01 Jul 2011

LEED for Neighborhood Development (LEED-ND) incorporates the principles of smart growth, new urbanism, and green building into a national standard for green neighborhood design. Through voluntary certification, LEED for Neighborhood Development recognizes development projects that protect and enhance the health and quality of our communities and our natural environment.

Briefing paper
02 Jul 2018

Is your local grocery store within walking distance…and is there a sidewalk for you to trek there safely? Does your neighborhood boast high-performing green buildings, parks and green space? Do bikes, pedestrians and vehicles play nicely together on the road?

Other text
15 May 2017

Cities are vulnerable to temperatures, and the task of cooling them has proved challenging.
The CRCLCL is developing a decision-support tool that bridges the gap between research and practical application in urban microclimates by helping governments, developers and planners to mitigate vulnerability to urban heat island effects.

Fact sheet
15 Dec 2017

This project is developing a suite of new energy benchmarks to enable the Australian water industry to optimise its wastewater operations for energy and carbon outcomes.

Fact sheet
31 Oct 2018

This study introduces a framework for synthesizing building and transport energy consumption data with the Local Climate Zones (LCZs) classification system. Drawing on preliminary results, we explain how this approach can provide opportunities for standardizing urban carbon accounting.

Journal article
08 Dec 2015

With the accelerating pace of urbanisation around the world, the planning, development and operation of buildings and precincts have become increasingly important with respect to energy use and the associated carbon footprint of the modern built environment.

Journal article
16 Nov 2012

Pressures for urban redevelopment are intensifying in all large cities. A new logic for urban development is required – green urbanism – that provides a spatial framework for directing population and investment inwards to brownfields and greyfields precincts, rather than outwards to the greenfields

Conference paper
31 Oct 2017

A community-based program that enables tourism businesses to lower their carbon emissions and enhance sustainability. Participating businesses are audited and rated on energy, water and waste, are provided with resources and other support to improve efficiency, and become part of an online community network.
Project team:

Fact sheet
01 Mar 2018

A major barrier to the adoption of Geopolymer concrete in construction is the lack of long-term performance data. Field testing has been undertaken to determine the behaviour of geopolymers in different service environments and address the gaps in knowledge.

15 Nov 2016

The CRC for Low Carbon Living has released its Annual Report Highlights for 2015-16.

Annual Report