The Cape: sustainable housing development evaluation

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What is the project?

This project aims to evaluate the lived experience of households and technical performance of housing at The Cape, a new sustainable housing development at Cape Paterson in Victoria. Interviews with households both before and after they moved in are being undertaken to understand the expectations and lived experiences of households. We are also collecting a range of performance data to see if the actual use matches the design intent. The results will help inform future building development in Australia and aim to inform policy and practice developments towards a more sustainability building future. We are also drawing out lessons which will help shape future housing design and performance.

Project team

Dr Trivess Moore

Dr Nicola Willand

Dr Sarah Holdsworth

Dr Stephen Berry (UniSA)

Dr David Whaley (UniSA)

Dr Graeme Sherriff (Salford University)

Dr Aimee Ambrose (Sheffield Hallam University)


The Cape development team

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Acknowledgement of country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business. - Artwork created by Louisa Bloomer