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Can voluntary behaviour save our environment?
Recent newspaper articles overseas and at home have been pointing to the need for a change in our lifestyles and behaviour if we are to confront and overcome a number of key challenges confronting us this century, writes Peter Newton.
The fall and rise of the green economy
It is five years since the Global Financial Crisis (GFC) and its knock-on effects are still playing out in ways that are likely to have longer-term implications than those purely financial in nature; namely, its impact on the green agendas of governments and industries and...
Assessing the impact of solar PV on domestic electricity consumption in Sydney: Exploring the prospect of rebound effects
This study examines patterns of electricity use by Sydney households who have installed solar PV technology compared to those who have not in order to identify whether conservation or rebound effects are associated with domestic photovoltaics. A rebound effect exists when expected energy (and carbon)...
Investigating the ‘low carbon readiness’ of built environment supply chain
Developed and administered by the Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia (ICSA), the ‘IS Tool’ is designed to be used to evaluate the sustainability of infrastructure across design, construction, and operational phases. The tool can be used as part of a self- assessment as well as...
Scoping document: the development of the Low Carbon Living calculator
The aim of this project is to develop and trial a prototype low-carbon precinct co-benefits calculator for use by urban planners and designers. The calculator will estimate co-benefits associated with a range of alternative precinct designs and transport/land use configurations across health, productivity, and pollution...
Guide to low carbon precincts
This document is a resource for anyone planning or assessing new low carbon precincts. Its advice complements existing policy and may be of use to developers, planners, policy makers and the community—anyone who is seeking to understand how to create sustainable urban outcomes.
Precinct design assessment: a guide to smart sustainable low carbon urban development
This guide has been developed to help speed a transition to sustainable urban development in two key environmental domains related to resource consumption and greenhouse gas emissions for Australia’s cities.
Towards zero carbon - regenerating our cities
This video introduces CRCLCL's projects exploring new instruments to engage stakeholders in redeveloping sustainable neighbourhoods.
Critical Connections: the role of the built environment sector in delivering green cities and a green economy
The green agenda for cities and the economy in general is a major focus of global institutions and is increasingly a major national and urban priority. Core issues and best practice for built environment businesses were collated from published studies and used in a survey...
The geography of solar photovoltaics (PV) and a new low carbon urban transition theory
This paper examines the early phases of a 21st century energy transition that involves distributed generation technologies employing low or zero carbon emission power sources and their take-up within Australia, with particular reference to the major cities and solar photovoltaics (PV). This transition is occurring...