This guide supplements the series of guides for low carbon buildings produced by the Cooperative Research Centre for Low Carbon Living (CRC LCL).

This supplement addresses landscapes associated with four specific building types: Residential Retrofit, Small-Medium Enterprise, Commercial, and Precinct. Like the building guides, this supplement addresses the need to reduce carbon emissions and enhance opportunities for carbon sequestration in the planning and design of our built environment.

This is a brief introduction that offers practical insights for homeowners, builders and designers to illustrate what low carbon landscapes are, how they function and the benefits they provide. Four residential retrofit landscape projects are featured, followed by one example from each of the other building types.

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