14 Feb 2017

Heatwaves across much of the country this summer have revealed a serious problem with our national housing stock. Wendy Miller looks at smarter design and construction, better rating systems and the role of government and industry to overcoming barriers to better housing design.

Commentary
05 May 2019

Highlights
The paper has a focus on energy consumption habits and trends using statistical methods.
Occupants’ behavior is monitored using smart metering system and awareness surveys.
The impact of a serious game on occupant's behavior is evaluated.
Abstract

Journal article
06 Jun 2019

This book focuses on the challenge that Australia faces in transitioning to renewable energy and regenerating its cities via a transformation of its built environment. Both are necessary conditions for low carbon living in the 21st century.

Book
28 Jun 2019

Highlights
Energy demand focused conceptual modelling framework to tackle the Energy Revolution.
Evolution of building-user behaviour is given specific attention in scenario planning.
Residential heat demand is evaluated using a hybrid dynamic simulation/stock model.
Electricity demand is synthesised using a statistical Hidden-Markov Model.

Journal article
12 Jun 2019

This CRC-LCL RP3010u3 Project was undertaken 2018 by the Blue Mountains World Heritage Institute to develop its Low Carbon Living - Australia website; an online Carbon Calculator; a business plan to support its National roll out; along with the transfer of the program to two additional regions beginning with Port Douglas in Queensland.

Report
29 May 2019

Most energy efficiency programs target only one fuel, usually electricity or natural gas. While they achieve savings, they sometimes miss opportunities by failing to address other fuels. Dual-fuel programs, on the other hand, have the potential to save more energy, reduce program costs, and improve customer satisfaction.

Briefing paper
24 Feb 2019

Urban areas are responsible for 70% of global CO2 emissions and the rapid growth in urbanisation presents a significant risk to cities. It is predicted that by 2030 more than 70% of the South African population will be living in cities. The decarbonisation of urban systems, especially building and energy infrastructures are therefore strategically important in mitigating climate change.

Thesis
29 May 2018

Smart grid components such as smart home and battery energy management systems, high penetration of renewable energy systems, and demand response activities, require accurate electricity demand forecasts for the successful operation of the electricity distribution networks.

Journal article
13 May 2019

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.

Guide
23 May 2017

This paper presents preliminary findings of a recent research project on the barriers that lower-income households in four Australian cities – Sydney, Adelaide, Hobart, and Darwin – face in reducing their carbon consumption, and the impact of programs implemented by federal and state governments and support organisations to assist such reductions.

Journal article