This rapid review identified five common themes for policy makers to consider to support low carbon residential retrofits/renovations:
Tailor policy to decision-makers dispositions and perspectives.
Funding or subsidies should target up-front costs.
No one-size fits all, so tailor for contextual factors.
Implement earlier rather than later and also earlier in the building life-cycle.
Take a comprehensive systems approach to policy design and implementation.
In addition, the review identified the need for more empirical analysis of energy outcomes from any implemented policy.
In response to feedback, high-income households can reduce their energy use to a larger degree than low-income households (17% vs 3% reduction). This and other insights were gained by two rapid reviews into research, both Australian and International, on digital services and...Read more
A rapid review on green-rated office buildings, and their operational energy use, found that the conclusions of six studies ranged from the certified buildings performing worse, similarly or much better than the non-certified buildings in terms of energy usage intensity. Two...Read more
Industry misconceptions around high cost and poor market interest in energy efficient homes continue to obstruct the mass adoption of low carbon housing. Josh’s House demonstrates that low carbon housing is accessible and cost effective. The Star Performers series showcases how...Read more
A rapid systematic review of international academic literature suggests that home buyers typically value a more energy efficient home, and when presented with easily accessible information in the form of an energy performance rating, are willing to pay more to live in one.
The guide is a planning resource for small to mediumsized companies involved in the buildings sector value chain. This includes building materials suppliers, trades and contractors; transport companies and architects, engineers and other design firms. The guide is intendedfor building sector industry practitioners and other endusers of building sector products and services, such as planners, sustainability...
This Global Status Report by the Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction (GABC) reconfirms the significance of building energy consumption as a contributor to global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. It also shows that efforts to decarbonise the building sector through the implementation of comprehensive policy frameworks and the deployment of existing energy efficient technologies and building design approaches can deliver positive economic, social, health and environmental benefits.