15 Oct 2015

The residential sector represents some 30% of global electricity consumption but the underlying composition and drivers are still only poorly understood. The drivers are many, varied, and complex, including local climate, household demographics, household behaviour, building stock and the type and number of appliances.

Journal article

The CRC for Low Carbon Living produced a series of snapshots at the end of 2015 highlighting its achievements in enabling a carbon built environment sector, specifically in the areas of:Once in a generation capacity buildingTransforming industry Products and systems for future buildings and citiesEvidence base for policy, planning and design innovations

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14 Sep 2015

In this study, the outputs from a simple PV performance model were compared to measurements of AC power for three PV systems located across Sydney, Australia. The study aimed to investigate the level of uncertainty and bias of the model when onsite measurements of plane of array (POA) irradiance and module temperature were not available.

Journal article
23 Nov 2018

This report presents the findings of the Building Code Energy Performance Trajectory project for commercial and residential archetypes relevant to Northern Australia.

Report
05 Aug 2016

The energy benefits of increased code compliance have generally been viewed through the lens of energy savings – kWh and therms. Peak demand reduction as an additional benefit of increased code compliance is a comparatively unexplored area – despite a general acknowledgement that there are electric demand savings (kW) associated with increased energy code compliance.

Conference paper
15 May 2018

Since 1990, the carbon emissions of dwellings in the UK have declined by around 20%. This reduction per dwelling is mainly ascribed to the impact of energy efficiency measures, such as improvements in building codes/regulations. In the UK, national energy models of the building stock are used to support the formal cost benefit analysis of policies.

Conference paper
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
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