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
16 Sep 2016

This seminar reviews the latest changes to the 2016 NYCECC.

17 Oct 2019

The main objective of this rapid systematic review is to provide an international literature review of best practice techniques for urban cooling for the major climate zones in Australia.

Systematic review
17 Oct 2019

The objective of this review is to find evidence on international best practices on financing models for energy efficiency investments in buildings.

Systematic review
03 Oct 2019

The main objective of this rapid systematic review is to synthesise knowledge from secondary literature employing systematic review and meta-analytic approaches on the mix and effectiveness of policy and program options for improving the energy efficiency of the homes in which low-income households reside.

Systematic review
10 Apr 2018

The iBRoad project aims to eliminate barriers to deep renovation by developing an Individual Building Renovation Roadmap for single-family houses. The tool provides a customised renovation plan over a long-term period (10-20 years), which considers the occupants’ needs and specific situations (e.g.

02 Dec 2013

Energy has been a hot political issue in Australia for more than a decade. In a country with abundant natural resources energy prices are now among the highest in the world. The high prices produce financial stress on consumers, and drive industry offshore, taking with it jobs and support for local communities. People have had enough.

Audio interview
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

The building sector has been identified as a sector with large potential for delivering energy savings and mitigation of GHG emissions. Yet it has been unclear what the specific role of building energy efficiency codes play in achieving these savings.

Conference paper
03 Jan 2017

Buildings are key to low-carbon development everywhere, and many countries have introduced building energy codes to improve energy efficiency in buildings. Yet, building energy codes can only deliver results when the codes are implemented. For this reason, studies of building energy codes need to consider implementation of building energy codes in a consistent and comprehensive way.

Journal article
30 Apr 2018

Applying behaviour change methods to reduce home energy consumption has resulted in varying outcomes and also conservation effects that were short-lived. Some of the more promising treatments included In Home Energy Displays (IHDs) and home energy bills with comparisons to unknown others - for individual homes. In contrast, so-called collective “energy communities” reduce individual energy consumption and report other benefits such as group cohesion and community building.

Conference paper
13 May 2019

This guide offers practical advice to homeowners, builders and designers embarking on a retrofit of an existing home. It focuses on relatively simple adaptations to improve a home’s comfort, while reducing energy bills and carbon emissions.