As the CRCLCL approaches completion, the Centre has begun a campaign to showcase its achievements at mainstream events giving Australians the opportunity to engage with the results of seven years of continuous research.
Beginning with three major industry events in Sydney, the CRCLCL will then roll out a series of state wide Expo’s across the country.
This week, the CRCLCL will take part in Sydney Build, the leading construction and design expo for NSW that attracts over 15,000 attendees and is staged in major cities around the world. The CRCLCL’s CEO, Professor Deo Prasad, and researcher Dr Josh Byrne, will present with over 150 experts as part of the expo’s Sustainability Summit and the Centre will showcase its research as one of the event’s 250 exhibitors.
“With only four months until the CRCLCL’s funding is complete we are focusing on ‘mainstreaming’ our substantial body of research and taking it to a broader audience,” said Professor Prasad. “We want Australian’s to see how our research has progressed low carbon living across all aspects of urban life,” said Professor Prasad.
Dr Byrne, best known for his role as the WA presenter on ABC TV’s Gardening Australia, will discuss his zero emissions home, Josh’s House, one of the CRCLCL’s 16 ‘living laboratories’ that provide a testing ground to evaluate low carbon living solutions. Professor Prasad will give the audience an overview of how the CRCLCL is on track to reach its founding target of a 10 megatonne cumulative reduction in carbon emissions by 2020, as well as discussing a “whole life” approach to lowering carbon in Australian buildings.
The CRCLCL is also an Associate Partner of TRANSFORM the Green Building Council of Australia’s premier event on 19 – 20 May in Sydney. Professor Prasad will speak in the Making the Transition to Carbon Positive Workshop with Ian Dixon, Technical Director, GHD and the CRCLCL will exhibit its major research outcomes.
Finally, the CRCLCL is a major sponsor of the Property Council of Australia’s inaugural Future Cities Summit on 24 May in Sydney. The dynamic one-day event will explore the ongoing theme of creating great places and thriving cities for people.
Nationally, the CRCLCL will stage Expo’s in NSW, Adelaide, Perth and Melbourne during May. More details on these events will be published shortly.