Zero-carbon housing

Policy report

Decarbonising heating at home

This report examines two major policies targeting renewable heat and energy performance in buildings in the UK from the past decade – the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) in Great Britain, and the minimum energy efficiency standard (MEES) in private rented housing in England. It also...
Audio interview

All Cbus property holdings to be carbon neutral by 2030

Australian business has been lamenting the Federal Government's inability to land a policy to bring down carbon emissions. But just days after Prime Minister Scott Morrison confirmed the National Energy Guarantee was dead, one of the country's biggest superannuation funds is taking matters into its...
Discussion paper

A carbon positive roadmap for the built environment

Discussion paper and roadmap Stage 1 for commercial, institutional, and government buildings and fitouts
Case study

Viable integrated systems for zero carbon housing: Lochiel Park monitoring case study

This report delivers a part of the first year outputs of RP1006: Viable Integrated Systems for Zero Carbon Housing, including a review of national and international house energy rating schemes and a review of Australian and some international residential energy monitoring program case studies. It...

Viable integrated systems for zero carbon housing: 2013 progress report

RP1006 was established to support the path to zero carbon housing (ZCH) by focusing on the development and validation of evidence-based building energy modelling tools to support the regulatory pathway to zero emission housing in Australia. The 2013 Progress Report provides an update on progress...
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Summary Update from Workshop 24 May 2013

At the University of South Australia’s city west campus on 24 May 2014, a project workshop was held to discuss the research needed to facilitate the transition to viable zero-carbon housing.
Conference paper

Tools developed in CSIRO for building design and thermal performance evaluation

In Australia, residential buildings accounted for about 20-30% of the total electricity consumption and 30-50% of the total peak demand. The residential sector is considered as one of the fastest growing GHG emission sources and considered as the ‘lowest hanging fruit’ for carbon mitigation. It...