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17 May 2018 - 4:02pm
The truth is out – Australian kids really do want to walk, cycle or scoot to school but most are driven by car according to new research funded by the CRC for Low Carbon Living (CRCLCL) and released on National Walk Safely to School Day.
Dr Jemma Green with Sir Richard Branson
20 April 2018 - 3:07pm
PhD graduate Jemma Green says her CRCLCL research was "instrumental' in developing Power Ledger, the peer-to-peer renewable energy trading platform she will pitch to Sir Richard Branson at his Necker Island retreat in October.
16 April 2018 - 9:24am
Our Education Leader Dr Mark Diesendorf has researcher 22 different scenarios for Australia transitioning to renewable energy. Read his piece in The Conversation.
4 April 2018 - 9:09am

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

School children in front of computer
27 March 2018 - 1:52pm
Australian school students are learning how to measure and reduce their school’s carbon footprint, saving schools almost $30,000 collectively on utility bills by using the ClimateClever Program.
13 March 2018 - 11:57am

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

Blue Mountains landscape
1 March 2018 - 4:07pm

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.

Builder on house roof
8 February 2018 - 9:01am
Australians could save up to $150 per household on energy bills annually if Building Code standards were tightened, according to a new report supported by the CRC for Low Carbon Living.
Man jumping in water
15 December 2017 - 11:41am

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

Children playing in water fountain
8 December 2017 - 2:32pm

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.

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