Sustainable living

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Report

Energy and indoor climate visualisation to encourage households for low carbon living

This pilot project was designed to address this gap in energy usage information through the development of an integrated visualisation platform to allow households to explore their indoor comfort conditions, and disaggregate electricity consumption and water consumption at a residential scale.
Guide

Playbook for guiding diners toward plant-rich dishes in food service

This playbook details 23 behaviour change strategies to help food service companies support diners in choosing more sustainable, plant-rich dishes when shopping or dining out – action that’s important for meeting global emissions goals and achieving the Paris Agreement on climate change.
Report

Renewables in cities: 2019 global status report

This report is the first in what is to become an annual stock-take of the global transition to renewable energy at the city-level. REN21 is developing this series to build up reliable data on and create a comprehensive picture of renewable energy developments in cities...
Strategy

Our Place Inner West: draft local strategic planning statement

This document guides land use in Sydney's Inner West over the next twenty years towards sustainable urban living through the Local Strategic Planning Statement.
Literature review

If living labs are the answer – what's the question? A review of the literature

The world's economy is becoming increasingly knowledge intensive. This will drive further technological, societal and organisational change. A knowledge intensive economy gives the producers of knowledge – universities – a potentially key role in shaping our future.
Journal article

Challenges in transitioning to low carbon living for lower income households in Australia

In the move towards low carbon living, the challenges faced by lower income groups are often overlooked. Recent rises in electricity costs disproportionate to income make this a more critical issue. Based on findings from focus group discussions with 164 lower income households and 18...
Journal article

Learning for low carbon living: the potential of mobile learning applications for built environment trades and professionals in Australia

Professionals and tradespeople do not promote low carbon building options unless they have proven solutions and confidence to implement them. Consequently, without effective education and training they continue to ‘lock in’ high carbon options. Studies of education and training in sustainable and low-carbon building practices...
Journal article

Low Carbon Readiness Index: a short measure to predict private low carbon behaviour

Highlights Low Carbon Readiness Index (LCRI) is a three-item measure of low carbon strivings. LCRI predicts reported low carbon behaviours, and reduction in actual energy use. LCRI can be used to develop low carbon policies and monitor their implementation. Abstract
Video

Towards zero carbon: living a low carbon life

This video features two of the CRC for Low Carbon Living's 17 Living Laboratories where a ‘learn by doing’ environment was key, involving local councils, developers, residents and businesses that integrate, test and evaluate low carbon living solutions in-situ.
Video

Towards zero carbon: low carbon tourism Blue Mountains

Tourism represents about 5% of Australia's carbon emissions. This innovative program that started in the Blue Mountains has helped 80 local businesses lower their carbon emissions by up to 15%.