The CRCLCL is an Australian-based, seven-year academic and industry partnership to upgrade the technological capabilities of industrial sectors across the globe. CRC aims to cut Australia’s residential and commercial carbon emissions by an extra 10 mega tons of carbon dioxide equivalent per year by 2020, in addition to government commitments.

The Goal

To achieve this goal, CRC focuses on collaborative innovation by bringing stakeholders from planning, engineering and policy organizations together to develop technological and policy tools, facilitating the development of low-carbon products and services to reduce emissions.

Solutions and Involvement

As a founding member, AECOM conducted research to examine how to adapt existing power and water infrastructure into more flexible, resilient and sustainable networks. The work sought to identify the opportunities and challenges with using public-private partnerships to make existing infrastructure more energy and resource efficient. The research focused on the Broadway neighborhood in inner-city Sydney, but highlighted methods that could be applied to enable such improvements in any urban area.

Achievements and Outcomes

This research informed a toolkit, policy directive and transition manual to help future teams create low-carbon infrastructure.

Our Work and the SDGs

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have been adopted by countries to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. AECOM supports the SDGs. You can read AECOM’s Sustainability Report 2016  to learn more about how our work on clients’ projects, like this one, is helping transform the world.