Building retrofitting

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Retrofit
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Report

A green stimulus for housing

This report makes the case that the nature of the recession predicted over the coming years necessitates fiscal stimulus measures to restart and redirect the UK economy. At the same time, the UK’s climate change targets necessitate the ‘retrofit’ of millions of homes in the...
Guide

Guide to implementing low carbon retrofits for social housing

This guide is intended as a simple to use reference for social housing asset managers and others involved in social housing upgrades.
Journal article

Actor, intermediary, and context: media in home renovation and consumption practice

Home renovations demonstrate the interplay between economic transactions and cultural values that shape consumption practice and consumer markets. The academic disciplines of environmental and social sciences and spheres of environmental policy and practice have taken interest in renovations because of their implications for improved environmental...
Journal article

Diverse media practices and economies of Australian home renovators: budgeting, self-education and documentation

This paper seeks to uncover a diversity of economic practices and engagement by home renovators, predominantly homeowners. In particular, the authors explore how different forms of media consumption and production intertwine to shape home renovation projects.
Guide

Guide to low carbon commercial buildings – retrofit

This guide provides methods for retrofitting commercial buildings to improve performance while reducing energy and carbon use.
Journal article

Forecasting uptake of retrofit packages in office building stock under government incentives

Highlights Diffusion model for uptake of building retrofits. Case study with New South Wales office buildings. Forecast uptake of government policy programs. Abstract
Video

Towards zero carbon: reducing carbon in home renovations

Overall 12% of carbon emissions comes from homes. This video shows how the media can encourage more sustainable renovations and new builds.
Report

Renovate or Rebuild pilot project

Research undertaken by the Cooperative Research Centre for Low Carbon Living (CRCLCL) has shown that current ‘top down’ education approaches aimed at changing consumer behaviours to adopt sustainable housing options (including concepts like net zero energy homes) have been largely ineffective. This project builds on...
Report

Mainstreaming low carbon retrofits in social housing: final report

This report provides a summary of activities completed under the CRC for Low Carbon Living RP3044 ‘Mainstreaming Low Carbon Retrofits in Social Housing’. This two-year project provided real world evaluation of a range of energy efficiency upgrades undertaken in Social Housing properties around NSW, considering...