Dr Nicola Willand is a lecturer at the School of Property, Construction and Project Management at RMIT University.
As an architect by background, Nicola Willand approaches sustainability in the built environment holistically.
She finds that initiatives towards a more sustainable built environment tend to focus on environmental and economic outcomes, while the social aspects are often neglected.
To facilitate triple bottom line sustainability, Nicola aims to develop strategies for the built environment that will minimise environmental impacts and life cycle costs while maximising productivity, health and social equity.
Nicola's PhD explored the intersection of climate change mitigation as an opportunity for health and housing as a social determinant of health, and contributed to a better understanding of residential energy efficiency and health as a socio‐technical system.
- Lecturer in Construction Management and Masters of Energy Efficient and Sustainable Buildings.
- Research on energy efficiency, housing and health.
- PhD (Built Environment), RMIT University, Australia
- BArch, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
- Willand, N.,Maller, C.,Ridley, I. (2020). Understanding the contextual influences of the health outcomes of residential energy efficiency interventions: Realist review In: Housing Studies, 35, 1 - 28
- Willand, N.,Maller, C.,Ridley, I. (2019). Addressing health and equity in residential low carbon transitions � Insights from a pragmatic retrofit evaluation in Australia In: Energy Research and Social Science, 53, 68 - 84
- Willand, N.,Horne, R. (2018). "They are grinding us into the ground"-The lived experience of (in) energy justice amongst low-income older households In: Applied Energy, 226, 61 - 70
- Willand, N.,Maller, C.,Ridley, I. (2017). "It's not too bad" - the lived experience of energy saving practices of low-income older and frail people In: Energy Procedia, Wollongong, 16-17 February
- Willand, N.,Ridley, I.,Pears, A. (2016). Relationship of thermal performance rating, summer indoor temperatures and cooling energy use in 107 homes in Melbourne, Australia In: Energy and Buildings, 113, 159 - 168
- Willand, N. (2016). What happened, how, why and what mattered: Three case studies from a low income residential energy efficiency intervention program In: Heatlhy Housing 2016: Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Energy and Environment of Residential Buildings, Brisbane, Australia, 20-24 November 2016
- Willand, N.,Ridley, I.,Maller, C. (2015). Towards explaining the health impacts of residential energy efficiency interventions - A realist review. Part 1: Pathways In: Social Science and Medicine, 133, 191 - 201
- Willand, N.,Ridley, I. (2015). Quantitative exploration of winter living room temperatures and their determinants in 108 homes in Melbourne, Victoria In: Proceedings of the 49th International Conference of the Architectural Science Association 2015, Melbourne, Australia, 2-4 December 2015
- Wong, J.,Willand, N. (2013). The use of simulation software for building performance assessment in existing commercial buildings with heritage values In: Proceedings of BS2013: 13th Conference of International Building Performance Simulation Association, Chambery, France, 26-28 August 2013
- Willand, N.,Moore, T.,Hunter, S.,Stanley, H.,Horne, R. (2012). Drivers of demand for zero and towards zero emissions residential retrofits In: Australian Sustainable Built Environment Councill (ASBEC) Surry Hills NSW, Australia
4 PhD Current Supervisions
- Warm, cool and energy-affordable housing solutions for low-income renters: An Investigative Panel (Administered by by University of Adelaide). Funded by: AHURI Research Grants 2019 (CAT 1 Generic) from (2019 to 2020)
- Tackling hidden energy vulnerability through housing, energy and health collaborations. Funded by: Lord Mayor's Charitable Fund 2018 onwards- Grant from (2019 to 2021)
- Household energy efficiency transitions (HEET). Funded by: 011-ARC Linkage Grant 2017 from (2018 to 2021)