This project aims to understand the complex decision-making process of builders and developers, and key actors that interact with or influence builders to meet or exceed the minimum BASIX requirements while designing and building new homes, and to use the knowledge to identify intervention options, which could influence builders and developers to adopt low carbon building practices.

Project description

Project activities include:

  • Identifying key market segments.
  • Conducting case studies across each market segment.
  • Mapping decision-making processes and key influencers throughout the building process.
  • Identifying barriers, drivers, norms and opportunities.
  • Generating insights for potential interventions.

Expected project outcomes include:

  • The characteristics and attributes of key market segments across the residential building sector from design to construction.
  • The factors that drive decisions to achieve or exceed BASIX requirements throughout the building process, and the opportunities and effective decision points for interventions.
  • The intervention options that will encourage all relevant actors to exceed BASIX requirements and remove any barriers to achieving minimum standards.

This project is funded by the OEH Energy Efficiency Decision-Making Node (EEDMN), which is a partnership between the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) and CRC for Low Carbon Living (CRC LCL). Partner organisations of the EEDMN include UNSW, CSIRO and University of Wollongong. UNSW plays a leadership role in the EEDMN BASIX project.

Project participants

Lan Ding, Komali Yenneti, William Craft, Edgar LiuRiccardo Paolini

Contact person

Lan Ding