Hector’s research can be categorised in the intersection of energy justice, sustainable housing and low carbon retrofit.
As part of the Housing Energy Efficient Transitions team hosted by RMIT university, Hector is working in an industry applied PhD research project that aims to facilitate equal access to energy efficient technologies to vulnerable households.
He is currently analysing the supply side of low carbon retrofit in Melbourne and the UK by researching the role of different actors in the transition to an equitable low carbon future for all households.
The project aims to bring new qualitative knowledge in the way the low carbon retrofit industry works in Melbourne and to inform governmental policies in the future.
Previously, Hector has worked in Environmental and social research projects in Mexico, Peru, Guatemala and Australia.
Academically he has focused in the social sciences, business and sustainability. His research is supported by the Australian Research Council (ARC), the Housing Energy Efficiency Transitions project (HEET), and the Australian Housing and Research Institute (AHURI).