Practicalities of lowering energy consumption in nine residential projects

Stuart Taylor, a fourth year Victoria University architecture student, has recently joined the Studio for the duration of the 2010/2011 university summer holidays as part of the School of Victoria University Wellington's Architecture and Building Science Faculty Summer Scholars Grant.

As the recipient of this research scholarship, Stuart will research the practicalities of lowering energy consumption in new and existing residential projects. The overall purpose of Stuart's research will be to investigate the empirical impact of various measures to reduce energy consumption in newly built or renovated houses designed by the Studio.

Through Stuart's research we are looking forward to gaining a practical knowledge base which will assist design professionals make sustainable design decisions for new and renovated houses in the future.