domestic energy use


4 Feb 2019

COAG Energy Ministers have agreed upon this Trajectory for Low Energy Buildings , a national plan that sets a trajectory towards zero energy (and carbon) ready buildings for Australia.

Journal article

4 May 2018

The difference between actual and calculated energy is called the ‘energy-performance gap’. Possible explanations for this gap are construction mistakes, improper adjusting of equipment, excessive simplification in simulation models and occupant behaviour. Many researchers and governmental institutions think the occupant is the main cause of...

Working paper

6 Jan 2018

State-level building energy codes have been around for over 40 years, but recent empirical research has cast doubt on their effectiveness. A potential virtue of standards-based policies is that they may be less regressive than explicit taxes on energy consumption. However, this conjecture has not...


15 Aug 2017

This trial of smart home control in 46 households shows limits to use for managing home energy bills and electricity demand.


29 Jun 2017

Several standards regarding energy consumption have emerged in the last decade, defining increasing requirements, and culminating with the recent emergence of the “nearly zero energy” buildings concept, as described in the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive1. However, these standards are mainly focused on new buildings...

Discussion paper

23 Mar 2017

The Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC) is calling for public submissions on a new plan to strengthen power system security.

This directions paper recommends mechanisms to facilitate the ability of the power system to accommodate new technologies.

The transition to a lower emissions...

Conference paper

22 Nov 2016

Heat intolerance is a major medical problem affecting people with multiple sclerosis (MS). When their core body temperatures increase people with MS experience significantly increased symptoms which greatly reduces their capacity to participate in social, household and work activities, as well as increasing their need...

Journal article

1 Dec 2015

This paper investigates the use of actual monitored household energy as an indicator of the thermal efficiency of a dwelling and subsequently rating of the building thermal performance. The paper reviews evaluation methods used internationally for both building thermal efficiency and building energy labelling and...


30 Jul 2013

Access to electricity is one of the tangible approaches to improving the social and economic level of citizens the world over. Elevating living standards through electricity access for rural areas in developing countries encounters, however, a severe fiscal barrier as developing countries, do not often...



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