Research

Over recent years a number of research projects have been funded by the Australian Government which has contributed to the on-going improvement of NatHERS. The reports from these projects have been released to show the extent of this work and to contribute to the greater understanding about the Scheme. Reports from future research will be added to this site as they become available. Browse the publications below or use the menu to find specific publications.

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AccuRate Sustainability: Greenhouse Performance Module Research

BRANZ and Edge Environment Pty Ltd - 2010

The goal of the project was to combine the research modules for energy and GGE from water heating, space conditioning and lighting for ranking of residential buildings for their environmental impacts from energy consumption for fixed appliances in a consistent manner for Australia and for implementation into the software development project AccuRate Sustainability.

Disclaimer: This research document has not been produced in a web accessibility format.

AccuRate Sustainability Tool: Department of Industry and Science's Fast Input Mechanism: Research Report

CSIRO Sustainable Ecosystems - 2009

The Department requested a proposal for the development of a Fast Input Mechanism to upgrade the data entry process for the current AccuRate Sustainability tool. The module allows the tool's data entry facility to improve the accuracy of the sustainability assessment data after using Fast Input Mechanism's input process. The Fast Input Mechanism covers basic design and construction features. This report describes the research and development work that was conducted.

Disclaimer: This research document has not been produced in a web accessibility format.

AccuRate Sustainability Tool: The Department of Industry and Science's Program Fast Input Mechanism: User Guide

CSIRO Sustainable Ecosystems - 2009

This user guide describes the software requirements and instructions for the Fast Input Mechanism system. It includes a descriptive list of the installed Fast Input Mechanisms directories; provides step-by-step instructions for creating an assessment of a typical Australian house; presents a hypothetical case study and illustrates how Fast Input Mechanism can be used to manage the assessment process. It also explains troubleshooting techniques to common errors that may be encountered while creating information maps.

Disclaimer: This research document has not been produced in a web accessibility format.

AccuRate: Feedback Mechanism User Guide

CSIRO Sustainable Ecosystems - 2009

The aim of the feedback mechanism is to provide AccuRate users with advice as to how they could improve the performance of their projects so they meet a predetermined target. This advice will take the form of recommendations, which are prioritised so the user will know which recommendations will have the largest impact on the performance rating. The guide will take the form of a tutorial format, starting from initialising the application through to generating the recommendations and then implementing the recommendations.

Disclaimer: This research document has not been produced in a web accessibility format.

Addition of a Hot-water Module to AccuRate

CSIRO Sustainable Ecosystems - 2009

The addition of a hot water module to AccuRate will help calculate the energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions of the hot-water system used in a house based on use inputs. This will allow home owners to determine the most appropriate actions to improve the environmental performance of a property. Details of the heater type, storage tank size and location, and solid fuel booster are some of the inputs required.

Disclaimer: This research document has not been produced in a web accessibility format.

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