May 18, 2023
The RACE for 2030 Cooperative Research Centre (RACE for 2030) commissioned this Opportunity Assessment on Enhancing home thermal efficiency (Research Theme H2), to identify priority research areas to accelerate the adoption of home thermal efficiency. It was conducted through a combination of desktop research (systematic review of Australian and international literature), consultations with key stakeholders and Industry Reference Groups (IRG), and modelling of various home thermal efficiency retrofit scenarios. This research assessed the technologies and policy instruments which improve energy efficiency and thermal performance of homes, with a focus on low-cost solutions for existing homes. Findings from discussions with the IRG were followed through detailed review of literature, industry practices and modelling multiple retrofit scenarios.