Sustainable Cities

STELR would like to draw you attention to two videos highlighting Australian innovation in  different aspects of sustainability. The first one highlights the work of CSIRO's Flexible Electronics Laboratory in Clayton, Victoria  where researchers are developing low-cost, light-weight, printable and flexible solar cells. These cells could be used in the future to generate electricity on a huge range of surfaces. STELR staff recently visited the lab and saw the cells made into electricity-generating vertical blinds.

 

The second video features sustainable designer and builder, Joost Bakker whose low-energy house is made from natural, non-toxic and recyclable materials. His double-glazed windows are made from Viridian glass which also features as one of the test materials in the new STELR Sustainable Housing module.

The videos are from the Think Ahead exhibition, Scienceworks, Museum Victoria. Used with permission.