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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
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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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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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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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.
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).
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.