AusZEH upgrade project – Stage 1

The AusZEH (Australian Zero Emission House) Upgrade Project is a zero emissions upgrade of an existing 3-bedroom public housing property and 2 control houses for benchmarking. The project analysed policy and regulatory initiatives, voluntary standards and incentives, and the applicability of the international practices in achieving zero emissions targets for existing Australian homes.

This project was commissioned by the Department of Human Services (DHS) Research and Evaluation Unit, CSIRO, Housing & Community Building Property Portfolio and Sustainability Victoria.

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Key people

Researchers: Dr James PC Wong, Dr Mary Myla Andamon


Department of Human Services (Victoria), CSIRO, Sustainability Victoria

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