In 2012, we were instrumental in securing government funding for a Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) for Low Carbon Living, a seven-year research initiative to build an evidence base for carbon reduction in the built environment.

It involved collaboration between industry; Universities across Australia including 100 PhD graduates; Federal, State and Local government including the CSIRO; and the professional bodies representing consultants, designers and specialists in the built environment, all with the shared aim of transforming Australia into a zero carbon leader.

Multiplex became a founding member of the CRC, and our Executive Director Sustainability, Safety & Health Dennis Else became a Board Member and Chair of the Research Advisory Committee.

As part of the CRC, we developed evidence-based tools to show clients how to use their projects to maximise their unique value drivers, and to quantify the cost and carbon impacts of their design and delivery decisions.

Our early leadership through the CRC demonstrated the need for our industry to focus on carbon, and reinforced our own decarbonisation journey towards net zero.

  • 150 projects
  • 17 Living Laboratories
  • 4 educational modules
  • 671 publications, papers, text books and reports
  • 6 low carbon living guides
  • 23 modelling and forecasting tools