UNSW Built Environment in partnership with the CRC for Low Carbon Living presents the audio recording from the seminar: "Low Carbon Research in the Wild West" by Professor Peter Newman AO, Curtin University.

Video
28 Feb 2017

The Infrastructure Priority List is the reference point for the most important infrastructure investments Australia needs over the next 15 years. The Priority List has been refreshed and now identifies 100 major infrastructure proposals including 18 Projects, that are all underpinned by a robust business case that has been approved by Infrastructure Australia.

Policy report
29 Nov 2016

The health and wellbeing of building occupants should be a key priority in the design, building, and operation of new and existing buildings. Buildings can be designed, renovated, and constructed to promote healthy environments and behaviors and mitigate adverse health outcomes.

Journal article
01 Aug 2013

The demand for low carbon living (LCL) is steadily growing across the world. Many industry sectors are looking for new opportunities to innovate, enhance productivity, reduce operational costs and contribute to sustainability. Householders are looking for solutions to reduce household bills, contribute to the community and live healthier lifestyles.

Report
04 Apr 2017

Historical approaches to energy and development are out of date and out of time. Achieving universal energy access by 2030, as envisioned in Sustainable Development Goal 7 (SDG7), will require a thoroughly different approach that focuses on radically accelerating access to energy at the country level through decentralized renewable energy (DRE).

Policy report

In 2013, Citi Bike launched in New York City. With 6,000 bikes and 332 stations, the system provided easy access to bikes in a variety of neighborhoods in Brooklyn and Manhattan, including Bedford Stuyvesant. The system was quickly a ridership success, racking up over 6 million trips in its first 7 months of operation, and 10 million and 14 million trips in each subsequent year. But, ridership rates differed greatly by neighborhood.

Report
08 Feb 2018

The National Construction Code is a ready-made policy instrument to influence the energy efficiency of new buildings and major renovations. Improved building energy efficiency presents a win-win-win solution, reducing stress on the electricity network and supporting a least-cost pathway to decarbonisation while also delivering cost savings and improved comfort to households and businesses.

Policy report
23 May 2017

The Building Sustainability Index (BASIX) assessment tool estimates the operational energy consumption and GHG emissions from new residential developments based on information available at the building design stage. However, post-occupancy energy consumption can be different from the estimated figures at the design stage. 

Journal article
20 Dec 2017

In this study, the impacts of high-saline sewage on AGS development, performance and ecology were investigated using molecular microbiology methods.

Journal article
06 Oct 2017

China, the world’s largest car market, is working on a timetable to stop the production and sale of vehicles powered by fossil fuels. India has declared its intention to make all new vehicles electric by 2030.
Like Britain and France, these two markets are looking to phase out the sale of petrol and diesel vehicles over the next 20 years or so.

Commentary
21 Feb 2017

This paper aims to revisit the way that distributed energy resources (DERs) interact with the present structures of the Australian National Electricity Market (NEM), and consider opportunities to improve the interface between centralized and distributed resource operation and investment.

Conference paper
18 Dec 2017

Local electricity sharing schemes have the potential to play an increased role in the Australian National Electricity Market as the penetration of distributed energy resources (DERs) continues to grow. These models allow participants to share energy between separately owned and operated DERs, however are largely untested.

Conference paper