Low Carbon Living

Low carbon living is about finding ways to reduce carbon emissions in the built environment. The information in this collection will help policy makers and practioners to design better solutions for buildings, cities and people. Sponsored by the CRC for Low Carbon Living

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Research report

21 Sep 2017

This report presents the outcomes of a pilot study exploring how the building and planning system is delivering a sustainable built environment in Australia. The study was funded by the Australian Communities Foundation through the Green Cities Innovation fund and undertaken by a team of...

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21 Sep 2017

The electricity system in Australia is undergoing a major transformation due to technological change, changing consumer preferences, rising domestic gas prices, as well as a shift away from fossil fuels like coal and gas.

Energy storage such as battery storage, pumped hydro and solar...

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Video program

19 Sep 2017

With support from Sustainability Victoria, the Coalition for Community Energy has updated the Small-Scale Community Solar Guide.

Originally published in 2014 as Appendix E of the National Community Energy Strategy, this guide provides practical guidance for communities wanting to develop...

Blog post

18 Sep 2017

Healthy planning is about supporting the wellbeing of all people, no matter where they live, their age, physical and mental abilities, and irrespective of their socio-economic status.  In this ‘urban’ century, when more of us than ever live in cites, there is a danger that we will neglect those...

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Draft report

15 Sep 2017

State and Territory governments are primarily responsible for the management of water resources within their jurisdictions. The Commonwealth has played a role in funding the acceleration of reform, leadership and coordination, and management of some transboundary resources where agreed by...

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Video program

12 Sep 2017

With support from Sustainability Victoria, the Coalition for Community Energy has updated the Small-Scale Community Solar Guide. Originally published in 2014 as Appendix E of the National Community Energy Strategy, this guide provides practical guidance for communities wanting to develop their...

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Guide

08 Sep 2017

State significant resource projects (that is, State significant mining, petroleum production and extractive industry projects) can create both positive and negative social impacts. This guideline provides direction on assessing these impacts in the context of the environmental impact assessment...

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Research report

07 Sep 2017

Human-induced climate change is an existential risk to human civilisation: an adverse outcome that would either annihilate intelligent life or permanently and drastically curtail its potential. Special precautions that go well beyond conventional risk management practice are required if the “fat...

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Briefing paper

06 Sep 2017

UK energy policy is at crossroads. The combination of ambitious carbon targets, aging energy infrastructure and rising fuel poverty warrant bold political decisions to ensure a successful and fair transition to a low-carbon economy. Energy efficiency in homes can play a key role in delivering...

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Other video

05 Sep 2017

This video shows people that it’s possible to cut Australian cities’ greenhouse gas emission by 80% by 2040, and helps people imagine what a low carbon future city might be like to live in.

The film debuts at the Sustainable Communities National Summit, being hosted by the Municipal...

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Guide

05 Sep 2017

This set of resources outlines what you need to know to get a small-scale community solar project off the ground. Specifically, this Guide aims to help community energy groups to understand:

x The models of community solar that we know work in the current context

x The legal...

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Journal article

01 Sep 2017

There is growing acceptance that the climate is changing, and increasing recognition and realization of the socio-economic benefits arising from using climate information to better inform decisions and policies across a wide range of sectors1–3. Climate services are being developed worldwide for...

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Report

31 Aug 2017

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NEM electricity generation emissions down slightly

Total emissions from electricity generation in the NEM fell quite sharply in the year to June 2017, compared with the year ending just one month earlier.

Brown coal...

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Discussion paper

31 Aug 2017

The Climate Change Authority has released this consultation paper to assist individuals and organisations to prepare submissions to inform the authority’s review of the Carbon Farming Initiative legislation and the Emissions Reduction Fund. It outlines:

· the scope of the work

·...

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Guide

28 Aug 2017

Apartment living is the preferred choice of many people. Apartments are often more affordable and may have lower running costs than other types of housing. For many people renting an apartment can be an effective choice to provide for a variety of lifestyles. This Guide contains a number of tips...

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Research report

25 Aug 2017

Energy is a vital part of our everyday lives. It keeps us warm and cool; allows us to produce and transport ourselves and the goods and services we buy and sell; it provides the power required to run hospitals, schools and businesses; and the means through which we are able to communicate,...

Article

23 Aug 2017

More and more of us living in denser cities where apartments and high-rise developments are increasingly common. This creates specific health concerns for residents of these areas, and for lower-income households in particular.

Read the full article at The Conversation.

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Report

22 Aug 2017

An extensive consultation program took place in 2016 and 2017 for the Caulfield to Dandenong Level Crossing Removal Project’s 22.5 hectares of new open space. This report outlines the key feedback, ideas and recommendations from the Community Open Space Expert Panel (COSEP). The COSEP Terms of...

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Report

22 Aug 2017

An extensive consultation program took place in 2016 and 2017 for the Caulfield to Dandenong Level Crossing Removal Project’s 22.5 hectares of new open space. This report outlines the key feedback, ideas and recommendations received from the community, businesses and stakeholders during this...

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Guide

20 Aug 2017

This note introduces readers to some of the current environmental analysis tools available within Building
Information Modelling (BIM) software packages. It highlights some of the fundamentals that underpin BIM
and sustainability and then takes readers through some basic principles...

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