RACE for Homes

Developing and applying new energy technologies and solutions for residential consumers.

Our Themes

Program Leader: David Hill David.Hill@racefor2030.com.au

Purpose of project

This Opportunity Assessment project looks to maximise the net benefits of rooftop solar for electricity consumers and the electricity grid by better matching the timing of active heating and cooling of homes to the output of rooftop solar, and to times of supply surplus and constraint

 

Impact of project

Expedite the participation of residential buildings in Australia in smart heating/cooling control to reduce electricity supply and consumer costs.

 

Project partners – industry and research

CSIRO, Zeppelin Bend, Powerlink, EEC, AIRAH, AREMA, Sunnovate, UTS, UNSW, UniSA, QUT

 

IRG members

EEC, AIRAH, AREMA, Powerlink, Sunovate, Seeley International, ZepBen, DPIE, Economic Development QLD, ASBEC, DISER, QUT, UTS, UniSA, CSIRO, UNSW

One Million Homes: Barriers to, opportunities from, and impacts of retrofitting one million+ homes

Purpose of project

Australian homes are very energy inefficient. Existing support programs are not highly scalable. One Million Homes aims to support a rapid scale-up scheme of energy efficiency retrofits for large-scale impact across Australia. The project will identify barriers, knowledge gaps, build capability and enhance existing industry and government schemes, by implementing energy efficiency retrofits in at least one million homes.

 

Impact of project

The outputs of this research will be used to inform the work of a coalition of organisations working to implement large-scale energy efficiency retrofits using a public-private financing model.

 

Project partners – industry and research

DPIE (NSW), DELWP (VIC), Energy Efficiency Council, Planet Ark Power, Australian Energy Foundation, Bank Australia, Impact Investment Group, Small Giants, BOOMPower, Sustainability Australia, Master Builders Association, Curtin University, UTS