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Project update - May - July

Last month CSIRO, along with many others, celebrated our role in the Apollo 11 moon landing, 50 years ago. At the same time that our scientists and technicians were playing their part in space history, we were already 11 years into research, and associated management at the CSIRO Ginninderra property. 

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Portal boosts energy star performance

Planning the next wave of sustainable homes received a boost when CSIRO released a new data portal that tracks energy efficiency progress across Australia.  

The Australian Housing Data (AHD) Portal shows that the average newly-constructed home has an energy rating of 6.2 stars which is a significant increase above the estimated 1.8 rating for an average home when star ratings were introduced in 2001. 

The Portal contains data across states and climate zones and can be further broken down by design (e.g. dwelling class and floor area), construction (e.g. type of walls and roofing) and fixtures and appliances (e.g. solar PV and heating/cooling systems). 

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Agreement to accelerate global hydrogen market

Clean energy research and the development of the global hydrogen market is to be accelerated through a new collaboration between CSIRO and a Canadian university.

CSIRO and the University of British Columbia (UBC) announced a Memorandum of Understanding to enhance clean energy research and industry partnerships between Canada and Australia and provide economic growth opportunities for both countries.  The partners will share their ‘best practice’ approaches, and develop joint clean energy research and demonstration projects, such as hydrogen refuelling infrastructure.
 
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