Official Launch of the CRC for Low Carbon Living - 12 December 2012

The CRC for Low Carbon Living will be officially opened by Senator the Hon Chris Evans, Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills, Science and Research, along with The Honorable Robert Hill AC (Chairman, CRC for Low Carbon Living).  The Centre is housed in the Tyree Energy Technologies Building, a landmark 6-Star energy efficient building recently opened at the UNSW Kensington campus.

The Low Carbon Living CRC is headed by BE alumnus, Scientia Professor Deo Prasad (MArch 1988, MSc(Building) 1990, PhD 1993) and will bring together key property, planning, engineering and policy organisations with leading Australian researchers to develop new social, technological and policy tools for reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the built environment.  There are three major research streams that reflect the three pivotal “bridges” that must be crossed in order to deliver a low carbon built environment:

  1. Integrated Building Systems
  2. Low Carbon Precincts
  3. Engaged Communities

This research leverages recognised world-class expertise from researchers in five universities and the CSIRO, as well as the wealth of knowledge provided by all the CRC participants. The aim is to discover the underlying principles of low carbon living in the Australian context, addressing the unique requirements of the Australian climate, construction practices, demographics and policy environment.  This will help unlock barriers to cost-effective carbon reduction opportunities, empower communities and facilitate the widespread adoption of integrated renewable energy.  

Climate change is a key challenge of our time.  Urgent action must be taken to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in order to avoid likely dangerous effects of climate change.  Visit the CRC for Low Carbon Living’s website to find out more: