This report uses Growing Up in New Zealand (GUiNZ) data from 2010/11 to investigate the relationship between indoor damp, mould, cold, and household crowding and the health outcomes of young children exposed to those conditions in Aotearoa New Zealand.
What emerging technology routines are shaping the way people live? What implications do these social practices have on the future energy needs of Australian households? The research in this report uncovers the changing digital lifestyles and emerging home trends of everyday Australians, and speculates on...
This report examines consumer attitudes about energy efficiency and green heating, exploring barriers to adoption, as well as possible incentives that could be tested and implemented to achieve a zero-carbon Britain.
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...
Researchers from Monash University’s Emerging Technologies Research Lab have conducted an analysis of how the energy and tech sectors predict our everyday lives will change in the home of the future. Based on a review of key industry reports, this study reveals how the home...
Liberal MP Craig Kelly claims that poorly heated homes cause more deaths in Australia than in Sweden, despite our milder winters.
Impact of energy efficient pool pumps on peak demand, energy costs and carbon reduction: final report
A whole system approach was adopted to optimize a residential pool filtering system. This project presents for the first time, the experimental measurements of the pool water quality (i.e., the chemical concentrations) and all energy-consuming components when operating the filtering system at low flow conditions...
Buildings are major consumers of energy for heating and cooling. The number of buildings is growing rapidly with demand for energy. To reduce consumption, governments worldwide have implemented codes, standards, and building practices. In New South Wales, Australia the planning department introduced a web-based energy-modelling...
Inclusion of heating and cooling energy load limits in NatHERS assessments: Regulation Impact Statement for decision
This Decision Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) examines the expected impacts, including costs and benefits, associated with a proposal to add separate heating and cooling load limits or ‘load limits’ to the current Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme (NatHERS) compliance pathway for the energy performance of...