Research and reality TV helping consumers create sustainable homes

RACE for 2030

Many Australians live in homes that are uncomfortable, unhealthy, and have high energy costs and carbon emissions. But the task of creating a more energy efficient home can be confusing. Cue ‘Renovate or Rebuild’, an Australian lifestyle and reality television show that aims to stimulate the nation’s sustainable housing market. The series was the top-rated TV show on Channel 9Life for Monday broadcast, reaching between 300,000 and 500,000 viewers per episode, with a reach of over 3.2 million views across the eight episodes.

The latest RACE for 2030 Cooperative Research Centre report, authored by national science agency CSIRO, in partnership with the NSW Government and Sustainability Victoria: ‘Renovate or Rebuild’ full series evaluation demonstrated a positive reception for the sustainability and energy efficiency themes, and a thirst f

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