22 Aug 2018

As renewable electricity continues to grow rapidly, the proponents of coal power in federal government and the media are claiming that our electricity system needs ‘dispatchable, baseload’ power stations.

Article
02 Feb 2018

Australia is seeking to design a ‘reliability mechanism’ as part of the Turnbull Government’s National Energy Guarantee. This working paper provides analysis and suggestions on how to design the mechanism and how it might work.

Working paper
10 Apr 2017

Each year, the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory releases energy flow charts that illustrate the US's consumption an duse of energy. The energy flow chart, based on 2016 results, shows that Americans used more renewable energy compared to the previous year, while energy consumption was nearly flat.

Article
23 Jun 2019

Energy consumption in the building sector is significant as people are spending a considerable amount of time indoors. The share of the residential sector’s energy consumption is around 11% of the total energy consumed in Australia to fulfil household energy requirements. The largest share of that energy consumption is used to maintain indoor thermal comfort.

Report
12 Jun 2019

This project, commissioned by the Co-operative Research Centre for Low Carbon Living (CRCLCL), aims to advance an important aspect of the National Energy Productivity Plan: specifically, Item 12, ‘improving energy productivity in government’.

Report
12 Jun 2019

This CRC-LCL RP3010u3 Project was undertaken 2018 by the Blue Mountains World Heritage Institute to develop its Low Carbon Living - Australia website; an online Carbon Calculator; a business plan to support its National roll out; along with the transfer of the program to two additional regions beginning with Port Douglas in Queensland.

Report
14 Oct 2017

Highlights
Methods and techniques for using smart meter data are analysed; forecasting clustering, classification and optimization.
End use applications of smart meter data are reviewed.
Performance of state of the art models are compared.
Challenges associated with methods and application are identified.
A new analysis guideline is proposed.
Abstract

Journal article
11 May 2018

Highlights

  • An isothermal process improves the dehumidification performance around 48%.
  • A mathematic model could be used to predict the performance of the new wheel.
  • The overlap of desiccant layers restricts heat exchange performance of the wheel.
  • Desiccant cooling system with the new wheel has an energy efficiency ratio of 9.3.

Abstract

Journal article
14 Nov 2017

Building energy performance simulations are limited to typical meteorological weather conditions available in simulation software. Such simulations are insufficient for analysing energy performance sensitivity to a range of probable weather conditions. This research presents a method for developing robust meteorological weather data that can be used for energy performance sensitivity analysis without the need to access historical weather data. The method decomposes dry bulb temperature (DBT) and global horizontal solar radiation (H) into deterministic and stochastic components.

Journal article
09 Jan 2017

Urban density significantly impacts urban energy use and the quality of life of urban residents. Here, the authors provide a global-scale analysis of future urban densities and associated energy use in the built environment under different urbanization scenarios. The relative importance of urban density and energy-efficient technologies varies geographically.

Journal article
01 Nov 2017

This report is part of Task within the California Energy Commission CEC EP C project EPC‐14‐ 009 Optimizing Radiant Systems for Energy Efficiency and Comfort managed through the Center for the Built Environment at UC Berkeley The main goal of this research was to determine the building characteristics of projects with radiant heating and cooling and assess their real world energy use compared t

Report

The Malaysian building sector approximately consumes 53% of national electricity generated, and emits 5,301 ktons of greenhouse gases (GHG) with an annual growth rate of 6.4%. While voluntary codes of practice for energy efficiency and use or renewable energy exist for non-residential buildings, Malaysia has yet to adopt mandatory energy efficiency legislation for its building sector.

Conference paper