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Sydney: Today the Minister for the Environment, The Hon. Greg Hunt MP announced four additional draft Emissions Reduction Fund methods that will provide increased capacity to partake in the $2.5 billion fund, passed through the Senate earlier this month. He made the announcement during his keynote speech on the second day of the CRCLCL Participants Annual Forum.
Professor Dennis Else, who chairs the Research Advisory Committee for the Cooperative Research Centre for Low Carbon Living (CRCLCL), today called for industry to lead the way in making a low carbon, energy efficient future for the built environment.
Opening the second Participants Annual Forum of the CRC for Low Carbon Living Professor Else – who is also the Executive Director, Sustainability, Safety and Health, at Brookfield Multiplex Australasia – said ...
Following on from his successful and highly awarded web video series and online project, JOSH’S HOUSE, Gardening Australia TV presenter and sustainability expert Josh Byrne presents a ground breaking new series: ‘Josh’s House Star Performers’. Episode one released today: Melbourne based – Australian Zero Emmission House (AusZEH).
NSW home owners are needed to take part in an online survey as part of a study to improve the current New South Wales (NSW) construction regulation tool used to reduce green house gas emissions in residential buildings. This important tool - The Building Sustainability Index (BASIX) - provides a guide to long term financial homeowner energy savings and a valuable contribution to the State’s sustainable future.
Following on from his successful and highly awarded web video series and online project, JOSH’S HOUSE, Gardening Australia TV presenter and sustainability expert Josh Byrne presents a groundbreaking new series: ‘JOSH’S HOUSE STAR PERFORMERS’.
With support from the CRC for Low Carbon Living Josh is embarking upon a unique national research tour that will bring together the best high performance volume market housing projects from around the country for the very first time and presenting it in a six part web video and multi media series that debuts on the 31st October at www.joshshouse.com.au.
Today, Professor Peter Newman AO – former NSW Sustainability Commissioner in Sydney and Project Leader for the CRC for Low Carbon Living (CRCLCL) – said that research is proving that ‘low’ or ‘no’ carbon living is the future and that Australia is charging ahead in cementing ways to make the built environment sustainable.
The World Green Building Council (WorldGBC)* and Australia’s leading organisation working towards building sustainable communities – the Cooperative Research Centre for Low Carbon Living (CRCLCL) – have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to take a global step towards defining ‘low’ to ‘no’ carbon cities in our world.
A resounding message from a recent workshop of Sydney stakeholders brought together to visualise the city’s low carbon, urban design and resources future, is that de-centralised and more socially engaged precincts where people actively participate in government, will create better energy efficiency, self sufficiency and sustainability.
Construction industry giant Brookfield Multiplex and leading design and engineering consultancies HASSELL and AECOM have partnered with the Cooperative Research Centre for Low-Carbon Living (CRCLCL) in a three year project to develop buildings that have a positive impact on people’s health, wellbeing and productivity and improve their environmental performance.
The project, called ‘Closing the Loop’, will connect the wealth of evidence that exists for high performance buildings with front end decision makers through better business case analysis, professional education, practical tools and guidelines.
An international scientific committee of 10 leading sustainability experts from various disciplines in low-carbon and resilience research and urban design will punch above its weight in promoting, overseeing and guiding transformational research and future city planning for the Australian Visions and Pathways 2040 Project said its leader Prof Chris Ryan today.