National heritage and sustainability project – residential buildings

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The project’s goal was to provide empirical research evidence by comparing the life cycle and operational energy performance of a range of heritage building designs with improved retrofitted designs. The research findings indicate opportunities and challenges in retrofitting heritage residential buildings for climate change.

Key people

Researchers: Dr James PC Wong, Dr Deepak Sivaraman, Mr Andrew Carre


  • Heritage Council of Australia and New Zealand
  • Department of Planning and Community Development (Victoria)
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