The Cooperative Research Centre for Low Carbon Living (CRCLCL) will stage a series of nationwide events to celebrate seven years of continuous research with university and industry partners.
The CRCLCL will officially close next month but is on track to meet its founding target which is a cumulative reduction in carbon emissions of 10 megatonnes by 2020.
“This is a milestone we've achieved through the combined impact of all of our research projects,” according to Professor Deo Prasad, the CEO of CRCLCL.
The CRCLCL has worked closely with the University of New South Wales (UNSW), University of Wollongong (UOW) and three other universities across Australia, to develop next-generation, low carbon materials and technologies to help develop sustainable cities.
With more than 140 research projects and 90 PhD students nationwide, the CRCLCL has produced an evidence base to help government and industry meet their carbon reduction and energy efficiency targets.
Professor Prasad said the CRCLCL is focused on mainstreaming its substantial body of research as it approaches the end of its government funding.
“It’s time to take our research to a broader audience - we want Australians to see how our research has progressed low carbon living across all aspects of urban life,” he said.
“Our research has contributed to changing the way we build our cities and manage them in the face of climate change, increased heatwaves and human demand on energy, waste and water.”
The series of expos will be hosted by Adjunct Associate Professor with the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of NSW and CRCLCL project leader, Dr Josh Byrne.
For Sydney, UNSW and UOW will host their Expo on Tuesday, May 14, 2019, at Royal Randwick Racecourse.
The event is free and topics to be discussed include urban cooling, low carbon retrofits, renewable energy, and living laboratories.