National heritage and sustainability project: residential buildings

The research project has received considerable national and international attention since it was first commissioned in 2009.

The project has received support from the Heritage Chairs and Officials of Australia and New Zealand (HCOANZ), and has been adopted as a Cooperative National Heritage Agenda project by the Environment Protection and Heritage Council (EPHC). The research findings indicate opportunities and challenges in retrofitting heritage residential buildings for climate change. The success of the project has led to a second project now commencing (2010) involving heritage commercial buildings.


Start By 1 September 2010
Completed By 1 September 2011
Funding Government Tender,
Heritage Victoria, EPHC, HCOANZ.

Researcher(s) Ralph Horne, Usha Iyer-Raniga, James Wong, Deepak Sivaraman
Program Sustainable Urban and Regional Futures
Location(s) Melbourne – Australia