Faculty Advisor

Higgins, Lorraine D.

Faculty Advisor

Ottmar, Erin R

Project Center

Melbourne, Australia


Global climate change caused by carbon emissions is an escalating problem. In Australia, the residential sector contributes significantly to the country’s carbon footprint. The goal of our project was to promote homeowner transition to an environmentally sustainable, all-electric home. Conducting expert and homeowner interviews and surveys, we identified benefits, technical elements, and perceived barriers to this transition. We then developed appropriate print and digital materials that city councils can use to reach residents and encourage transitioning throughout inner Melbourne.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

December 2016

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts

Advisor Department

Social Science and Policy Studies