WGV is a 2.2ha residential infill development in White Gum Valley delivered by the Western Australian State Government Developer, LandCorp. Consisting of four multi-residential sites, one group housing site and 23 detached residential sites, WGV will eventually accommodate up to 100 dwellings and around 250 people. Civil works commenced at WGV in 2014, with construction of the first buildings starting later the same year. As of July 2019, WGV is approximately 60% built out and occupied.
WGV incorporates a number of innovative urban design, technology and governance initiatives that are the subject of several research projects being led by Curtin University in collaboration with government and industry partners. The development is described as a ‘Living Lab’ where concepts, technologies and practices can be tested in a real-life setting. Central to this research has been the establishment of monitoring capabilities to enable the collection of data on energy, water and other parameters in an organised and reliable way. This Report provides an overview of these data collection activities, including system design, equipment, data flow and access/utilisation.
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Estimation of the demand of an urban precinct, related to Electricity, Transport, Waste and Water (ETWW), is a necessary step toward the delivery of quality living environments where daily activities can be conducted in a sustainable manner.
While the focus is on the City of Belgrade, the aim of this report is to support all public authorities and agencies developing and implementing integrated approaches to both energy efficiency in buildings and district energy supply. It provides guidance to decision-makers in Belgrade, while presenting universal recommendations to align district energy and energy efficiency in buildings. Combining energy efficiency measures and district energy is often seen in the context of achieving deep decarbonisation in the most cost-effective manner.
This document is the final report for a CRC Low Carbon Living project called “Transformation to Low Carbon Living: Social psychology of low carbon behavioural practice". As outlined in the introduction, the purpose of this project was to identify low carbon behaviours and then both (a) develop a short measure that could be used to measure psychological readiness in people for engaging in low carbon behaviour and (b) provide a social psychological foundation for understanding when and why people will engage in low carbon behaviour.