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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.
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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).
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."
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.