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Insights

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Research identifies that home design needs to considers both energy efficiency and heat stress resistance. Currently, NatHERS only focuses on energy efficiency. If the building codes are not modified, then house designs which only focus on NatHERS could adversely impact people's...Read more
Transportation planners are often looking for efficiency in transportation but this article in Science Advances has also identified that resilience is an important city design feature. Planning for when disruptions occur can help to avoid city gridlock.Read more
Research showed that one-quarter of Sydney respondents were open to consolidating property for sale with neighbours. However, consolidated lot sales are not part of the business model of most real estate agencies, local government, or property developers. It’s an area where the...Read more
Australia's Chief Scientist Alan Finkel points out, in this interview, the need for Australia to develop better storage systems and reflects on the recent report from ACOLA. California Energy Commissioner Andrew McAllister, also warns Australia to pursue demand side...Read more
When South Eastern Australia was in severe drought at the beginning of the century, a whole array of efforts went into addressing the water shortage. Councils introduced, and then increased, water restrictions. Government handed out low-flow showerheads and shower timers,...Read more
As key influencers of value, the residential property marketing sector have often been a barrier to driving a new market in low carbon homes. Recognising the value proposition already at work in this target market and understanding the time-sensitive context of the “real estate...Read more

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Resources

23 Oct 2018

The buildings sector is responsible for approximately 23% of Australia’s carbon emissions. The Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council (ASBEC), the peak body for sustainability in the built environment, has identified that improving the minimum standards for energy efficiency of new buildings can assist in delivering carbon emissions reductions.

Report
23 Oct 2018

The CRCWSC has developed case studies to help build a body of evidence that can support and encourage the adoption of research outcomes.

Website
13 Oct 2018

Cities are increasingly taking actions such as building code enforcement, urban planning, and public transit expansion to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide in their communities and municipal operations. However, many cities lack the quantitative information needed to estimate policy impacts and prioritize city actions in terms of carbon abatement potential and cost effectiveness.

Technical report
12 Oct 2018

Speakers: Chris Benedict, Gina Bocra - LEED AP, Priscilla RichardsThe Energy Code is an increasingly robust tool for improving energy efficiency in our buildings. This session will examine how far the existing code has come and identify the remaining barriers and limits. Speakers will compare and contrast the existing energy code...

Video
10 Oct 2018

Yesterday the UN body, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Change, released its latest report on the pace of global warming — and it made for some grim reading.
It urged a "transformational shift" in the way we live if we are to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees above pre-industrial levels, including an end to coal fired power in just 22 years.

Audio presentation
08 Oct 2018

This report provides a brief summary of the main findings of the special report, Global Warming of 1.5°C, its implications, and how Australia is tracking when it comes to tackling climate change.

Report

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Projects

Start Date
2018
TULIP is a smart city project delivery and research program lead by the University of Technology Sydney (UTS). We are working at the front line of the emerging smart city...
Start Date
2015
The Integrated Carbon Metrics project quantifies the carbon emissions for the various processes in our urban environment. This includes both the direct as well as the indirect or 'hidden' carbon...

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Networks

This network investigates innovative planning and governance strategies for creating more liveable, sustainable, equitable, healthy and productive cities. It uses innovative approaches and methods to identify, track and respond to...