01 Jan 2011

In the 2010/11 Financial Year, Central Victoria Solar City (CVSC) engaged over 2,000 households in our region in energy saving activities. We delivered 1780 Home Energy Assessments, engaged 810 participants in a retrofit package, 528 participants in residential solar PV and 242 participants in solar hot water.

Annual Report
01 Jul 2013

This study was commissioned by Sustainability Victoria to deliver a greater understanding of the size and impact of lower-grade commercial office buildings across Victoria. 
The main goals of this report are:

25 Apr 2017

Green building assessment methods, which play an essential role in promoting the development of greenbuildings, have attracted much attention in recent years. Many studies have been conducted on the devel-opment of new assessment methods and improvement of existing ones through comparative analysis. However, there is no comprehensive study that explicitly explores these efforts.

Journal article
08 Jul 2017

Various green rating systems are established globally to evaluate the sustainability of construction projects. Their categories and criteria have been under constant updates to follow the sustainable trend of building development. This paper aims to develop a systematic review of the development of green rating systems.

Systematic review
01 Mar 2015

The transformation of energy systems is influencing economic policy agendas all over the world, particularly in industrialized countries. In this process, Germany has taken a pioneering role, and hence the technical innovations, legal frameworks, and business models established there are also of interest for other countries trying to achieve broader use of renewable energies.

Journal article
29 Dec 2015

Despite a ubiquitous interest in community energy, a review of the literature reveals a fragmented approach in which the technology elements that need to be considered for the effective existence of community renewable energy networks (CREN) are well understood but the social aspects have not yet been addressed to the same degree. Thus, while technology is no longer the limiting factor it used

Journal article
01 Jan 2016

This paper presents a computationally efficient smart home energy management system (SHEMS) using an approximate dynamic programming (ADP) approach with temporal difference learning for scheduling distributed energy resources.

Journal article
01 Oct 2011

In April 2008, the City of Sydney released Sustainable Sydney 2030 outlining a series of large visionary projects to transform Sydney into a more sustainable, more liveable, global and connected city by 2030.

Technical report
01 Nov 2017

Recent regulatory reform efforts in the Australian National Electricity Market (NEM) have included a number of rule changes aiming to contain electricity price rises driven by network investment by distributed network service providers (DNSPs). One focus area has been the economic inefficiencies of current network tariff arrangements, particularly for residential and small business consumers.

Technical report
01 Dec 2017

The growing adoption of distributed energy resources (DERs) across Australia may represent the start of a transition of Australia's power system from a centraliased generation model towards an interconnected set of embedded microgrid systems.

Conference paper