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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Mammoth efforts are being put into tools and materials to optimise the design and development of high-performance buildings, but new research out of the CRC for Low Carbon Living has revealed these resources are underutilised. Read the full article in The Fifth Estate here
CRC for Low Carbon Living researcher and high-rise expert Dr Philip Oldfield was interviewed by UNSW Magazine about the rise of wooden skyscrapers. Aided by breakthroughs in the manufacture of materials, and a push for sustainable urban living, wooden towers have emerged at the cutting edge of community-friendly architecture. Read the full article here
Eighty Blue Mountains businesses have adopted low-carbon practices thanks to a CRC for Low Carbon Living project due to be rolled out across Australia this month.
Three times as many people die from heat-related deaths in Sydney’s west than its east during extreme temperature events, according to new research from the CRCLCL, University of NSW and Sydney Water. But the installation of more public fountains, ponds and mist could decrease extreme temperatures and reduce heat-related deaths by 50 per cent. Read more here
Research led by UNSW and Sydney Water shows that western Sydney's summer temperatures can be significantly reduced and mortality rates halved by combining water technology, cool materials and greenery.
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