Postgraduate Research Student Profiles

Marini Samaratunga

Modelling residential energy consumption behaviour

Marini Samaratunga’s thesis, “Modelling residential energy consumption behaviour”, focuses on establishing a model of residential energy consumption behaviour to inform sustainability assessments, dwelling design and policy. It identifies types of behaviour that contribute to actual energy consumption in dwellings, and their influential attributes. 

As well as the theoretical contributions of this model to the field of behaviour in Low Carbon Living (LCL), this research would inform sustainability assessment tools, sustainability policy, building designs and government educational programmes on LCL.

This research is part of a research project under Cooperative Research Centre for Low Carbon Living, titled ‘Validating and improving BASIX sustainability index tool in NSW’ and funded by CRC LCL scholarship.