But the common denominator is energy; its supply and its cost."
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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).
2016, 'Gen Y project home nears completion in Western Australia', Domain, Doug Green
"A four-year research project by the Cooperative Research Centre for Low Carbon Living and Curtin University will monitor how energy-efficient design, technology performance and occupant behaviour impact energy use in the house."
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The CRC for Low Carbon Living in association with project partners CSIRO, Energy Inspection, and the University of South Australia launched the RP1024 NextGen Rating Tools project in Adelaide on 29 September 2016.
Stakeholders in renewable energy markets are invited to take part in a survey being conducted by the research team on CRCLCL project RP1032 (Facilitating large energy user deployment of off-site renewable generation). The project focuses on supporting the emerging market for off-site renewable energy projects facilitated by large energy users investing in large scale solar or wind farms.
2016, "Energy Poverty: What it Means and What to Do", Sourceable, Deo Prasad
"The term ‘energy poverty’ has two different meanings, and which meaning you use depends largely on whether you are in the developing world or the developed world.
Overwhelming support for a national voluntary home energy efficiency disclosure system, designed to empower consumers to rate and value homes with lower running costs and health, comfort and sustainability benefits, was revealed in new research published today by the CRC for Low Carbon Living (CRCLCL).
An innovative pilot program for schools begins eighteen months of action to reduce carbon emissions.
2016, 'The resi revolution gears up', The Fifth Estate, Stephen White
"The CRC for Low Carbon Living and the Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council have developed the forum and invited participants best able to cut through the various policy, regulation, technical, engineering, consumer and market barriers."
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2016, "Low carbon housing – fast-tracking the way to change through dialogue", The Fifth Estate, Deo Prasad
"The transition to low carbon housing is walking the path of research to reality – a route where industry leaders and experts agree should be collaborative to fast-track its integration into the Australian housing sector landscape.
Recently at a national housing forum organised by the CRC for Low Carbon Living, the Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council and the University of South Australia, there was unanimous agreement by representatives of the housing sector, industry, government and research who attended, that urgent and significant action should be taken to reduce carbon emissions in this area."
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