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PhD Scholarship Available - Integrated Carbon Metrics

The CRC for Low Carbon Living offers a PhD scholarship embedded in theIntegrated Carbon Metrics Project. The project aims to develop and improve methods and tools for the analysis of indirect carbon flows in Australia with focus on the built environment, including a comprehensive database of embodied carbon life cycle inventory (LCI) data for building products and materials. Results will be metrics and decision support tools for building designers, manufacturers, planners and developers.

The PhD position is available within the Melbourne School of Design at The University of Melbourne. The focus of the research is on understanding the needs and expectations of industry and users in the development of low carbon buildings and precincts and the implementation and use of tools for informing the design and analysis of these buildings and precincts. The PhD researcher will work closely with industry partners to develop a detailed understanding of industry needs and user expectations in the design and development of low carbon buildings and precincts. This knowledge will be used to inform and direct the development of software tools for modelling carbon emissions associated with the built environment.

The ideal candidate will have a strong tertiary qualification in architecture, engineering, construction, sustainability assessment or a related field.

The scholarship offers an annual tax free stipend of $30,000 for three years.

Supervisor: Dr Robert Crawford

Please submit your expression of interest by 31 August 2014. Contact and further details are given in the full scholarship description.