Cooperative Research Centre for Low Carbon Living (CRCLCL) has announced that it has joined the University of South Australia to create the first Adelaide Living Laboratory (ALL) program, a research hub designed to investigate ways to lower carbon emissions in our built environment.
The venture will be carried out over four year in an onsite research format at the South Australian towns of Tonsley, Lochiel Park and Bowden. The community, industry and university participants will all contribute to the research in a bid to develop and propagate better understandings of low carbon living to the South Australian and greater Australian communities.
Stage 1 of the Living Laboratory is currently underway at Tonsley and Bowden with a focus on integrated energy, water, waste, transport precinct modelling and energy demand management solutions.
Both towns are also currently working to achieve a targeted Green Star-Communities 5 star rating.