2016, December: Analysis of three models on air infiltration for residential building energy simulation
The majority of residential buildings worldwide are ventilated through natural ventilation, infiltration and exhaust fans. Up to 30% of space […]
2016, December: What is being built?
The following graphs show the distribution of ratings by state for new Class 1 dwellings rated between 1 January 2015 […]
2017, July: Thermal resistance of waffle pod slabs
Dr Dong Chen has investigated the Thermal Resistance of Waffle Pod Slabs – Pods with Air Cavities to identify the […]
2017, July: Retrofits vs behaviour change – investigation wins best paper
Two of the CSIRO Energy Rating team, Melissa James and Michael Ambrose won the Best Paper Award at the International […]
2017, July: What is being built?
We’ve compiled data from houses rated in the past year using AccuRate and BERSpro to illustrate the insulation levels used […]
2018, March: Impact analysis of thermal comfort on residential energy use
By Zhengen Ren and Dong Chen Our warming climate increases the challenge for building designers to provide thermal comfort at […]
2018, March: A design tool for off-grid housing in Australia
By Zhengen Ren, WanYee Chan, Dong Chen and Phillip Paevere Over the past 16 years in Australia, electricity prices for […]
2016, June: What is being designed?
With the Certificate data stored in the Hstar portal, CSIRO is able to extract building data to understand what is […]
2016, June: Measuring buildings – Air-tightness of new house construction
How well houses are sealed against air leakage can have a significant impact on their energy efficiency. Until now, little […]