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RP1011: Sustainable and Affordable Living Through Modular, Net Zero Energy, Transportable, and Self-Reliant Homes and Communities

Project leader name: 
Bruce Watson, UNSW
Project status: 
Complete
Project period: 
01/2013 to 06/2016

This project aims to develop sustainable, affordable and transportable housing units (or Pods).

The Pods will be designed to be highly efficient and integrate energy, water and waste efficiency strategies and renewable energy technologies, whilst providing high levels of occupant comfort and quality design aesthetics.

The project will focus initially on improving existing Pod designs based on container ships. Subsequent iterations will involve new integrated designs, with Pods being built and monitored to assess real performance. This will allow further development based on lessons learnt.

The project results will form the basis of Nova Deko’s next generation of affordable, mass produced, sustainable housing products.

Publications related to this project

CRCLCL Project Posters
Student poster - Participants Annual Forum 2016 - Malay Dave Sustainable and affordable living through modular homes & communities
CRCLCL Project Reports

This report presents a summary of all the findings and activities performed in the LCL-CRC research project RP1011 “Sustainable and affordable living through modular homes and communities” and represents the culmination of the project. 

CRCLCL Project Posters

Student Poster – Participants Annual Forum 2015 – Malay Dave

Sustainable and affordable living through modular

CRCLCL Project Posters

Research Snapshot A3 size poster from Participants Annual Forum 2014

CRCLCL Project Posters

Student Poster - Participants Annual Forum 2014, Malay Dave - Size A2