Energy Efficiency Economics & Markets

Options for the Uptake of Low Emissions Hot Water Systems in Class 1 and 2 Buildings

Client: Victorian Department of Sustainability and Environment

An analysis of the Victorian hot water system (HWS) market was undertaken by EnergyConsult which examined the penetration of different types of HWS technologies into the different residential property segments, the factors influencing the choice of technologies, installed costs and decision makers. The relative energy efficiency and greenhouse emissions from different technologies were determined and compared, and options for increase the uptake of low emission HWS were explored and modelled.