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CRCLCL Research Nodes of Excellence

About the CRCLCL Research Nodes of Excellence

Established in cooperation with five Australian universities, the CRCLCL Research Nodes of Excellence (Nodes) are hubs for multidisciplinary research into low carbon built environments.

Representing two major CRCLCL legacy commitments to education and ongoing capacity building, the Nodes will continue and expand upon the work of the CRCLCL. Each Node specialises in a particular area of low carbon research and hosts up to five post graduate students.

Like the CRCLCL, the Nodes have a national focus on collaborative innovation. They also have a local focus on developing government and industry partnerships in their local state and are embedded in the campus of their host university.

Information on specific campuses and staffing arrangements for each Node can be found below.


NSW
University of NSW CRC LCL Node of Excellence in High Performance Architecture

Research focus

  • Establishing frontier research in High Performance Architecture
  • Promoting Innovative Design Concepts and Emerging Technologies
  • Creating Human-Centred Low-Carbon Built Environments
  • Adopting High Performance Materials
  • Developing Integrated Performance Assessment and Decision-Support
  • Applying Informatics and Science to Buildings and Cities

Contact
Node Leader: Dr Lan Ding
Node website


Victoria
University of Melbourne Node of Excellence: Post-carbon Resilient Future Cities

Research focus

  • Envisaging, designing, planning and modelling post-carbon resilient futures and ‘adaptive-mitigation’ pathways for Metropolitan Melbourne
  • Exploring the carbon implications of approaches to planning and design based on distributed infrastructures for energy, water, food, transport, waste and information

Contact
Node Leader: Professor Chris Ryan

Swinburne University of Technology Node of Excellence: Next Generation Low Carbon Urban Retrofit

Research focus

  • Urban retrofit and precinct design
  • Establishing a Melbourne-based Living Laboratory
  • Low carbon transport 

Contact
Node Leader: Dr Peter Graham 


Western Australia
Curtin University of Technology Node of Excellence: Regenerative Cities and Regions

Research focus

  • Developing new models for building and precinct redevelopment to enable the established suburbs of Australian cities to be retrofitted more effectively and intensively. 

Contact
Node Leader: Professor Peter Newman 
Node Manager: Greg Morrison


South Australia
University of South Australia Node of Excellence for Low Carbon Living

Research focus

  • Providing viable solutions for producing deep cuts in energy and services bills while improving wellbeing and thermal comfort for all Australians
  • Developing products and services for sustainable urban developments
  • Developing retrofit solutions for existing housing and other buildings

Contact
Node Leader: Professor Wasim Saman 
Node Manager: Dr Stephen Berry
Node website