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Josh recently presented an update on the Josh’s House project at The CRC for Low Carbon Living’s annual Participant and Researchers Forum held in Sydney last week. Josh’s House was showcased as one of the CRC’s ‘Living Laboratory’ projects which aims to bridge the gap between the research and development, and the broader community – in this instance demonstrating that high performance housing is a reality now.

The aim of the CRC is to provide government and industry with social, technological and policy tools to overcome identified market barriers preventing adoption of cost effective low carbon products and services in the built environment, while maintaining industry competitiveness and improving quality of life. The two day Participant Forum provided an opportunity get an update on what’s been achieved in the first twelve months of operation and contribute ideas about opportunities for the years ahead.

Josh provided an overview of the community engagement and communications activities that have rolled out alongside the building of Josh’s House. To date, there’s been over 160,000 hits on the web site, 10,000 viewings of Josh’s House resources and over 20,000 views of the Josh’s House on-line videos. Add to that, the 4,000 plus people who rolled up to take a look at the inaugural open day and we reckon it’s been a great start!

He also gave an update on how the installation and commissioning of the  monitoring equipment is going, which will allow him to share building performance data including temperature, energy use, PV operation, water use and water recycling, via the Josh’ House website in the near future.

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