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RP3009: High Performance Housing - Monitoring, Evaluating and Communicating the Journey

Project leader name: 
Prof. Peter Newman and Dr Josh Byrne
Project status: 
Current
Project period: 
07/2013 to 12/2018

Residential housing is a major contributor of greenhouse gas emissions with most emissions being generated during the operation of buildings. Josh’s House has shown that High Performance (HP), Zero Emissions Homes (ZEH) are accessible to the volume market, with the learnings being widely shared with industry and the broader community.

The challenge is to now translate that into mainstream development and construction industry practice. This will be achieved in this project by:

  • Developing an agreed position on cost barriers that are currently put forward by the volume housing industry as barriers to mainstream adoption of HP ZEH homes.
  • Assessment of consumer interest in HP ZEH features comparative to more typical value add items.
  • Informing the development and construction industry of the market potential through coordinated end user engagement and communications. 

Each of these elements will be enabled by data-gathering and information sharing around delivery of HP ZEH volume market homes in display villages in new residential developments around Australia in partnership with land developers.

Publications related to this project

Peer Reviewed Research Publications

Josh’s House is an innovative housing project in the suburb of Hilton, Western Australia consisting of two 10 Star NatHERS rated homes which are demonstrating a novel approach to the truly integrated design and implementation of residential urban water management supported by a uniquely high...

CRCLCL Project Reports

This report provides an overview of NatHERS and Basix, as well introduces two emerging sustainability tools (eTool LCA and ARCActive1). A high performance housing Case Study is provided to demonstrate how these tools and framworks can be applied.  

CRCLCL Project Reports

Ten detached suburban family homes located in the City of Fremantle (Western Australia) were monitored (grid energy, water, rainwater, temperature and PV) over a two-year period, subject to an educational intervention strategy at the start of Year Two.  This document reports on the...

CRCLCL Project Reports

This report provides an introduction to the automated monitoring of residential buildings for the purpose of data collection for research purposes and end user feedback.

Fact sheet

This project aims to develop a better understanding of the construction cost implications and consumer interest of zero emissions housing (ZEH) in Australia, whilst building industry support for ZEH homes amongst residential developers.

CRCLCL Project Posters
Student Poster – Participants Annual Forum 2017 - Jane Loveday A low-cost instrument to measure total radiance from landscape elements
CRCLCL Project Posters
Student Poster – Participants Annual Forum 2017 - Christine Eon HIGH PERFORMANCE HOUSING: MONITORING, EVALUATING & COMMUNICATING THE JOURNEY TEN HOUSE LIVING LABORATORY STUDY
Fact sheet

This project aims to develop a better understanding of the construction cost implications and consumer interest of zero emissions housing (ZEH) in Australia, whilst building industry support for ZEH homes amongst residential developers.

CRCLCL Project Posters
Student poster - Participants Annual Forum 2016 - Jane Loveday Rating the thermal performance of a residential landscape
CRCLCL Project Posters
Student poster - Participants Annual Forum 2016 - Christine Eon Ten house living laboratory study
CRCLCL Presentations

Participants Annual Forum 2015 - Day 1

Project snapshot - RP3009 High performance housing - monitoring, evaluating and communicating the journey

Josh Byrne, Josh Byrne & Associates Director and Curtin University Research Fellow

CRCLCL Project Posters

Student poster - Participants Annual Forum 2015 - Christine Eon

High performance housing: Monitoring, evaluating & communicating the journey - Ten house living laboratory study

CRCLCL Presentations

Participant Annual Forum 2014 - CRCLCL Exemplar 1: Showcasing Low Carbon Living

Josh Byrne, CRCLCL Research Fellow, Curtin University 

CRCLCL Project Posters

Research Snapshot A3 size poster from Participants Annual Forum 2014

CRCLCL Project Posters

Student Poster - Participants Annnual Forum 2014, Josh Byrne - Size A2

CRCLCL Project Posters

Student Poster - Participants Annual Forum 2014, Christine Eon - Size A2

Students related to this project