How we approach research
We use a range of forward thinking tools and approaches to address our clients' research questions and help them move towards sustainability solutions.
By drawing on a range of methods and tools from different disciplines, our researchers create practical and useful outcomes that can be adapted to a range of situations by government, community and corporate organisations. One of our key strengths is the ability to apply existing methodologies to new areas.
|Transdisciplinarity is the foundation of our research. We seek to improve the situation; co-produce and make available new knowledge across domains, targeting many different audiences; and design mutual and transformative learning experiences into the process of our projects. This unique approach has emerged from and been tested in our own ‘learning by doing’ crucibles – we now know firsthand the underlying principles that are crucial in achieving desirable, meaningful and lasting change.|
|We are experts in evaluating energy and water savings which are achieved by households and businesses as a result of government energy and water saving programs. In particular, we have extensive experience in detailed, large-scale statistical modelling. We conduct cost benefit analyses of water and energy program and develop integrated supply models for urban water.|
|Monitoring and evaluation (M&E) is an integral part of much of our work. We use it to assess progress towards sustainability, to measure project or program efficiency and effectiveness, and to provide opportunities to learn and to better practice. Our extensive skills in a breadth of research methods means we can custom design monitoring and evaluation approaches to suit the need.|