The CRC for Low Carbon Living has produced a series of RAPID SYSTEMATIC REVIEWS TO ANSWER KEY RESEARCH QUESTIONS POSED BY THE government and industry. tHESE reviewS ENABLE THE RESEARCHERS TO SEARCH THE BODY OF KNOWLEDGE ON A PARTICULAR TOPIC IN A THOROUGH AND SYSTEMATIC WAY BUT TO STILL RESPOND IN A TIMELY MANNER.

Do green-rated office buildings save operational energy?

It is commonly assumed that buildings certified as “green” or “energy efficient” can save energy at operational stage. However, literature shows that not all highly rated buildings consume less energy at operational stage. The differences in the estimates of energy savings may stem from the quality of the studies comparing certified buildings with other buildings.

We aimed to locate and summarise peer-reviewed published empirical evidence for the energy efficiency of new green-rated office buildings. 

Digital services and communication platforms for residential energy customer engagement

Rapid development of digital technologies, combined with advances in energy management, automation of devices and smart buildings, is presenting power utility companies with new opportunities for customer engagement. Primary literature on this topic is too vast to be covered in a single review. Thus, we focus on existing systematic reviews and meta-analyses.

The main question guiding this rapid review was: “Drawing on secondary literature that employs systematic review and meta-analytic approaches, what do we know about digital services and communication platforms that allow for residential customer engagement and interaction with the energy system?”

 

 

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