Legacy Living Laboratory

Legacy Living LaboratoryWe are committed to championing change in Western Australia's housing industry by demonstrating new technologies and sustainable living initiatives.

A partnership with Curtin University will deliver a Legacy Living Laboratory, a learning space that will feature a commercial kitchen, meeting spaces and real time data display.

Research into precinct-scale sustainability initiatives will help to inform best practice design for future housing developments.

The Living Laboratory concept is a learn-by-doing approach to research where innovations are tested in real-life settings with the aim of informing policy and industry outcomes.

Legacy Living Laboratory will display live data from our projects and champion sustainability to inform industry outcomes.

East Village at Knutsford will demonstrate precinct-scale design excellence on a number of levels by incorporating diverse building typologies, climate-sensitive considerations, microgrid energy sharing plus creative urban greening and water management strategies.

These sustainability initiatives are expected to significantly reduce typical operational greenhouse gas emissions across the development, with residences powered by renewable energy.

The Legacy Living Laboratory (L3) will visually demonstrate key sustainability findings from our sustainable housing developments.

The building will be used for events, as a study space for Curtin PhD students and as meeting rooms for East Village. The laboratory will remain in place for approximately three years.

Data from leading sustainable developments such as WGV at White Gum Valley and the initial East Village development will be displayed. The Laboratory has also been selected as the location of the national iHUB project, a network of national research collaboration for smarter urban planning, design and management.

Mirreco, a Perth start-up manufacturing building panels and other building products using compressed hemp and polymers, will showcase a housing prototype at the development. The proposed prototype will demonstrate the capabilities of alternative, sustainable building materials within the housing sector. The prototype will remain at East Village for 12 months.

The Project will be home to the Curtin University and LandCorp L3. L3 is planned to be installed onsite by July 2019 and will feature a visual portal displaying data from Smart Cities, WGV and Knutsford.

L3 has been selected as the location of the national iHUB project, supporting a network of national research collaboration for smarter urban planning, design and management.

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Project Partners:

Curtin UniversityPower Ledger