14 Mar 2017


  • Energy efficiency is important for reducing carbon emissions.
  • Policies are adopted to increase residential energy efficiency.
  • Policy formulation in this space can be supported by analytical tools.
  • Traditional equations based diffusion modelling is a limited approach.
  • Agent Based Modelling addresses limitations of previous methods.


Journal article
04 Apr 2019

This report presents a summary of the findings and activities of Stage 2 of the LCL-CRC research project RP 1033 “High Performance Commercial Building HVAC”.

28 Jul 2014

This interactive “Policy Tool for Renovation” facilitates the comparison and analysis of twelve renovation policy packages for residential buildings from Europe and the United States. Fourteen specially developed criteria have been developed, with the support of a panel of international experts, to enable this analysis.
The tool allows for:

Data portal
31 Jul 2017


  • The authors simulate the operation of battery storage using data from low-energy households.
  • The authors calculate the impact on the annual amount and cost of imported electricity.
  • The authors calculate the payback period of various battery storage configurations.
  • The authors estimate the ideal amount of storage for households with existing PV systems.


Journal article
08 Apr 2017

Energy is needed in industry for a number of technologies and processes, including cross- cutting technologies such as steam, motors, compressed air, pumps, heating and cooling, as well as specific processes in energy-intensive sectors (Chemicals, Iron and Steel, Cement, Pulp and Paper, Non-Ferrous Metals, and Food).

Technical report
04 Dec 2015

This document is a component of the CRC for Low Carbon Living Closing the Loop project. It provides an overview of existing data around building energy performance in Australia to guide the selection of building typologies to be included into the research. This document also outlines key stakeholders in the property sector, and major trends amongst owners and tenants.

Discussion paper
18 Jan 2019

The aim of the paper is to examine the long-term relationship between economic complexity, energy consumption structure, and greenhouse gas emission, within a panel of European Union countries and two subpanels: (i) European economies with higher economic complexity and (ii) European economies with a lower level of economic complexity.

Journal article
20 Sep 2018

India has demonstrated that it is possible to reduce energy demand and increase the energy efficiency of its buildings, particularly for air-conditioning appliances.

Journal article
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.

16 Dec 2017


  • A mixed method approach is used to analyze everyday practice in 8 homes over a year.
  • Practices are performed in a sequential temporal spectrum as part of a routine.
  • Practices are influenced by the interlocked practices and routines of other occupants.
  • Highly interlocked and habitual practices are not easily influenced.
  • Automation can enable change by dis-interlocking practices from the home system.


Journal article
18 Aug 2017

Emerging results from practice-based research demonstrate that energy efficient houses often do not meet theoretical energy use based on the current standards of residential buildings. A factor influencing this inconsistency is related to user behaviour and everyday practices. The objective of this research is to uncover some of the complexities associated with the practices of heating and cooling in the home, which are influenced by motivations, knowledge and technologies, including the use of photovoltaic panels.

Journal article
18 Oct 2017

A persuasive behaviour change program is assessed from a practice theory approach.
Most changes involved alterations in the technology element of the practice.
Alterations in the meaning and skill elements of practice are challenging.
Automation enabled dis-interlocking changes from the home system of practice.

Journal article