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Mammoth efforts are being put into tools and materials to optimise the design and development of high-performance buildings, but new research out of the CRC for Low Carbon Living has revealed these resources are underutilised. Read the full article in The Fifth Estate here
CRC for Low Carbon Living researcher and high-rise expert Dr Philip Oldfield was interviewed by UNSW Magazine about the rise of wooden skyscrapers. Aided by breakthroughs in the manufacture of materials, and a push for sustainable urban living, wooden towers have emerged at the cutting edge of community-friendly architecture. Read the full article here
Eighty Blue Mountains businesses have adopted low-carbon practices thanks to a CRC for Low Carbon Living project due to be rolled out across Australia this month.
Three times as many people die from heat-related deaths in Sydney’s west than its east during extreme temperature events, according to new research from the CRCLCL, University of NSW and Sydney Water. But the installation of more public fountains, ponds and mist could decrease extreme temperatures and reduce heat-related deaths by 50 per cent. Read more here
Research led by UNSW and Sydney Water shows that western Sydney's summer temperatures can be significantly reduced and mortality rates halved by combining water technology, cool materials and greenery.
'Collaborating for Cooler Cities', Sourceable, 23 November 2017
It’s crucial that future urban developments have solid strategies to help cool cities, making use of ongoing research and statistics.