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RP3016: The EnergyFit Homes Initiative: Empowering consumers

Project leader name: 
Dr Nina Hall
Project status: 
Project period: 
07/2014 to 07/2016

The EnergyFit Homes Initiative is a collaborative approach to unlocking the value of energy efficient homes for buyers, renters and investors. This project examines the factors that motivate the purchase and lease of low carbon homes. It involves industry (CSR, Stockland, the Australian Windows Association, Fletcher Insulation, Knauf Insulation, AGL Energy, the Clean Energy Council, the Energy Efficiency Council, Low Energy Supplies & Services and the Centre for Liveability Real Estate), government (NSW Office of Environment and Heritage) and research organisations (CSIRO, Swinburne University and UNSW). For details, please contact the project leader.

Numerous assessment and rating tools have been developed to monitor and motivate buyers of low carbon homes.  However, the lower-than-anticipated purchase demand, despite the higher potential sale value for these homes, suggests that this emphasis has not resonated with home buyers. In response, this project proposes a consumer-facing, end-user perspective to understand how energy rating tool metrics are utilised, and how the new and existing home buyer and leasing market can be engaged by these or other metrics.

Publications related to this project

CRCLCL Project Reports

This report and eight associated working papers are a deliverable for the Project RP3016: ‘Enhancing the market for low-carbon homes at point of sale and lease’ funded by the CRC for Low Carbon Living. This project is publicly known as the EnergyFit Homes Project: empowering consumers to...

CRCLCL Presentations

Participants Annual Forum 2015 - Day 1

RP3016 The EnergyFit Homes Initiative: Empowering consumers

Stephen White, CSIRO Energy for Buildings Manager

CRCLCL Presentations

Participant Annual Forum 2014 - CRCLCL Exemplar 3: Influencing Low Carbon Choices at Point of Sale

Dr Nina Hall, Social Scientist in the Adaptive Social and Economic Systems Program, CSIRO 
Cecille Weldon, Head of Sustainable Real Estate, LJ Hooker


CRCLCL Project Posters

Research Snapshot A3 size poster from Participants Annual Forum 2014

CRCLCL Project Posters

Student Poster - Participants Annual Forum 2014, Liz Locksley - Size A2