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Nationwide Research to Reality Expos

Posted 2 April 2019 - 2:07pm

 

Addressing climate change and reducing carbon in our environment are hot topics, but do we know the facts and solutions for the future?

Over the past seven years the Cooperative Research Centre for Low Carbon Living (CRCLCL), has worked closely with six universities across Australia to develop next-generation, low carbon materials and technologies to help develop sustainable cities.

“We are on track to meet our founding target of a cumulative reduction in carbon emissions of 10 megatonnes by 2020 – a milestone we’ve achieved through the combined impact of all of our research projects,” said CRCLCL CEO, Professor Deo Prasad.

During May and June, the CRCLCL will stage a series of nationwide events to celebrate seven years of continuous research with its university and industry partners.

The Research to Reality Expos are free and open to all so save the date today.

About the Expos

With more than 140 research projects and 90 PhD students nationwide, the CRCLCL has produced an evidence base to help government and industry meet their carbon reduction and energy efficiency targets. Expo visitors will have the opportunity to talk with researchers about the aspects of low carbon living that are relevant to them.

The Expos will be hosted by Dr Josh Byrne, CRCLCL Project Leader and host of ABCTV’s Gardening Australia with low-carbon living experts on hand to answer questions.

Professor Prasad said the Centre is focused on mainstreaming its substantial body of research as it approaches the end of its government funding.

“It’s time to take our research to a broader audience - we want Australians to see how our research has progressed low carbon living across all aspects of urban life.

“Our research has contributed to changing the way we build our cities and manage them in the face of climate change, increased heatwaves and human demand on energy, waste and water.”

The Expo’s will celebrate and mark the closure of the CRCLCL at the end of June 2019.

Expo exhibits and topics to be discussed include:

• Low carbon homes, schools and tourism

• Urban cooling

• Renovate or Rebuild?

• Renewable energy

CRCLCL Expo dates around the country:

14 May – NSW – Kingston Town Room, Royal Randwick Raceourse - hosted by UNSW Sydney and the University of Wollongong. Program and RSVP HERE

15 May –  Adelaide - The Science Exchange, 55 Exchange Place – hosted by the University of South Australia. Program and RSVP HERE

5 June – Perth, 10am - 5pm - Fremantle Town Hall, 8 William St – hosted by Curtin University. Program and RSVP HERE

CRCLCL enquiries email: info@lowcarbonlivingcrc.com.au