[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DP180102019]
Researchers A/Prof Veronica Soebarto; Prof Dino Pisaniello; Dr Alana Hansen; Adj/Prof Terence Williamson; A/Prof Jian Zuo; Prof Renuka Visvanathan; Dr Joost van Hoof
Brief description This project aims to develop strategies to improve the thermal environment of housing for older Australians based on systematic investigations of the links between weather, thermal comfort, energy use, and well-being. The project will produce evidence-based guidelines and a framework about planning/design issues and operational/behavioural aspects to support older people living independently. Improved thermal conditions will lead to better quality of life, reduce the need for institutional care and reduce public health costs. They will also provide environmental benefits through reduced energy use and carbon emissions.
Funding Amount $413,298
Funding Scheme Discovery Projects