Research hubs

Research hubs are one of the ways we partner and collaborate with universities, research centres and other scientific organisations.

The Energy Efficiency Research Hub

Solar panels at DeBortoli Wines, Griffith, NSW

The Energy Efficiency Research Hub is a collaboration between the Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH), NSW universities and research institutions, which maximises co-investment in priority research topics.

The Hub will draw on academic resources and funding to conduct, collect and disseminate energy efficiency research.

The Hub is designed to deliver NSW specific research, which identifies new greenhouse gas emissions reduction and energy saving opportunities. The NSW Government has currently invested $600,000 to fund new energy and resource efficiency research over the next two years.

An evidence base

OEH recognises that a strong evidence base is needed to assess the impact of energy efficiency policies and programs in NSW. Any research commissioned by the Hub is tied to NSW Government operational and policy priorities, including OEH strategic knowledge needs.

Energy Efficiency Decision Making Node

Led by the Cooperative Research Centre for Low Carbon Living, this node will focus on decision making of New South Wales consumers and suppliers about energy efficiency. This node is a consortium that includes the University of Wollongong, University of New South Wales and CSIRO.


Sign up for the Hub’s upcoming bi-monthly newsletter, which covers the latest research outcomes of the Hub.

NSW Adaptation Research Hub

The NSW Climate Adaptation Research Hub is a 5-year research collaboration between OEH and research institutions on climate change and adaptation science.

Phase one of the Hub includes three key research nodes that address these key priority research areas:

  • Biodiversity
  • Coastal Processes and Responses
  • Adaptive Communities

The node hosts include UNSW, UTS, Macquarie University, the Sydney Institute of Marine Science and the CSIRO.

They collaborate with OEH to study the impacts of climate change in NSW and develop potential adaptation responses; including strategies for coastal communities to adapt to sea level rise, pilot plans to respond to heatwaves and improve the resilience of the built environment through urban green cover.

A fourth research node is being established to investigate human health and social impacts.

Newsletter and more information

For more information about the Hub and to sign up for the hub’s quarterly newsletter visit Adaptation Research Hub.

The newsletter covers the latest research outcomes and general climate change adaptation news from across NSW.