID-19 crisis
Police and domestic violence frontline services remain at the ready to support victims and their families as the state continues to respond to the coronavirus threat. Initiative: Temporary accommodation for domestic violence survivors
Unprecedented new social and economic support package released
The Social and Economic Support Package we have announced today is unprecedented in the history our state in both size, and breadth. Initiative: Social and Economic Support Packages Initiative: Freeze payment of the Community Fire levy next financial year Initiative: Increase pool of available houses...
$2.3 billion health boost and economic stimulus
The stimulus package will help to protect communities and jobs in the face of the COVID-19 outbreak over the next six months. This package has two key components - $700 million in extra health funding and $1.6 billion in tax cuts to support jobs. Initiative...
Renovate or Rebuild pilot project
Research undertaken by the Cooperative Research Centre for Low Carbon Living (CRCLCL) has shown that current ‘top down’ education approaches aimed at changing consumer behaviours to adopt sustainable housing options (including concepts like net zero energy homes) have been largely ineffective. This project builds on...
Towards zero carbon: reducing carbon in home renovations
Overall 12% of carbon emissions comes from homes. This video shows how the media can encourage more sustainable renovations and new builds.
Policy for low carbon (energy efficiency) retrofit/renovation of residential buildings
This review identifies themes to consider for policies to effect low carbon residential retrofits and/or renovations.
Build4Life business model analysis: sustainability publishing and peer to peer advice service
The purpose of this report is to summarise the development of the preferred business model identified for Build4Life by reporting of the key activities of the customer discovery phase of Build4Life. The proposed business model is for Build4Life to act as a platform to connect...
The concept of the individual building renovation roadmap
Roughly 97% of the European Union (EU)’s building stock, amounting to over 30 billion m2, is not considered energy efficient, and 75 to 85% of it will still be in use in 2050. Defining a pathway towards a ‘highly efficient and decarbonised building stock by...
Towards more energy efficient home renovations: an exploration of social media networks
Government policies and programs have had relatively limited success in fostering widespread adoption of energy efficient products and solutions in Australia’s residential sector. Part of the problem has been the reliance on behaviour change models that assume consumers to be rational individualistic actors, who can...
Boosting renovation with an innovative service for home-owners
For building owners, the renovation process can be a hassle, shaped by the ambiguity of the measures to implement. Uncertainty is one of the reasons why the renovation rate continues to linger around 1% and private investments remain limited. Achieving the full market potential of...
Hashtag sustainability? Home renovators’ media world
This CRC for Low Carbon Living project investigates the role that media plays in shaping home renovation practices. This second report tells the story of the Home Renovators’ Media World. It provides a more detailed and nuanced understanding of the roles of media in home...
Rational or emotional? Failing to attract home owners in Germany to conduct energy-efficient renovation measures from a marketing perspective
Purpose / Context – Energy efficiency measures/ private home-owners/ decision process Methodology / Approach –Explorative research/ qualitative interviews/ content analysis Results – Decisions towards energetic renovation measures can be characterized as a strategic consumer decision rather than the often assumed purely investment decision. Emotionally shaped...
Media/Home Renovations ‘I’d just Google it’: media and home renovation practices in Australia
This is the first report of a project examining ways of making energy efficient home renovations mainstream rather than a niche activity as is currently the case. Homes are a major contributor to carbon dioxide emissions in Australia; most emanating from the 98 per cent...
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...