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Building Characterisation and Retrofit Decision Support-Tools for Upgrading Homes of Low-Income Older Australians

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Abstract


  • This paper describes the development and implementation of a comprehensive

    methodology to select and implement energy efficiency upgrades to the homes of

    low-income, older (>60 years) Australians. This work was conducted as part of a

    project entitled, ‘Energy Efficiency in the 3rd Age (EE3A)”, which targeted lowincome

    older residents in the Illawarra Region of NSW, Australia, and was funded

    by an Australian Federal Government ‘Low Income Energy Efficiency Program

    (LIEEP)’ grant for AUD2.3M. The project included a social marketing and

    behaviour change component engaging ~650 households, and a retrofit program for

    a subset of ~183 of these homes. Households included those from the general

    community (home owners) and from the aged-care sector, i.e. those living in

    Independent Living Units (ILUs). This paper describes the development of a unique

    Building Characterisation Tool to facilitate the rapid recording of up to 1,500

    features of each building, which was implemented on laptops/tablets and captured

    information on the ways in which the occupants used their homes. A retrofit

    prioritisation process was also developed whereby a detailed assessment of each

    home was made from the Building Characterisation data. Results are also presented

    on the overall characteristics of the dwellings occupied by this vulnerable section of

    the population and preliminary results on impacts on thermal comfort, etc.

Publication Date


  • 2016

Citation


  • Cooper, P., McDowell, C., Tibbs, M., Kokogiannakis, G., Ledo Gomis, L. & Choi, S. (2016). Building Characterisation and Retrofit Decision Support-Tools for Upgrading Homes of Low-Income Older Australians. In P. K. Heiselberg (Ed.), CLIMA 2016 - proceedings of the 12th REHVA World Congress (pp. 1-10). Aalborg, Denmark: Aalborg University.

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=7670&context=eispapers

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/eispapers/6638

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Place Of Publication


  • Aalborg, Denmark

Abstract


  • This paper describes the development and implementation of a comprehensive

    methodology to select and implement energy efficiency upgrades to the homes of

    low-income, older (>60 years) Australians. This work was conducted as part of a

    project entitled, ‘Energy Efficiency in the 3rd Age (EE3A)”, which targeted lowincome

    older residents in the Illawarra Region of NSW, Australia, and was funded

    by an Australian Federal Government ‘Low Income Energy Efficiency Program

    (LIEEP)’ grant for AUD2.3M. The project included a social marketing and

    behaviour change component engaging ~650 households, and a retrofit program for

    a subset of ~183 of these homes. Households included those from the general

    community (home owners) and from the aged-care sector, i.e. those living in

    Independent Living Units (ILUs). This paper describes the development of a unique

    Building Characterisation Tool to facilitate the rapid recording of up to 1,500

    features of each building, which was implemented on laptops/tablets and captured

    information on the ways in which the occupants used their homes. A retrofit

    prioritisation process was also developed whereby a detailed assessment of each

    home was made from the Building Characterisation data. Results are also presented

    on the overall characteristics of the dwellings occupied by this vulnerable section of

    the population and preliminary results on impacts on thermal comfort, etc.

Publication Date


  • 2016

Citation


  • Cooper, P., McDowell, C., Tibbs, M., Kokogiannakis, G., Ledo Gomis, L. & Choi, S. (2016). Building Characterisation and Retrofit Decision Support-Tools for Upgrading Homes of Low-Income Older Australians. In P. K. Heiselberg (Ed.), CLIMA 2016 - proceedings of the 12th REHVA World Congress (pp. 1-10). Aalborg, Denmark: Aalborg University.

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=7670&context=eispapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/eispapers/6638

Start Page


  • 1

End Page


  • 10

Place Of Publication


  • Aalborg, Denmark