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At Australia’s first National Housing Forum on carbon reduction held last week, housing industry leaders and researchers formed a united front in making recommendations to ensure low carbon housing is fast tracked to be part of Australia’s residential future.
Initiated by the CRC for Low Carbon Living (CRLCL) and the Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council (ASBEC) and hosted at the University of South Australia, the Forum brought together around 50 leaders and experts to explore opportunities to improve energy productivity in the Australian housing sector and kick start a plan to facilitate the transition to a low carbon economy.
Josh's House is discussed as part of a July 2016 The Science Show interview, featuring Professor Peter Newman. In an interview entitled, 'Citizen utilities: the future of solar?', Robyn Williams and Peter Newman discuss the ramifications of the growing use of solar for WA's centralised electricity grid, with reference to the use of solar and PV in Josh's House.
A transcript of the interview is here
Release date: 25 July 2016
The University of South Australia is working closely with industry and all levels of government to ensure Adelaide becomes the world’s first carbon neutral city.
The South Australian Government’s vision for Adelaide to be an urban environment characterised by innovation, prosperity, dynamism, new-economy jobs and industries, and the widespread use of clean and green renewable energy cannot be achieved without dynamic partnerships such as those being developed through the UniSA Research Node for Low Carbon Living Industry Friends Forums.
Assessing Embodied Carbon in the Australian Built Environment The Fifth Estate, Judith Schinabeck, Thomas Wiedmann and Sven Lundie
2014 article, 'The long road to zero – embodied carbon in the built environment', Judith Schinabeck and Tommy Wiedmann
Leading industry organisations AECOM, Aurecon, BlueScope Steel and Sydney Water, in conjunction with research institutions UNSW Australia, the University of Melbourne and the University of South Australia, are collaborating to comprehensively quantify greenhouse gas emissions related to the built environment in Australia.
The Visions & Pathways 2040 project ran an expert workshop called Disruption and the Digital Economy.
2016 article, 'Low Carbon Business Buzz', Blue Mountains Gazette, Jennie Curtin
"A plan to turn the Mountains into a low carbon destination has already captured the imaginations of both locals and visitors"
2016 article, 'Zero carbon housing could add billions to the bottom line', Cameron Jewell, The Fifth Estate
Creating a national zero carbon housing standard could add billions to the economy while also improving occupant health and comfort, new CRC for Low Carbon Living research has revealed.
2016 article, 'Green village proves high value of low carbon living', Caleb Radford, The Lead (SA)
A green village with minimum 7.5 star energy efficiency ratings is proving near zero carbon communities are not only achievable but can also save residents money.
2016 article, 'First Low Carbon App Finder', ScienceMeetsBusiness.com
"In an Australian first, the tourism business community in the Blue Mountains has proved that a low carbon future for businesses and users is possible, with the launch today of one of the most extensively researched low carbon regional programs."