Title: Living Labs for Social and Technical Innovation in Sustainability
Speaker: Prof Greg Morrison, Curtin University
Time: 12.30-1.30pm, Wednesday 30th November 2016
Place: Sustainable Buildings Research Centre (SBRC), Innovation Campus of the University of Wollongong, Squires Way, North Wollongong.
Abstract Living Labs play a vital role in providing industry (including large companies and SMEs) knowledge institutes and policymakers with a unique new infrastructure in testing and the co-development of sustainable products, services, legislation.
In this seminar Prof Morrison will describe a range of Living Lab projects across Europe and Australia, which all aim to connect industry, academic, and public stakeholders, while facilitating user-centred studies.
His research covers a range of topics including: a) insight research involving the study of current practices in existing homes; b) studies in prototype houses equipped with innovative products and services focused on sustainable living; and c) field testing, in which research prototypes are up-scaled such that existing homes can be equipped with innovative sustainable technologies.
This talk will be of relevance to a number of projects and living laboratories at UOW, and others proposed for the Illawarra Region/NSW.
Biography Greg Morrison was appointed Professor in Sustainable Cities, at the Curtin University Sustainability Institute, Perth, in October 2015, and is the coordinator of the extensive Living Laboratories program of the Australian Cooperative Research Centre for Low Carbon Living.
Greg is also a co-founder of the Climate-KIC Australia initiative. His research concerns systems and engineering, as well as practice based research which contributes to contemporary sustainable homes.
Previously Greg was Professor and Deputy Head of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden. He was the innovator behind the HSB Living Labhttps://www.hsb.se/kampanjer/hsblivinglab/Om/ at Gothenburg (image below), which has won numerous international awards and has demonstrated new modular construction practices and extremely high sustainability outcomes. He was also responsible for Chalmers University initiatives within the EU Climate-KIChttp://www.climate-kic.org/.
For further details contact Robyn Dawson at the email address above.
HSB Living Lab at Chalmers University, Gothenburg.