Research


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Victorians' Perceptions of Climate Change

The Climate Change Social Research was conducted on behalf of Sustainability Victoria by Wallis Research, a Victorian-based research company with a strong reputation for expertise in conducting social and government research.

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2017 National Litter Index

The Keep Australia Beautiful National Litter Index (NLI) is a national measure of the presence of litter across the country.

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Engaging communities on waste

Sustainability Victoria worked with CSIRO on a social research project to understand community perceptions and expectations of the waste and resource recovery sector. The research identified several factors that are important to building community trust and acceptance of the sector, otherwise known as a ‘social licence to operate’.

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Household Retrofit Trials

Sustainability Victoria conducts trials to test the effectiveness of measures that can be taken by householders to modify – or retrofit – existing appliances or circumstances to improve their energy effiency.

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Waste flows in the commercial and industrial sector

Waste flows in the Victorian commercial and industrial sector contains detailed data on the waste stream at commercial and industrial (C&I) businesses in Victoria.

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Research Publications

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Household Food Waste Social Research

This research identifies baseline measurements of beliefs, attitudes and behaviours around food waste in Victorian households. The research findings are used to inform the Victorian Government's Love Food Hate Waste campaign.

Mid Tier Office Building Report

Mid-tier Offices Investment Performance Study

Sustainability Victoria commissionned Savills to complete a research project to better understand how the mid-tier market performs in relation to financial investment and environmental performance. The research was funded by the Commonwealth Government.

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Energy Efficient Office Buildings

This report summarises the findings of SV’s Energy Efficient Office Buildings (EEOB) program, which was designed to assist owners of mid-tier commercial office buildings to reduce costs and environmental impacts via improved energy efficiency.

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Energy Efficient Office Buildings - Next wave summary

This study was commissioned by Sustainability Victoria to deliver a greater understanding of the size and impact of lower-grade commercial office buildings across Victoria.

Cover - EEOB The Next Wave Report 2013

Energy Efficient Office Buildings - The next wave

This study was commissioned by Sustainability Victoria to deliver a greater understanding of the size and impact of lower-grade commercial office buildings across Victoria.

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Victorian Local Government Annual Waste Services Report 2015-16

The Victorian Local Government Annual Waste Services Report outlines the tonnages, costs, trends and diversion rates for councils' waste and recycling services.

Optimising Kerbside Collection - Supporting evidence and analysis

This report provides the key supporting evidence and analysis to validate the benefits described in Sustainability Victoria’s Optimising Kerbside Collection System – A Framework for Greater Consistency in Kerbside Recycling in Victoria.