In 2017, the CRCLCL successfully responded to a tender from the Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) in the NSW government to lead their new Energy Efficiency Decision Making Node as part of their research programme. The OEH and the CRCLCL have both contributed resources to fund a number of projects which the CRCLCL in turn commissions from its partners and administers for the OEH.
For this project the focus is on the fact that decisions made on options to meet or exceed the minimum BASIX requirements in new builds generally occur during the design-construction process by builders and supply chain actors, rather than by home buyers. This decision-making process is complex and can be influenced by a range of factors. There is a need to understand the factors that could drive positive outcomes and prevent negative outcomes throughout the building process and the key actors/influencers in the process for different market segments.
The aim of this project is to understand the complex decision-making process of builders, and key actors that interact with or influence builders to meet or exceed the minimum BASIX requirements, while designing and building new homes. We aim to use this knowledge to find and test intervention points, which could influence builders to adopt low carbon building practices.