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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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28 November 2017 - 11:31am

'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.

23 November 2017 - 8:30am

Low carbon cities are achievable through a committed, collaborative effort by government and industry, said UK urban innovation expert Mr Peter Madden OBE today at the CRC for Low Carbon Living’s (CRCLCL) annual forum.

13 November 2017 - 10:55am

'What could Australian cities look like in 2040', Pursuit Magazine, 12 November 2017

"Australian cities need to reduce their emissions to avoid catastrophic climate change, potentially profoundly impacting our future lifestyles." Read the full piece here

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