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Community Resilience and Good Ageing: Doing Better in Bad Times

This two-year research programme funded by the Ministry for Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) seeks to optimise outcomes for communities and older people in the context of adverse, natural events by integrating models of Positive Ageing with models of Community Resilience. It addresses two unavoidable realities: NZ’s ageing population and its unique exposure to seismic and extreme w...

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Building Energy End-use Study

CRESA are part of a multi-disciplinary team led by BRANZ Ltd and also including Energy Solutions Ltd, the Centre for Building Performance Research at Victoria University of Wellington, John Jowett, and CRL Energy Ltd, who are undertaking research for the Building Energy End-use Study (BEES). The BEES programme is designed to provide a greater understanding of the how, why, where and when of ...

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Bay of Plenty Regional Council’s Low Income Incentive Package

The Bay of Plenty Regional Council wants to establish the options and costs of packages that would incentivise low-income households to substitute non-compliant heating with clean heat appliances. The goal of those packages is to increase the take-up of clean-heat conversions among low income households and, thereby, reduce fine particulates in the Rotorua Urban Airshed within the limits of the...

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Ageing in Place: Empowering housing decisions as we age

We all want to have a positive experience of ageing, to be valued and to live our lives in the places to which we are attached. Too often ageing leads to being displaced, moving from our homes and communities. Funded by the Ministry of Science and Innovation (MSI), this research explores how older people’s houses can be better maintained so people have more choices about their housing as they g...

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