With active household participation in surveys
Capturing data about energy, water, indoor and outdoor conditions and gas – learning useful information about energy use
Delivered to ARENA, generating insights on the change in energy use
Testing the commercial viability, as well as the energy consumption, emissions, cost of living and urban heat island impacts, of the use of renewable thermal energy heat pumps in Australia.
The Fairwater Living Laboratory project aims to assess the performance of renewable thermal energy heat pumps in the Australian context. The key outcomes associated with the project will be:
The Fairwater Living Laboratory project aims to assess the performance of renewable thermal energy heat pumps in the Australian context. A first in Australia, Frasers Property installed this technology into homes at their Fairwater development in Blacktown NSW. Specifically, the study is testing whether the technology reduces local peak demand (especially during hot summer days); is commercially viable; reduces energy consumption, emissions, and the cost of living for residents, and reduces urban heat island impacts.
Now in the final year of the study, preliminary results are delivering insights into the use of the technology. During the final year, a knowledge sharing plan has been developed to share findings broadly.