15-16 April 2019 | Rydges South Bank

Join GEER Australia at the Improving Residential Energy Efficiency Conference 2019! in Brisbane, Australia!

The nexus between energy, health and wellbeing

15-16 April 2019 | Rydges South Bank

About IREE 2019


Understanding the role that energy efficiency plays in the health and wellbeing of Australians is a complex challenge which requires the combined efforts of government agencies, energy providers and energy users. The inaugural conference in 2017 marked the first of its kind in Australia where the primary focus was on improving energy efficiency in Australian households and homes. The conference reported the findings of research and practice from a wide range of academics and practitioners. The 2019 conference extends this knowledge by looking at the nexus between energy, health and wellbeing.


This conference will benefit numerous audiences including energy, health and community sector providers, state and national government agencies involved in energy regulation and policy, and researchers in energy efficiency in general. The aim is to share best practice outcomes, determined from research efforts, which may inform future actions around energy efficiency and wellbeing.

  • The role of energy policy in promoting domestic energy efficiency

  • Energy, ageing and health

  • Associations between energy use, health and wellbeing

  • Energy efficiency behaviour change approaches

  • Energy cultures

  • New ways of living with energy (e.g. off grid)

  • Smart Technologies and energy efficiency

  • Energy efficiency standards and labelling

  • The energy market and energy retailers

Interested in presenting?

Submissions open now!

The Improving Residential Energy Efficiency Conference 2019 (IREE) invites extended abstract submissions from both academics and industry/practitioners in the form of a research paper, conceptual paper, case study or opinion piece / critical viewpoint. Check out the 2019 conference themes below:

  • Urban development and energy efficiency

  • Housing standards and energy

  • Building design and energy efficiency

  • The energy supply chain

  • Culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities and energy consumption

  • Low income people and energy use

  • Thermal comfort

  • Innovative/new theories, methods and approaches to conducting energy research