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RICS launches green roofs and walls guide

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors has released a guidance note providing advice on getting green walls and roofs on commercial and residential developments.

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Perth developer in strata solar and battery first

An ambitious Perth developer has gained approval for the first strata complex in Australia to offer shared solar and battery storage, promising to cut resident energy bills by 30 per cent.

Stephen Ashton,  in front of the Perth Arena, "our squashed beer can"

Vale Stephen Ashton, 2016 joint Gold Medal winner

Australian Institute of Architects national president Ken Maher has expressed “great sadness” at the passing of Stephen Ashton, co-founder of ARM Architecture, former Victorian chapter president and joint recipient of…

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Ergon: Time-of-use electricity tariffs don’t work

A senior product manager from one of Australia’s biggest electricity suppliers has admitted an unpleasant truth that electricity market reformers have ignored for years: household customers don’t want time-of-use tariffs…

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The Victorian Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning is looking for a Melbourne-based Senior Advisor for its Sustainability Fund. The role will help improve Victoria’s management of waste and…

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Engineers Without Borders is looking for volunteers for its International Field Professional Program, which places professionals with local community organisations or within a local sector to work with them in…

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Alan Pears on Basslink blues and abatement buy-in

Is a second Basslink cable the best solution for Tasmania? And with the UN now trading carbon offsets, how can you become a voluntary abater? Alan Pears reviews the options.

Aussie renewable energy storage market heating up

The renewable energy storage market is heating up, with utilities, solar providers and whole communities among those generating a high level of activity in the field, according to Mary Hendriks,…

Government announces new energy efficiency priority areas

Lighting, non-domestic fans, swimming pool pumps, commercial refrigerated storage and display cabinets, airconditioning, and domestic fridges and freezers have been named the six priority areas of the national Equipment Energy…

Commercial building solar cooling leaps forward

CSIRO has revealed it is testing a commercial solar cooling system on the roof of Stockland’s Wendouree Shopping Centre in Ballarat, Victoria, in a $1.2 million project with Stockland and…

Green homes are only as green as their users

New research out of Michigan State University has found that more than 50 per cent of potential energy savings from energy efficient homes can be lost if users don’t know…

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Green roof

RICS launches green roofs and walls guide

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors has released a guidance note providing advice on getting green walls and roofs on commercial and residential developments.

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RICS launches green roofs and walls guide

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors has released a guidance note providing advice on getting green walls and roofs on commercial and residential developments.

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Book review: Hyperlocalization of Architecture

Australian architects are “the most avant garde in the world when it comes to integrating environmental vision in building design at almost every scale,” according to LEED accredited Passive House…

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Book review: Make Garbage Great

Make Garbage Great – The Family Guide to a Zero-Waste Lifestyle by TerraCycle founders Tom Szaky and Albe Zakes is a glorious hybrid of coffee table conversation starter, encyclopaedia of…

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Green roof

RICS launches green roofs and walls guide

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors has released a guidance note providing advice on getting green walls and roofs on commercial and residential developments.

Evermore-WGV-White_Gum_Valley-Aerial-lowerres-

Perth developer in strata solar and battery first

An ambitious Perth developer has gained approval for the first strata complex in Australia to offer shared solar and battery storage, promising to cut resident energy bills by 30 per cent.

Stephen Ashton,  in front of the Perth Arena, "our squashed beer can"

Vale Stephen Ashton, 2016 joint Gold Medal winner

Australian Institute of Architects national president Ken Maher has expressed “great sadness” at the passing of Stephen Ashton, co-founder of ARM Architecture, former Victorian chapter president and joint recipient of…

Jobs News

green-jobs-small

Our pick of jobs this week

The Victorian Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning is looking for a Melbourne-based Senior Advisor for its Sustainability Fund. The role will help improve Victoria’s management of waste and…

jobs-generic

Our pick of jobs this week

Engineers Without Borders is looking for volunteers for its International Field Professional Program, which places professionals with local community organisations or within a local sector to work with them in…

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Dr Lisa McDonald

Ergon: Time-of-use electricity tariffs don’t work

A senior product manager from one of Australia’s biggest electricity suppliers has admitted an unpleasant truth that electricity market reformers have ignored for years: household customers don’t want time-of-use tariffs…

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Green roof

RICS launches green roofs and walls guide

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors has released a guidance note providing advice on getting green walls and roofs on commercial and residential developments.

See More »