Energy saving

Residential energy saving

Journal article

Design of knowledge-based systems for automated deployment of building management services

Despite its high potential, the building's sector lags behind in reducing its energy demand. Tremendous savings can be achieved by deploying building management services during operation, however, the manual deployment of these services needs to be undertaken by experts and it is a tedious, time...

Sustainable building initiative

This project involved the completion of building audits of three Council owned and managed buildings to review their performance, and energy use and to identify a range of actions that could be undertaken to reduce Council expenditure on energy (electricity and gas).
Literature review

Building energy performance gap issues: an international review

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...
Systematic review

Digital services and communication platforms for residential energy customer engagement: rapid meta-review

The main question guiding this rapid review was: “Drawing on secondary literature that employs systematic review and meta-analytic approaches, what do we know about digital services and communication platforms that allow for residential customer engagement and interaction with the energy system?”
Systematic review

Digital services and communication platforms for residential energy customer engagement in Australia: rapid review

The main question guiding this rapid review was: “Drawing on primary and secondary literature employing various approaches, what do we know about digital services and communication platforms that allow for residential customer engagement and interaction with the energy system in Australia?”

Construction codes in the Northeast: myths and realities of energy code adoption and the economic effects (2018 update)

Residential and commercial buildings are among the largest users of energy in the United States, accounting for approximately 51 percent of all energy consumption in 2017. Because this represents such a significant portion of our energy use, policies have been put into place that govern...

Emissions and energy savings from potential changes to National Construction Code energy performance requirements - the Code Calculator

This Report provides a companion document to the Code Calculator, a spreadsheet tool developed by Strategy. Policy. Research. that enables users to estimate energy and greenhouse gas savings associated with possible changes to energy performance requirements in the National Construction Code of Australia.

Building energy codes for a carbon constrained era: a toolkit of strategies and examples

Buildings consume about two-thirds of the United States’ power supply and produce about 40 percent of carbon emissions. Buildings that are being constructed now will have a considerable impact on our region’s energy use 50 to 100 years from now. Thus, the built environment, including...

The role of energy storage in Australia's future energy supply mix

The project examines the scientific, technological, economic and social aspects of the role that energy storage can play in Australia’s transition to a low-carbon economy to 2030, and beyond.

Eastern sporting savers

The program aimed to help sports clubs identify and implement energy saving actions so they can reduce their energy bills and invest the money saved on other aspects of the game, such as maintaining low fees and keeping sports accessible for the local community.
Journal article

Using behavioural insights for citizen compliance and cooperation

This review takes two contrasting areas where behavioural insights have been used: tax collection where government policy is compulsory (i.e. requiring compliance), and energy use where social objectives are non-compulsory, and achieved more by persuasion and encouragement.

ZEBRA 2020 – Nearly Zero-Energy Building Strategy 2020

European legislation makes nearly Zero-Energy Buildings (nZEBs) a standard by 2020. The technology is available and proven; however, the large-scale uptake of nZEB construction and renovation remains a challenge. ZEBRA2020 monitored the market uptake of nZEBs across Europe and provided data and knowledge on how...
Conference paper

Analysis on design data of low energy housing in Japan

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.
Conference paper

Estimation on humidification and ventilation for infection control in residence for the elderly

Purpose / Context - The aim of this study is to clarify an estimation method of humidification for infection control in residences. In Japan indoor humidity is very low in winter especially in recent insulated houses without unvented stoves. Dwellers know that it is necessary...

Baw Baw Shire community responding to climate change

Baw Baw Shire Council and Baw Baw Sustainability Network ran a series of training sessions to raise climate change mitigation and adaptation actions in the local community, businesses and amongst Council staff. The findings from these sessions are discussed in this report.
Fact sheet

Energy Efficiency - Success Stories in Kazakhstan

The series of publications review the most successful sustainable practices, resulted in ecological, economic and social benefits from the implemented projects in energy efficiency in the residential buildings, municipal heating, construction and in general in housing and community utilities. These projects are implemented jointly by...
Conference paper

More bang for the buck – does increased code compliance result in kWh and kW savings?

The energy benefits of increased code compliance have generally been viewed through the lens of energy savings – kWh and therms. Peak demand reduction as an additional benefit of increased code compliance is a comparatively unexplored area – despite a general acknowledgement that there are...
Conference paper

You can’t make bricks without straw: building a residential energy code support program from a utility perspective

Improvements in building energy codes cannot be fully realized unless targeted stakeholder education, training and outreach is provided to support increased understanding of and compliance with the minimum requirements. With Michigan’s adoption of the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), an analysis determined statewide annual...
Conference paper

Regional construction starts: trends, impacts and energy codes

Does the adoption of new energy codes impact construction activity? As jurisdictions throughout the country continue to adopt increasingly stringent codes, this question is asked time and again. In 2015 the Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships (NEEP) and the Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance (SEEA) each purchased...
Conference paper

Methodology for establishing the potential energy savings from improved energy code compliance

Currently, 37 states, covering almost 90% of the US population, have adopted at least the 2009 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC). Adoption is only the first step to more efficient buildings. To generate the promised energy savings, builders need to comply with the code. There...