Living Labs

Ten suburban homes near Fremantle in Western Australia have been chosen to participate in a two-year research project conducted by Curtin University and the CRC for Low Carbon Living.

Each household has bought into the idea of reducing its environmental footprint in some way or another, be it with solar panels on the roof, water tanks collecting rain or low energy lighting and appliances.

The question we are looking to answer is if provided with the right information and guidance will these householders go even further to reduce their energy and water consumption and lower their carbon footprint? Basically, is our behaviour the number one factor in living more sustainably? Can simple lifestyle changes reduce our bills, make our homes more comfortable and save us money?

That’s what LIVING LABS is looking to find out…

Series Introduction
Saving Energy
Saving Water
Wrap Up