Sustainability Live

Planning for a carbon zero / carbon positive future

Urban developments around the world are using smart design and new materials to create net-zero energy structures and even carbon positive districts that challenge everything we have learnt about design to date. When it comes to being sustainable, one of the most effective ways to lower a carbon footprint is to reduce or even entirely eliminate a building’s reliance on external fossil-fuel derived energy for power and lighting. How can residential homes and for that matter, precincts reduce their carbon environmental footprint and how have some precinct around the world been designed to be carbon positive and what can we learn and borrow from these designs?

At the end of this panel, attendees will be able to:

  • name at least three developments around the world that are using smart design and new materials to create net-zero energy structures and even carbon positive districts.
  • What are some of the most effective ways to lower a carbon footprint in the built environment?
  • Show how carbon positive is possible in an urban context.
  • What are some of the quickest and easiest ways residential homes and for that matter, precincts reduce their carbon environmental footprint?

Competency Standard – Design: Schematic Design
Relates to: 4.2 Evaluation of design options against values of physical, environmental and cultural contexts.


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