Dr Trivess Moore

Trivess Moore is a Research Fellow at RMIT University working in the School of Global, Urban and Social Studies and the School of Property, Construction and Project Management.

Trivess has been at RMIT University since 2006 when he joined the former Centre for Design. He has a strong research interest in energy efficiency, renewable energies, the built environment and transitioning to a low carbon future. He completed his PhD studies in 2012. He is also a listed media expert at RMIT University.

Currently Trivess is working on a number of projects which are based upon monitoring and evaluating sustainable housing and compact cities more broadly. Trivess has also worked on the ARC funded projects ‘Carbon Neutral Communities and Lifetime Affordable Housing in Australia’.

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Sustainable built environment, Socio-technical transitions, Low carbon cities/buildings, Post-occupancy evaluations, Building monitoring.

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Buildings and precincts adapted for future climate change

User perspectives in purpose built low energy housing

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Implementing Sustainability in the Built Environment

An analysis of the role and effectiveness of the building and planning system in delivering sustainable cities.

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Lifetime Affordable and Tenable City Housing

Research into homebuyer decision making and lived experience of households.

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Sustainable cities? Australia’s building and planning rules stand in the way of getting there

Australia’s building and land-use policy settings fall well short of what’s needed to make meaningful progress toward creating sustainable cities.

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Poor policies block green housing goals: study

Australian states are failing to deliver sustainable housing because of poor building and land-use planning policies, and a lack of enforceable standards, according to a new RMIT University report

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Low-energy homes don’t just save money, they improve lives

Household energy use is a significant contributor to global carbon emissions. International policy is firmly moving towards technology-rich, low- and near-zero-energy homes.

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Thinking about a sustainable retrofit? Here are three things to consider

Sitting at home in the summer heat, your mind may start to wander to that fancy new air conditioner. But when it comes to making your house comfortable and sustainable, prevention is better than cure.

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Sustainable housing’s expensive, right? Not when you look at the whole equation

Sustainable housing can also have important benefits for some of the most vulnerable members of our community, as the report released this week shows.

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Green homes offer financial relief for vulnerable families: study

New research by RMIT urban experts on low-carbon housing in Horsham has found that households could be better off by A$1,000 per year and boost their health and living conditions.

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Horsham Catalyst Research and Evaluation Final Report

This study led by RMIT's Centre for Urban Research and funded by the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services, investigates the economic, social and environmental performance of low-carbon houses in comparison with 'standard' residences in Horsham, Victoria.

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Dwelling performance and adaptive summer comfort in low-income Australian households

This paper aims to address these gaps, reporting on a study combining in-home temperature monitoring and qualitative interviews with householders.

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Utilising Mixed Methods Research to Inform Low-carbon Social Housing Performance Policy

Moore, T, Strengers, Y and Maller, C 2016, 'Utilising mixed methods research to inform low-carbon social housing performance policy', Urban Policy and Research, vol. 34, no. 3, pp. 240-255.

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Influencing urban development through government demonstration projects

Moore, T and Higgins, D 2016, 'Influencing urban development through government demonstration projects', Cities, vol. 56, pp. 9-15.

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What gives to keep that price point? High-density residential developments

David Higgins, Dr Trivess Moore

High-density living is now widely accepted in the built environment. At the apartment entry price-point, space and place appear to be the key considerations, with limited attention to a building’s social, physical and environmental features.

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Lifecycle costing sensitivities for zero energy housing in Melbourne, Australia

Moore, T and Morrissey, J 2014, 'Lifecycle costing sensitivities for zero energy housing in Melbourne, Australia', Energy and Buildings, vol. 79, pp. 1-11.

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