Building energy efficiency has been identified as a cost-effective opportunity to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions and a variety of policies are being implemented to harvest this efficiency potential. However, there are growing concerns about a gap between predicted or expected energy consumption...
This review identifies themes to consider for policies to effect low carbon residential retrofits and/or renovations.
Highlights The authors simulate the operation of battery storage using data from low-energy households. The authors calculate the impact on the annual amount and cost of imported electricity. The authors calculate the payback period of various battery storage configurations. The authors estimate the ideal amount...
This document offers practical advice to developers and owner builders on how to achieve these objectives through the conception and realisation of a new home.
The content of these slides was to identify, prioritise and quantify these policy options for interventions to rapidly increase energy efficiency during the change of government and the incoming government. The purpose is to teach emerging professionals in the emerging economies about building energy efficiency...
Abstract: As buildings throughout their life cycle ac- count for circa 40% of total energy use in Europe, reducing energy use of the building stock is a key task. This task is, however, complicated by a range of factors, including slow renewal and renovation rates...
This resource suggests that there are a wide range of financial and non-financial barriers limiting the ability of lower income households to address energy deprivation.
This report presents a summary of all the findings and activities performed in the LCL-CRC research project RP1011 “Sustainable and affordable living through modular homes and communities” and represents the culmination of the project.
This report systematically presents a framework for which benefits and costs of a low carbon housing policy are perceived by the State Government investor. The benefits far outweigh the costs associated with creating low carbon housing.
In order to achieve low energy housing, it is important to quantitatively and comprehensively determine the effectiveness of energy saving technologies and to evaluate the energy conservation performance of an entire house.