Research to Reality Expo: South Australia, Wednesday, 15 May 2019 How can we achieve a zero-carbon future?

Addressing climate change and reducing carbon in our environment are hot topics, but do we know the facts and solutions for the future?

Over the past seven years the Cooperative Research Centre for Low Carbon Living (CRCLCL), has worked closely with the University of South Australia (UniSA) and five other universities across Australia, to develop next-generation, low carbon materials and technologies to help develop sustainable cities.

“We are on track to meet our founding target of a cumulative reduction in carbon emissions of 10 megatonnes by 2020 – a milestone we’ve achieved through the combined impact of all of our research projects,” said CRCLCL CEO, Professor Deo Prasad.

During May and June, the CRCLCL – which officially closes at the end of June – will stage a series of nationwide events to celebrate seven years of continuous research with its university and industry partners.

The Expos will be hosted by Dr Josh Byrne, CRCLCL Project Leader and host of ABCTV’s Gardening Australia with low-carbon living experts on hand to answer questions.

For South Australia, UniSA will host an Expo on Wednesday, 15 May 2019, 9.30am-6.30pm at The Science Exchange, 55 Exchange Place, Adelaide, to showcase South Australian and CRCLCL achievements. The event is FREE and open to ALL.  Program details and registration HERE.

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.

“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.”

Expo exhibits and topics to be discussed include:

  • Low carbon homes, schools and tourism
  • Urban cooling
  • Renovate or Rebuild?
  • Renewable energy
  • Living laboratories

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