Jemma Green is studying how disruptive technologies can improve Perth’s buildings and energy systems. Photo: Attila Csaszar

Building opportunities in affordable housing

When a prepared site was converted into the 77-apartment Adara complex near Cockburn in just 11 days late last year, the ‘potential’ for modular construction techniques in Perth became a reality.

However, evaluating the building technology’s environmental and economic credentials has proved even more of an eye-opener, according to Curtin University research fellow Jemma Green.

Ms Green is using her PhD in researching disruptive innovations in clean technologies, to produce Perth specific data about the economics of linking batteries to renewable energy in homes and the benefits of modular constructions.


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