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Digital energy futures: review of industry trends, visions and scenarios for the home

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...
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Do more people die in Australia than Sweden due to poorly heated homes?

Liberal MP Craig Kelly claims that poorly heated homes cause more deaths in Australia than in Sweden, despite our milder winters.
Journal article

The influence of design and everyday practices on individual heating and cooling behaviour in residential homes

Emerging results from practice-based research demonstrate that energy efficient houses often do not meet theoretical energy use based on the current standards of residential buildings. A factor influencing this inconsistency is related to user behaviour and everyday practices. The objective of this research is to...
Journal article

Experimental study of a solar pool heating system under lower flow and low pump speed conditions

Highlights Validated swimming pool and collector model, good agreement with experimental data. Solar pool heating system performance optimized based on COP (energy ratio). Optimized system achieves pump energy savings of approximately 60%. System produces enough pressure to keep the vacuum relief valve closed. Potential for...
Journal article

A systematic parametric study and feasibility assessment of solar-assisted single-effect, double-effect, and triple-effect absorption chillers for heating and cooling applications

The present work investigates the feasibility of solar heating and cooling (SHC) absorption systems based on combining three types of LiBr-H2O absorption chillers (single-, double-, and triple-effect) with common solar thermal collectors available on the market. A single-effect chiller is coupled with evacuated tube collectors...
Journal article

Transient simulation and parametric study of solar-assisted heating and cooling absorption systems: an energetic, economic and environmental (3E) assessment

This paper presents energetic, economic, and environmental (3E) analyses of four configurations of solar heating and cooling (SHC) systems based on coupling evacuated tube collectors with a single-effect LiBre-H2O absorption chiller. In the first configuration (SHC1), a gas-fired heater is used as the back-up system...
Conference paper

Simulation of rooftop photovoltaic shading using TRNSYS

The shade effect of a rooftop photovoltaic (PV) collector on a roof is usually ignored in building energy simulation in Transient System Simulation (TRNSYS) software. This disregard is due to either the unavailability of a suitable shading component in the simulation software or to an...
Report

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...
Guide

Guide to low carbon households

This guide aims to help the occupants of a home reduce the amount of energy they use and, in doing so, help curb carbon emissions and save on utility bills.
Conference paper

Study of building integrated photovoltaic/thermal double-skin facade for commercial buildings in Sydney, Australia

Research activities previously performed on shorter simulation timeframe had shown that building-integrated photovoltaic/thermal double-skin façade (BIPV/T-DSF) could maintain a comfort temperature within a building, by adopting a fan-assisted ventilated air cavity in summer, and a non-ventilated air cavity during winter in order to reduce overheating...