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Retrofitting existing housing: what is beyond energy reduction goals?


Tan, T and Dewsbury, M and Watson, P, Retrofitting existing housing: what is beyond energy reduction goals?, Proceedings of the 2022 AIRAH Conference, 12 October 2021, Brisbane, pp. 1-23. (2021) [Plenary Presentation]

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Retrofitting existing housing needs to consider issues beyond energy efficiency and include other occupant concerns including aging in place (for an aging population), health and wellbeing, and increasingly, also, working productively in their homes. A research project by University of Tasmania is examining retrofitting for health, wellbeing, and liveability. As part of this several national and international sustainability housing and retrofit tools have been reviewed to understand their applicability for potential adaptation in Australia. The paper finds that a more holistic approach that includes strategies other than just energy related ones to inform retrofit decisions is imperative to address our multi-faceted environmentally sustainable housing challenges

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Item Type:Plenary Presentation
Keywords:energy efficiency, retrofit, green rating tools
Research Division:Built Environment and Design
Research Group:Architecture
Research Field:Architectural science and technology
Objective Division:Construction
Objective Group:Construction design
Objective Field:Residential construction design
UTAS Author:Tan, T (Mr Jack Soo Kang Tan)
UTAS Author:Dewsbury, M (Dr Mark Dewsbury)
UTAS Author:Watson, P (Dr Phillipa Watson)
ID Code:155198
Year Published:2021
Deposited By:Architecture and Design
Deposited On:2023-02-02
Last Modified:2023-02-02

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