HEET: Housing Energy Efficiency Transitions

Project dates:

2019 - 2022

What is the project?

This new Australian Research Council funded research project, led by RMIT University, will run from 2019-2021 and will investigate the lived experience of energy poverty and low carbon retrofit in Australian households as well as investigating the scaling up of retrofit service providers. Set across eight global urban sites, the project will provide a socio-material analysis of retrofit that includes householders as well as the businesses that supply retrofit services. Outcomes will include a robust empirical evidence base on the implications of retrofit for households in energy poverty, and a co-designed policy suite that allows stakeholders to tailor actions that will shape the lives of residents in Australian households. Building on this, the research team will co-develop and document with end users a 10 year strategy to improve both environmental and equity dimensions of retrofit for current and future generations of urban Australians. It will also draw on UK and European context and case studies. See here for further information.

Project team

Professor Ralph Horne

Professor Emma Baker (University of Adelaide)

Dr Trivess Moore

Dr Nicola Willand

Dr Sarah Robertson

Dr Bhavna Middah

Dr Francisco Azpitarte Raposeiras (Loughborough University)

Professor Gordon Walker (Lancaster University)


Department of Energy, Land, Water and Planning

Master Builders Association of Victoria

Moreland Energy Foundation

Brotherhood of St Laurence

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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