When #retrofitting a #home to save #energy and lower #carbon #emissions knowing your #climate zone and best approach is key. The #CRCLCL's new 'Guide to low carbon residential retrofits' helps #homeowners, #builders & #designers make informed decisions: https://t.co/EOVpy2GXeU pic.twitter.com/Juw8Ku7sOw— Low Carbon Living (@CRC_LCL) August 11, 2019
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Dr Josh Byrne's new series Density by Design will see him visit ground-breaking projects, seeking out the leading minds and ideas around sustainable, higher density residential projects in Australia that are inspiring change through demonstration.
CRCLCL project RP3008 was the subject of a recent piece in The Age
"More than half the world's population now lives in a city, and carbon emissions from them are estimated to be as high as 87 per cent. But if we did things differently, what would Australian cities look like in the year 2040?
There is increasing adoption of water and energy efficient design and technology in our homes, but in many cases how we operate them means they often fall short of their potential. Uncertainty surrounding the extent of this behavioural impact is often used as a reason not to mandate more stringent efficiency standards. The reality is the degree of behavioural impact is poorly understood, let alone what it takes to change it.
2017, "Roof-top Solar Hits a Crossroad – Are Smart Meters the Answer?", Deo Prasad, Sourceable
Australian rooftop solar is now at a crossroads – but it’s all positive. New technologies mean big data can be gathered from systems so that performance can be monitored and alerts raised if problems occur.
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2017, "Sydney weather: How urbanisation creates hot microclimates in our suburbs", The Sydney Morning Herald
"In beachside Clovelly, thermal images show sunbakers glowing yellow and green as they lounge by the ocean. The concrete around them shows up red, almost white in places, as its surface temperature shoots to 56 degrees, while the deep blue of the water registers as 23 degrees.
It was a hot spot for those hoping to cool down during as the heatwave hit. But Jonathan Fox, an expert in urban microclimates, said the extreme heat he measured in western Sydney left it in the shade."
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Emeritus Professor Denny McGeorge is Education Leader at the Cooperative Research Centre for Low Carbon Living (CRCLCL), where he is responsible for educational development and building capacity. Professor McGeorge has had a long-term engagement in research in building performance, particularly in the field of embodied energy. General Manager of Engineers Australia Sydney Greg Ewing recently met with CRCLCL CEO Scientia Professor Deo Prasad to discuss environmental sustainability and collaborating their efforts.
2016, "Low Carbon Living: A Societal Work in Progress", Deo Prasad, Sourceable
"As world governments continue to ratify the Paris Agreement, which Australia finally did in November, they formalise their commitments to keep carbon emissions “well below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels and to pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5 degrees Celsius.”
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Author: Hayley Byford
The CRC for Low Carbon Living in association with project partners CSIRO, Sydney Water, SA Water, Renewal SA, AECOM, Victorian Building Authority, University of New South Wales, Flinders University and the University of South Australia, presented results from the research project ‘RP2002 Integrated ETWW Demand Forecasting and Scenario Planning for Precincts’. The project is designed to improve demand forecasting for energy, transport, water and waste utilities and services through the development of new integrated tools, benchmarked against Australian urban developments.
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
Our #low carbon #guide for #households has caught @7NewsAdelaide's attention. Our @UniversitySA researcher David Whaley gave his tips on easy ways to lower #energy bills and live #lowcarbon. Watch this space for the news clip! Download the guide here https://t.co/69q5lRECut pic.twitter.com/0czEWG3Tjm— Low Carbon Living (@CRC_LCL) August 9, 2019