Climate Change Impacts on Housing Energy Consumption and its Adaptation Pathways
Australian household energy consumption contributes about 13 % to the total national greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and thus, to climate change. At the same time, climate change will in turn impact the total energy consumption and GHG emissions from the residential sector. This study investigated the potential impact of climate change on the total energy consumption and related GHG emissions of housing in Brisbane, Australia (a heating and cooling balanced climate region) and identified potential pathways for existing and new residential buildings to adapt to climate change by simulations in terms of the resilience to maintain the level same as or less than the current level of total energy consumption and GHG emissions.
KeywordsHousehold energy consumption Climate change Adaptation pathways
This research was funded by CSIRO Climate Adaptation Flagship.
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