Research reports

Research we have conducted or commissioned into recycling, reducing waste, energy efficiency and reducing emissions.

The Victorian Healthy Homes Program Research findings
Prepared by: Sustainability Victoria and University of Technology Sydney
Prepared for: Sustainability Victoria
First published: September 2022
The Victorian Healthy Homes Program was a randomised controlled trial designed to measure the impact of an energy efficiency and thermal comfort home upgrade on temperature, energy use, health and quality of life.
Assessment of Victoria's Biogas Potential
Prepared by: Enea Consulting
Prepared for: Sustainability Victoria
First published: December 2021
A report evaluating funding and investigating the landscape for future investment in anaerobic digestion in Victoria.
Victorian photovoltaic panel systems material flow analysis
Prepared by: Randell Environmental Consulting
Prepared for: Sustainability Victoria and Solar Victoria
First published: December 2021
A report providing a material flow analysis for e-waste generated by Victorian photovoltaic panel (PV) systems.
Government Measures and Interventions for Biogas
Prepared by: Enea Consulting
Prepared for: Sustainability Victoria
First published: December 2021
A report investigating global measures and intervention strategies that facilitate anaerobic digestion infrastructure development and provide recommendations for Victoria.
Recycling Victoria Kerbside Education and Behaviour Change Research
Prepared by: Kantar Public Australia
Prepared for: Sustainability Victoria
First published: March 2021
Research into Victorians' knowledge and behaviours around household recycling, to inform education and behaviour change campaigns.
Health impacts of climate change
Prepared by: Sustainability Victoria
Prepared for: Sustainability Victoria
First published: November 2020
While Victoria’s health services and health workers are already seeing the impacts of climate change in the community, qualitative research conducted by Sustainability Victoria indicates very low public awareness about the link between health and climate change.
Victorians' perceptions of climate change
Prepared by: Sustainability Victoria
Prepared for: Sustainability Victoria
First published: November 2017
The majority of Victorians are optimistic about making a positive difference on climate change and are willing to play their part.
Household retrofit trials
Prepared by: Sustainability Victoria
Prepared for: Sustainability Victoria
First published: December 2015
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 efficiency.
Recycled products in pavement construction
Prepared by: NetBalance, Sustainability Victoria, the Municipal Association of Victoria and VicRoads
Prepared for: Victorian local councils
First published: September 2015
A business case for councils and industry to use local recycled content in pavement construction demonstrates competitiveness as a supplement to traditional quarry materials based on quality, price and availability.