To be a truly future-focused university, sustainability has to be at the heart of everything you do. At Curtin, sustainability is one of the pillars of our strategic plan and our commitment to it is evident not only through our teaching, buildings and plans for the future but through our research.

 

Projects

Developing a Cross Sector Digital Asset Information Model Framework for Asset Management

This project will expand the use of digital information modelling beyond design and construction to encompass asset management practices whilst concurrently improving sustainability, resilience and safety.

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Integrated Cities: Procuring Transport Infrastructure through Integrating Transport, Land Use and Finance

This project will provide industry with the capacity to mainstream a difficult new process on how to both unlock land development potential and integrate transportation infrastructure in Australia’s growing cities through tapping private investment.

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Life Cycle Assessment of Water Supply Options in Qatar

This study investigates, via life cycle assessment, a number of recycled water options for the city of Qatar and the sustainability impacts of each water supply system.

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Mapping the Social and Affordable Housing Supply Chain

This project will map the social and affordable housing sector in Australia, to help improve the productivity, effectiveness and efficiency of the system and thus enhance access.

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Reconstruction versus new construction: a sustainability assessment

This study investigates the sustainability benefits associated with the reconstruction of damaged infrastructure with recycled materials instead of virgin/new construction materials.

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Renewable energy transitions: implications for power utility and policy in Western Australia

This study models the uptake of household solar PV under various energy policy scenarios and examines the potential impacts on power utility production as households increasingly move towards increased renewable energy power sources.

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Sustainability education: threshold concepts and critical content

This research is focused on the development of sustainability education, critical learning concepts and constructs and examines the role of sustainability threshold concepts in sustainability education.

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Tech-Enabled Transport: Informing the Transition to Technology Enabled Transport Vehicles and Infrastructure

The aim of this project is to assist Australian transport related agencies and infrastructure consultants navigate the transition to technology enabled vehicles and transport infrastructure in the coming decade.

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The carbon positive living lab: White Gum Valley

The aim of this project is to create a carbon positive residential infill development which will have positive economic, social and environmental impacts.

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Unlocking Facility Value through Lifecycle Thinking

The aim of this project is to use smart digital frameworks to appropriately capture the information required for key decisions made across the lifecycle of facilities in the housing, buildings, transport, utilities and airport sectors, through developing an automated integrated system for asset management.

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