Shoalhaven homeowners have been asked to assist in a research project investigating the energy performance and greenhouse gas emissions of their homes.
Shoalhaven City Council is teaming up with the University of NSW and the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage to help improve the NSW BASIX (Building Sustainability Index) Energy Assessment Tool for Low Carbon Dwellings.
The NSW BASIX Energy Assessment Tool is used to regulate energy use and greenhouse gas emissions of all new residential buildings in NSW.
It measures the energy performance of a house at the design phase against the energy performance of a home that has already been built.
The two-stage recruitment process includes registering your initial interest, followed by a home visit.
At the second stage, a research team member will then explain the project in further detail and assess the suitability of the home, as well as collecting initial data.
The project is open to any homeowner who is happy to have monitoring devices connected throughout their home, as well as having their energy data collected over a single year.
Participating homeowners receive a free analysis of their energy usage, as well as keeping the monitoring device for their own use.
If you are interested in the project, registrations are accepted on this website: http://www.surveys.unsw.edu.au/f/162395/8bbe/
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