Sustainable living

Life choices aimed at reducing negative impacts on the environment or on other people.

Report

12 Mar 2019
10

This report summarizes recent, relevant, global developments in the video games sector, perspectives from over 50 thought leaders from the industry, and stand-out examples of world-class games. It extracts recommendations for how the video game industry, gamers, policymakers and UN Environment can together ‘Play for...

Report

28 Feb 2019
24

Outlining the current journey of Australia’s packaging waste from bin to landfill or reprocessing, this report highlights a compelling need to improve packaging recovery and recycling rates across all material streams in Australia and models five potential solutions for the future.

Report

22 Feb 2019
93

Describing the environmental effects of virgin pulp production and the US strong reliance on tissue products, this report grades leading brands based on their impacts on forests and outlines existing solutions that companies can adopt.

Report

Summary of a survey of 6500 women by the Australian Conservation Foundation and 1 Million Women
8 Feb 2019
8

A new survey of 6,500 Australian women’s views on climate change shows women will change their lives and votes for climate action. Almost nine in ten are ‘extremely concerned’ and one in three in the under-30 bracket are so worried that they are re-considering having...

Video

Leading the way to Net Zero Living #1
8 Oct 2018
8

Recorded on 27th September as part of World Green Building Week #homegreenhome

Following the recent Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco, September 12-14, and the launch of the World Green Building Council's Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment, hear from leading organisations about the...

Report

18 Sep 2018
59

This report summarises current research in health and environmental sciences, planning policy, legislation and standards, sustainability education, and innovative design trends. Its purpose is to inform future research into student thermal comfort and cooling solutions for schools in Western Sydney and NSW.

Video

Clip 1
14 Sep 2018
4

The Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment (the Commitment) challenges companies, cities, states and regions to reach Net Zero operating emissions in their portfolios by 2030, and to advocate for all buildings to be Net Zero in operation by 2050. By setting ambitious ‘absolute’ targets, the...

Guide

31 Aug 2018
5

SALT is a planned One Planet residential community set on the margins of the coastal township of Torquay in regional Victoria. Its history, location and setting is unique, local, and coastal, earning it the working name of ‘SALT’.

The SALT layout has been designed...

Report

Living lab director and coordination
30 Aug 2018
9

Fifteen Living Laboratories have been developed across Australia over the past 5 years under the auspices of the CRC for Low Carbon Living. The establishment of the Living Labs has been a significant investment and this report outlines the Living Labs and proposes a model...

Journal article

14 Aug 2018
12

Urban Living Labs (ULL) are considered spaces to facilitate experimentation about sustainability solutions. ULL represent sites that allow different urban actors to design, test and learn from socio-technical innovations. However, despite their recent proliferation in the European policy sphere, the underlying processes through which ULL...

Conference paper

24 Jun 2018
10

This paper introduces the concept of product essentiality within sustainable operations management studies. It investigates the influence of location, gender, and family income on the perception of essentiality of ordinary goods and services. A total of 81 items, were classified according to a binary position...

Article

19 Jun 2018
16

Despite significant changes in Australia’s physical and social fabric in the seventy years since the RVIA Small Homes Service’s conception, Robin Boyd’s resolve to do “better with less” remains as relevant today. Rory Hyde evaluates the service’s legacy and its potential application to today’s increasingly...

Report

14 Apr 2018
204

This report presents the students’ combined contributions to a sustainability scoping review and recommended audit tools for Queensland University of Technology and associated businesses at Kelvin Grove Campus and Village located 6 kilometres north of the Central Business District of Brisbane, Queensland.

Report

23 Jan 2018
45

Resilient and sustainable infrastructure is critical to economic growth and social progress. Looking at the challenges and opportunities ahead, this report harnesses the views of more than 500 industry decision makers globally, all of whom work on projects of +US$100 million.

Journal article

8 Dec 2017
14

This paper suggests that slum policy could be shifted from the Modernist high-rise slum clearance approach to a more organic, community-based renewal of the slums themselves in which infrastructure for energy, water, and waste can be brought in.

Guide

1 Dec 2017
82

This guide enables you to form or join a 'Livewell Group' with friends, neighbours, work colleagues or others you know, and help each other to reduce your carbon emissions.

Guide

10 Nov 2017
67

Here are ten, easy-to-follow principles of good design to use when buying or renting your next house or apartment.

Technical report

Railway stations, biophilic design and the Metro Tunnel project
3 Nov 2017
209

Creating Healthy Places offers guidelines and strategies as to how the proposed Metro Tunnel Rail Stations may enliven the health of Melbourne’s residents and commuters.

Report

31 May 2016
6

This study evaluates the technological, economic, environmental, regulatory and social feasibility of adopting algae building technology in Sydney NSW Australia as a source of renewable energy. Interview with 23 stakeholders in the built environment illustrate the drivers and challenges associated with such technology.

Guide

28 Apr 2016
8

This is the third in a series of papers intended to guide states as they embark on the path to Clean Power Plan (CPP) compliance. As one of many approaches to reducing pollution and complying with the CPP, states and localities can offer energy efficiency...

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