Seeking households for Warm as Toast project

Do you have some form of central heating or reverse cycle air conditioning at home? If so, please consider being part of a University of Wollongong research project called Warm as toast? Home heating and energy use in the Illawarra. We seek households who are willing to discuss their home heating practices and energy use, and have their household electricity measured over approximately three months over winter 2014.

We are a team of researchers from engineering, human geography, marketing, accounting and supply chain management. We look at home heating energy use from a holistic approach and seek to identify ways to reduce energy use from home heating.

As well as academic research outputs, this research with householders will inform a workshop attended by a range of industry, policy, government and research professionals interested in residential heating and associated energy use.

If you are interested in knowing more, please contact Kate Roggeveen on 4221 3156 or at or Lesley Head on 4221 3124.

Thank you on behalf of our research team (Kate Roggeveen, Lesley Head, Gordon Waitt, Paul Cooper, Michael Tibbs, Alan Pomering, Matthew Pepper, Natascha Klocker, Corinne Cortese, Eliza de Vet, Katrina Skellern and Weiliang Zhao).

Kate Roggeveen is an Associate Research Fellow at the Australian Centre for Cultural Environmental Research. You can follow Kate on Twitter @KateRoggeveen.

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