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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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16 Nov 2017

This Analysis argues it is unlikely China will assume an international leadership position on climate, at least in Xi Jinping’s new term of office. However, longer-term technological and economic change, as well as a shift in the way the country presents itself on the world stage, suggest that...

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Research report

14 Nov 2017

Heatwaves and extreme heat are a significant risk to household health. As electricity costs rise, more households are experiencing difficulty paying energy bills. Householder concerns about energy bills already contribute to self-rationing of heating and negative outcomes for health and...

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14 Nov 2017

Our world is speeding up. We have robotic construction, augmented reality, driverless cars and artificial intelligence. There are new materials invented on an almost daily basis promising better performance and better design outcomes. Old materials are reinvented and repurposed.

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Guide

10 Nov 2017

Well-designed homes make life easier Houses and apartments come in many different sizes and configurations. When they are well-designed, they improve your quality of life and help you save on maintenance and operating costs. They let more light in, are energy efficient, have outdoor spaces,...

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09 Nov 2017

How to implement sustainable retrofits in your strata scheme

Do you wish that your building could be more efficient, cost effective and environmentally sustainable?

Don’t know where to start or how to get it done?

Then this site is for you.

Follow a step by step guide...

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Report

09 Nov 2017

Hydraulic fracturing (more commonly known as “fracking”) is a controversial process used to extract natural gas from unconventional resources. It has been applied commercially since the 1950s but has recently become a subject of intense debate. This is due to the massive increase in gas produced...

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Guide

07 Nov 2017

SERREE (South East Region of Renewable Energy Excellence) is a regional renewable energy industry development initiative led by Regional Development Australia ACT. This three-year initiative to develop a replicable, regional-scale renewable energy industry development model has been...

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Draft report

06 Nov 2017

A new planning framework has been developed for an extended Subiaco Redevelopment Area, including the Princess Margaret Hospital site, Subiaco Oval, Kitchener Park and surrounding land. 

Draft Scheme 2 will transfer planning authority from Western Australian Planning Commission and City...

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Discussion paper

01 Nov 2017

New energy technologies, including solar PV and battery storage, are changing the way energy is delivered to customers. Like other industries, the regulatory frameworks that apply to the sale and delivery of energy must adapt.

The NSW Government has prepared a discussion paper about...

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Journal article

01 Nov 2017

Green-building certification systems aim at improving the design and operation of buildings. However, few detailed studies have investigated whether a green rating leads to higher occupant satisfaction with indoor environmental quality (IEQ). This research builds on previous work to address this...

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Data portal

31 Oct 2017

The Network Opportunity Maps (NOMs) provide transparent and up to date information to identify opportunities for distributed generation, energy storage and other non-network solutions to address network capacity constraints and reduce costs for customers.

The Institute for Sustainable...

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Draft report

30 Oct 2017

The transport system in New South Wales (NSW) is on the cusp of being transformed. We are more mobile than ever and our lives more interconnected. Technology is equipping us with new ways to travel and plan our journeys, and new ways to deliver services to our customers.

Future Transport...

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29 Oct 2017

This website and app introduces seven professionally-styled looks, using plants, that are scientifically proven to improve your air quality and make you feel more relaxed, inspired and positive.

The looks are supported by science.

For half a century, scientists have been carrying...

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Strategy

27 Oct 2017

Around 220,000 Queenslanders earn a living in the building and construction industry across the state.

Every day, their work has an enormous impact not only on the houses or apartments or office blocks they build, but on the communities in which...

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Slides

26 Oct 2017

Energy Consumers Australia brought together industry representatives, policy makers and consumer advocates to the Board’s Stakeholder Forum in Canberra to discuss the interests energy consumers in the ACT and across Australia. They made the presentation resources available for the benefit of...

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Draft report

21 Oct 2017

Fishermans Bend is an unparalleled opportunity for urban renewal on the doorstep of Melbourne’s famously liveable and economically productive central city. At 480 hectares and more than twice the size of the current CBD, Fishermans Bend is Australia's largest urban renewal site, and will play a...

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18 Oct 2017

Victorians deserve the best in infrastructure and services, from schools to hospitals, public transport, roads and community safety. But as Victoria’s population increases and technology progresses, what we demand from our infrastructure will also change.

The Victorian Infrastructure Plan...

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Discussion paper

17 Oct 2017

The Andrews Labor Government has committed to ban single-use, lightweight plastic shopping bags. This discussion paper seeks input from all Victorians on how we can design this ban to ensure it is fair and effective. It also broadens the conversation to what else we can do to manage other...

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Research report

16 Oct 2017

This current case study report forms part of a Melbourne Water funded RMIT University research project which investigates the role of the water sector in urban liveability, greening and cooling. Greening the West provides an interesting case study on this topic due to the...

Research report

12 Oct 2017

The co-benefits of urban liveability for the economy, social inclusion, environmental and social sustainability, and public health are now well recognised by all levels of government in Australia and internationally. Liveable communities are safe, socially cohesive and inclusive, and...

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