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With ‘back to school’ now a done deal, a national survey has revealed the significant potential to save energy and money in Australian schools goes largely untapped, yet the will for action is strong – with children found to be low carbon living influencers at home.
Want a quick boost to lift you out of the climate change doldrums? We have released four videos that describe how six years of innovative work Towards Zero Carbon is paying off in reducing the carbon footprint of Australia’s buildings and concrete production, schools and the tourist industry. Read more HERE
Hear CRCLCL researcher Peter Newman talking to ABC Radio National about the future of transport - the trackless tram offers greater flexibility and reduced costs. Listen HERE
Now in its final year of funding, the CRC for Low Carbon Living (CRCLCL) has significantly contributed to lowering carbon emissions in Australia’s built environment, said CEO Scientia Professor Deo Prasad AO in the Green Building Council of Australia's (GBCA) recent news article.
"That is to emphasise, as the Shadow Minister for Climate Change and Energy, my admiration and my regard for the importance of research in this area. It is great to see the CRC in this space has been able to continue its work over recent years, while the research efforts in so many other areas to do with climate policy and energy has been diminishing..."
Cooling hot suburbs, low tech ways to save energy in pools and breakthroughs in wastewater treatments were highlights at the recent CRC for Low Carbon Living conference last week in Adelaide. Each pointed to the sound body of evidence underpinning good urban planning decision.