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10 January 2017 - 1:10pm

2016, "Low Carbon Living: A Societal Work in Progress", Deo Prasad, Sourceable

"As world governments continue to ratify the Paris Agreement, which Australia finally did in November, they formalise their commitments to keep carbon emissions “well below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels and to pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5 degrees Celsius.”

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2 December 2016 - 4:18pm

Author: Hayley Byford

The CRC for Low Carbon Living in association with project partners CSIRO, Sydney Water, SA Water, Renewal SA, AECOM, Victorian Building Authority, University of New South Wales, Flinders University and the University of South Australia, presented results from the research project ‘RP2002 Integrated ETWW Demand Forecasting and Scenario Planning for Precincts’. The project is designed to improve demand forecasting for energy, transport, water and waste utilities and services through the development of new integrated tools, benchmarked against Australian urban developments.

29 November 2016 - 2:20pm

2016, "CRCLCL event: geopolymer concrete to hit city streets, biocomposite timber solves landfill problem", Architecture and Design

"The City of Sydney could be using low carbon geopolymer concrete for paving stones and precast structures very soon, but it could be a while before the private sector parts way with its long-time friend in Portland cement. In his presentation at the CRC for Low Carbon Living (CRCLCL) Participants Annual Forum on 15 November, Craig Heidrich of the Ash Development Association of Australia and Australasian (iron & steel) Slag Association updated the audience on the progress of his research project, conducted with UNSW, which is exploring ways to remove barriers to the uptake of low carbon geopolymer concrete in Australia." Read the full piece here

29 November 2016 - 10:10am

 

2016, "A German co-housing boost for Australia’s biggest living laboratory project", Architecture and Design

Construction on the biggest living laboratory project ever to be undertaken in Australia is well underway and has just had a new German-style cooperative housing complex added to its ranks. Speaking at the recent CRC for Low Carbon Living (CRCLCL) Participants Annual Forum in Sydney, Curtin University’s Josh Byrne, better known as the name and face behind the Josh’s House project in Fremantle, announced that the final plot of land at the White Gum Valley residential estate in Western Australia will be developed into Australia’s first high-density ‘baugruppen’ apartment complex.

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28 November 2016 - 12:00am

2016, "Josh Byrne-led project encouraging developers to build zero energy homes", Architecture and Design

"Environmental scientist and television presenter Josh Byrne will lead the National Zero Energy Homes project to encourage Australian developers to build zero energy homes (ZEH). Launched by the Cooperative Research Centre for Low Carbon Living (CRCLCL) at its Participants Annual Forum on 15-16 November , the National Zero Energy Homes project involves the construction of three zero energy display homes in new housing developments across Australia, and analysing the data collected to measure consumer interest in ZEH features."

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28 November 2016 - 12:00am

2016, "Josh Byrne to lead national zero energy homes project", The Fifth Estate

"Environmental scientist and television presenter Josh Byrne is set to lead a new project to help get developers building zero energy homes. The Cooperative Research Centre for Low Carbon Living (CRCLCL) National Zero Energy Homes project, which was announced at Tuesday’s annual CRCLCL Participants Forum in Sydney, will include the construction of three zero energy display homes in new housing developments across Australia, with data collected to measure consumer interest in zero-energy home (ZEH) features."

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15 November 2016 - 9:00am

Annual Participants Forum:  15-16 November 2016, Australian National Maritime Museum

As Australia ratifies the Paris Agreement at COP22 in Marrakesh, back home the largest low carbon living organisation - the CRC for Low Carbon Living (CRCLCL) - is on track to meet its cumulative reduction target of 10 megatons of CO2 by 2020 with many of its 85 programs achieving national impact. Funding of just under $0.5 million for a new national zero energy homes (ZEH) project was also officially announced today by CEO Professor Deo Prasad at the opening of the CRCLCL’s annual Participants Forum.

14 November 2016 - 10:54am

Issued by Grant Reynolds, Media Communications Officer, University of Wollongong    

Research project will assist in designing and implementing low-carbon upgrades to community and public housing.

University of Wollongong’s (UOW) engineers and built environment researchers will join a two-year project that will help provide community and public housing providers with the tools and knowledge to make retrofits that improve sustainability and liveability.

UOW’s Sustainable Buildings Research Centre (SBRC) will become a research participant in the Cooperative Research Centre for Low Carbon Living (CRCLCL).

20 October 2016 - 4:19pm

2016, "Universities Tooling up on Sustainability", Sourceable, Deo Prasad

"If universities are to lead change and educate students in all things sustainable, investing in practical action on campus is vital."

Read Deo Prasad's latest piece for Sourceable here

10 October 2016 - 2:30pm

To help Australia reach its carbon reduction targets, developing a coordinated national built environment education platform; bridging gaps between research, training and policy; developing an industry coordinated approach to training incentives; and preparing a future building workforce, are four key recommendations made in new research published today by the CRC for Low Carbon Living (CRCLCL).

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