Dr Matthew Daly is an Associate Research Fellow at the University of Wollongong’s Sustainable Building Research Centre. Matt has worked on a number of government funded projects examining energy efficiency in the residential housing sector, including decision-making in new build apartment construction, barriers and incentives for energy efficiency in the rental sector, and the performance of the residential sustainability scorecard in NSW.
Matt previously worked as a Senior Research Consultant with the Institute for Sustainable Futures, UTS, as well as over 10 years as a environment, sustainability and design consultant in the private sector. Major projects included two research projects exploring barriers and opportunities for collaborative housing for older Australians, and an analysis of retrofit decisions of households in Western Sydney in response to heat events.
Matt holds a B. Eng (Environmental) (Hons I) from the University of Wollongong and a PhD in Sustainable Futures from the University of Technology Sydney. Matt’s PhD research explored the impact of living in intentionally sustainable housing communities, such as ecovillages and cohousing communities, on household consumption practices, as well as considering pathways for wider impact from activities within this innovative niche.