This project investigated the energy performance and environmental impacts of selected heritage commercial buildings using various energy efficient strategies.
The project served as a benchmarking study to improve the understanding of how the selected buildings perform under the increasingly stringent energy efficiency requirements of the Building Code of Australia. The project also explored the operational energy and water usage of the buildings through NABERS Whole Building Energy and Water Rating and compared them with the simulated results.
This project was undertaken on behalf of the Department of Planning and Community Development of the State of Victoria for the Heritage Chairs and Officials of Australia and New Zealand (HCOANZ).
Researchers: Dr James PC Wong, Dr Deepak Sivaraman, Mr Andrew Carre
Department of Planning and Community Development (Victoria)