Energy Efficiency Economics & Markets

Residential Heating and Cooling Performance Improvement Benefit Cost Analysis

Client: Department for Transport, Energy and Infrastructure, South Australia

EnergyConsult conducted a detailed analysis of the private and non-private costs and benefits associated with improving the energy efficiency of residential heating and cooling systems in South Australia. The assessment considered several scenarios involving the installation of thermal improvements (insulation, zoning, etc.) and technology efficiency measures (increased efficiency, ducting insulation, etc.) when householders installed cooling or heating equipment. EnergyConsult designed the house and appliance stock and CBA model, assessed the energy impacts via Accurate modelling of potential building improvements, researched and modelled efficiencies of appliance improvements and appliance stock turnover and prepared the project report.