Drivers of demand for zero and towards zero emissions residential retrofits

Willand, N, Moore, T, Hunter, S, Stanley, H and Horne, R 2012, Drivers of demand for zero and towards zero emissions residential retrofits, Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council, Surry Hills NSW, Australia

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Title of report Drivers of demand for zero and towards zero emissions residential retrofits
Author(s) Willand, N
Moore, T
Hunter, S
Stanley, H
Horne, R
Year of publication 2012
Publisher Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council
Place of publication Surry Hills NSW, Australia
Subjects Urban and Regional Planning not elsewhere classified
Built Environment and Design not elsewhere classified
Abstract/Summary The scope of work for the project is confined to residential buildings. For the purpose of this project, residential buildings include detached and semi-detached houses (Class 1a) and apartments (Class 2), as defined in the Building Code of Australia (BCA). As the target of zero carbon buildings relies on a zero or near zero energy performance of buildings, the study has included literature on refurbishments to this target. Low or zero carbon refurbishment initiatives address various aspects of housing systems, including: Highly energy efficient building envelopes; Procurement of highly energy efficient operational appliances; and Installation of renewable energy systems. At present, the Building Code of Australia does not recognise a rating system that captures the house as a system. The current NatHERS star rating system is confined to the building envelope and does not take into account the heating and cooling system. However, the recently released Australian Draft National Building Energy Standard-Setting, Assessment and Rating Framework proposes a performance based 'whole of building' approach for new and existing buildings, which would include the building fabric, fixed heating and cooling services, fixed equipment like hot water systems and fixed appliances like lighting (DCCEE 2012)
Commissioning body Australian Sustainable Built Environment Councill (ASBEC)
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