ICS project a case study in Australian Innovation System Report

ICS's Australian Research Council project, 'Cool Living Heritage in Southeast Asia: Sustainable Alternatives to Air-conditioned Cities' has been featured as a case study in the Department of Industry's 2013 Australian Innovation System Report.

The Report demonstrates the importance of innovation and monitors the performance of Australia's innovation system at the national level.

The Cool Living Heritage project focuses on alternatives to electronic air-conditioning to encourage more sustainable urban lifestyles in Southeast Asia.

Rather than focusing on specific architectural solutions or ‘green technologies’, the team, comprising of ICS researchers Tim Winter and Donald McNeill, have developed an innovative, more holistic approach to the problem, by considering the possibilities of reintroducing and maintaining low carbon, tradition based approaches to thermal comfort.