Making your home HomeSmart: A homeowner manual

Lois Easton, Andrea Blackmore. The Homeowner Manual pulls together information and advice for homeowners on how to get the best performance from their home. It covers both renovating for improved […]

HomeSmart Renovations: Householder actions and responses to dwelling performance

Kay Saville-Smith, Ruth Fraser, Nikki Buckett, Michael Camilleri. This report presents self-reported and monitored data from householders participating in the HomeSmart Renovations Project. It describes the profile of those householders, […]

Policy options for sustainable homes A resource manual for local government

Megan Howell, Damon Birchfield. This Resource Manual sets out to assist councils to understand the need for sustainable homes, define what makes a sustainable home, establish the basis for action, […]

HomeSmart Renovations Phase Two report: Progress of pilot

Lois Easton. This report documents Phase Two of the HomeSmart Renovations project. This phase covers all activities from the launch of the pilot to the completion of the Renovation Plans […]

HomeSmart Renovations: Early data from the homeowner interviews

Kay Saville-Smith. This report presents data from a set of householders interviewed at least a month after the receipt of their HomeSmart Renovation Plan. It considers the profile of those […]

Best practice policy approaches to encourage sustainable residential building and retrofitting: Evaluation and shortlist of initiatives

Megan Howell, Damon Birchfield. This working paper presents research to develop and apply a set of evaluation criteria for reducing the long list of initiatives identified in phase 1 of […]

HomeSmart Renovations Phase One report: Development of procedures and establishing the pilot

Lois Easton, June Gibbons, Marta Karlik-Neale, Verney Ryan, Kay Saville Smith. This report documents Phase One of the HomeSmart Renovation project, covering all activities up to the launch of the […]

Assessing the viability of financial incentives for sustainable housing initiatives

Julia de Blaauw, Dan McGregor (Ascari Partners). This report explores the viability of financial incentives that could be offered by local government authorities in order to encourage sustainable housing initiatives […]

Best practice policy approaches to encourage sustainable residential building and renovation: Survey and literature review results

Megan Howell, Damon Birchfield. This report documents the findings of the first stage of research to identify existing successful policy approaches and the preferred provisions to be modelled as part […]