Sustainability research

Use our research to help design your sustainability programs.

Solar panels on cottage roof

Connecting comfort to energy efficiency and sustainability

Comfort is the leading driver and motivator for households in the home purchase and home renovation market. This research shows how comfort can be leveraged to drive positive behaviours and meet program targets.

Connecting comfort to energy efficiency and sustainability (PDF 6.4MB)
Authored by Instinct and Reason. Commissioned by the Office of Environment and Heritage.

Sustainable households – survey of homeowners

This research looks at the experiences, behaviours and motivations of householders wanting to lower their energy use, reduce running costs and adopt sustainable practices.

Sustainable households - survey of homeowners (PDF 4.5MB)
Authored by Instinct and Reason. Commissioned by the Office of Environment and Heritage.

Sustainable households – survey of tradespeople

Research that gives insight into what tradespeople currently know about sustainability and how to reach them with information that will fill any knowledge gaps.

Sustainable households - survey of tradespeople (PDF 2.2MB)
Authored by Instinct and Reason. Commissioned by the Office of Environment and Heritage.

Who Cares about the Environment?

Every three years since 1994, the Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) has conducted a survey of the NSW community and discussion groups to track trends in the public’s environmental views, priorities, knowledge and actions.

Read the most recent and previous Who Cares about the Environment? reports.