More than 50% of the world live in cities that in turn create the causes of climate change. Major transformation is required for change.
The Visions and Pathways 2040 project led by Prof. Chris Ryan from the University of Melbourne is an exploration and investigation of what transformation means for Australian Cities. Informed by a review of leading global and Australian cities, as well as global and national emissions reductions targets required to avoid catastrophic climate change, the project has explored greenhouse gas emissions reductions targets of 80% by 2040—a solid trajectory towards carbon neutrality by 2050.
Rapid global urbanization and the increase of the Urban Heat Island (UHI) effect make urban cooling a necessity as well as an opportunity to increase the liveability and amenity of cities. This review is a scoping study of the relevant worldwide UHI mitigation/adaptation...Read more
Industry misconceptions around high cost and poor market interest in energy efficient homes continue to obstruct the mass adoption of low carbon housing. Josh’s House demonstrates that low carbon housing is accessible and cost effective. The Star Performers series showcases how...Read more
Financing the upfront costs of energy efficiency and renewable energy projects in buildings can be a significant barrier to the expansion of sustainable, low carbon buildings, despite this being a low-cost option on the carbon abatement curve. Systematic literature on...Read more
This paper is to inform the second stage of project development for the Closing The Loop project. The foundation for the project direction was established in the first paper ‘Closing the Loop, Evidence-Based Design and Systematic Review. This paper will cover:
This study compares and contrasts Australian and global best practices in policy and regulation for the energy and carbon performance of the built environment. It examines the drivers and opportunities for, and barriers to, the adoption of best practices in Australia.
This paper is a review of the potential commercialisation and adoption pathways for a suite of energy efficiency policy-uptake modelling capabilities from the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation’s (CSIRO). Common Capital undertook this review for the Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) for Low Carbon Living and CSIRO.