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Senior Lecturer, School of Property, Construction and Project Management, RMIT University

Trivess has worked at RMIT University since 2006 and is currently based in the Sustainable Building Innovation Laboratory (SBiLab) in the School of Property. Construction and Project Management. He has a strong research interest in sustainable housing, energy poverty, housing policy and transitioning to a low carbon future. Trivess is currently working on a range of research projects exploring the predicted and actual performance of sustainable buildings, including affordability and liveability implications, as well as teaching about sustainable buildings. Trivess is a trustee of the Fuel Poverty Research Network.


  • 2020–present
    Senior lecturer, RMIT University


  • 2012 
    RMIT University, PhD
  • 2006 
    Deakin University, Bachelor of Science (Environment) (Honours)


  • 2012
    Size Matters: House size and thermal efficiency as policy strategies to reduce net emissions of new developments, Energy Policy
  • 2011
    Affordable passive solar design in a temperate climate: An experiment in residential building orientation, Renewable Energy