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
14 Jan 2016

In the future there will be an increased uptake of solar and battery systems in the residential sector, driven by falling battery costs and increasing electricity tariffs. The increased uptake means we need new methods to forecast electricity demand when considering these technologies.
This paper has achieved this goal using a two stage model.

Conference paper
01 Oct 2005

Ensuring that distribution capacity is available to meet South Australia’s few days of extreme peak electricity demand each year, plus the rate at which that peak demand is continuing to grow, leads to a necessity for on-going and increased investment in the State’s distribution network.

Strategy
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
23 Nov 2018

Research activities previously performed on shorter simulation timeframe had shown that building-integrated photovoltaic/thermal double-skin façade (BIPV/T-DSF) could maintain a comfort temperature within a building, by adopting a fan-assisted ventilated air cavity in summer, and a non-ventilated air cavity during winter in order to reduce overheating phenomena in the air cavity and consequently in the building.

Conference paper
26 Feb 2019

Victorian energy customers continue to face hundreds of confusing offers from energy retailers, hardship programs that aren’t working and ever growing penalties if they’re late in paying their electricity or gas. This annual report provides a summary of the state's energy market in 2017-18.

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. The ability to include peak demand reduction as a component of the code compliance savings has important and significant benefits.

Conference paper
06 Jan 2018

This paper explores potential future implications of climate change on building energy expenditures around the globe. Increasing expenditures result from increased electricity use for cooling, and are offset to varying degrees, depending on the region, by decreased energy consumption for heating. The analysis is conducted using a model of the global buildings sector within the GCAM integrated assessment model.

Journal article
27 Apr 2017

In this submission, the Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council (ASBEC) has identified five key policy solutions which could support a transition to high performance buildings.

Submission
18 Oct 2016

In the context of reducing household greenhouse gas emissions, in-home energy feedback displays have been trialled as a mechanism to assist households to monitor and change energyuse behaviour. As we move towards technologyrich zero-energy homes, the challenge of managing energy use and electricity generation systems will increase and a new role for in-home feedback displays may emerge. This paper describes the in-home display and monitoring systems installed in a near-net zero-energy residential estate and provides a summary of the energy-use data generated by the systems.

Journal article
15 Dec 2015

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.

22 Nov 2016

Purpose / Context - Many developed countries experience late afternoon or evening electricity peaks. In summer peak demand regions, these peaks are most likely the results of residential air conditioning demand. Methodology / Approach - This research is to investigate the air conditioning peak demand reduc-tion potential from a variety of building and operational improvement options in a community centre case. Scenarios of increased thermal mass (rammed earth), more efficient glass sliding door options and control methods are simulated. Results – Building improvement with integrated control performs best at reducing air conditioning peak demand and energy consumption. However, the control method is the most cost effective way of reducing the peak demand. Key Findings / Implications – The integrated design and operation strategy for the community centre would significantly alleviate the peak demand pressure on electricity network infrastructure and energy so as to lower the carbon footprint onto the environment. Originality – This study examined a residential community centre case from both design and opera-tion aspects. The simulation is completed in half hourly intervals under real world tariffs. Keywords - building improvement; thermal mass; operational strategy; air conditioning control; de-mand side management

Conference paper