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2016 article, 'Building cool cities for a hot future', Sydney (21 April 2016) by Paul Osmond and Jonathan Fox, The Conversation and also published in The Fifth Estate
"...the above exercise reflects the very real differences in temperature – and thermal comfort – at the scale of the individual street, indeed individual block, within our cities.
A national, zero carbon housing standard can not only bring billions of dollars in benefits to the population, it can also improve living standards by providing greater comfort and better health to occupants whilst delivering positive energy bills (with houses generating more energy than they use) – new research shows.
CRCLCL PhD candidate Gertrud Hatvani-Kovacs spoke to ABC Radio National’s The Science Show about her research as part of the Urban Micro Climates project.
ABC Journalist Kathryn Diss visited Josh Byrne’s family home near Fremantle in WA to find out how the research being undertaken there is contributing to the future of high performance housing.
In this week's episode of ABC TV's Catalyst, Dr Jonica Newby investigated the power revolution that is home batteries. She included a visit to two of the CRCLCL's living laboratories, Josh's House and WGV.
CRC for Low Carbon Living CEO Scientia Professor Deo Prasad AO recently took part in a Geological Society of Australia (GSA) Public Forum discussing Sydney’s alternative power future. Listen to a recording of the Forum, which was broadcast on ABC's Radio National.
The CRC for Low Carbon Living (CRCLCL) today announced it is a member of the new Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction (GABC) launched today at the COP21 Buildings Day in Paris, where global industry leaders outlined how this major carbon emitting sector – which represents 50 per cent of global wealth – can reduce its footprint.
Twenty countries and over 60 organisations launched an unprecedented Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction at COP21 in Paris, to speed up and scale up the sector’s huge potential to reduce its emissions and literally build greater climate resilience into future cities and infrastructure.
The Hon Robert Hill AC spoke to Linda Mottram of ABC 702 Sydney, ahead of the COP21 climate talks in Paris.
Research, business and industry collaborations are helping Australia take strong strides and positive action towards a low carbon future whilst supporting the Australian emission reductions required to meet projected COP21 targets said CRC for Low Carbon Living (CRCLCL) Chair, The Hon Robert Hill AC on the final day of the CRCLCL Participants Annual Forum in Sydney today.