Overarching Aim

To investigate how design & maintenance of public housing affects residents’ access to affordable and appropriate energy services that enhance their wellbeing while minimising emissions

Top 3 objectives

  1. Investigate value of small-scale renewable electricity micro-grid with on-site storage, for equitable & efficient energy sharing
  2. Investigate energy use, including energy related carbon footprint, of public housing residents
  3. Investigate performance and value of energy systems from residents’ perspective and their capacity to manage their energy needs

Strand Team


  1. A Wainuiomata Community Solar Microgrid: Management & Optimisation. Project lead Mark Apperley
  2. Electricity use in public housing: causes and consequences. Project lead Helen Viggers
  3. Solar Microgrid: End-user perspectives. Project lead Guy Penny