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Why we need to keep and extend BASIX

We will need to build more than four million new Australian homes by 2036, a greater than 50 per cent increase in dwelling stock from 2011. The prosperity and wellbeing of…

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Buildings Alive and Envizi team up

Two of Australia’s innovators in the building performance space, Buildings Alive and Envizi, have joined forces in a partnership that aims to deliver greater value for clients to optimise energy…

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How to make old houses energy-efficient

A 100-year old Victorian cottage in Albert Park with terrible thermal and energy performance is now achieving six star NatHERS and high air tightness following renovation and extension.

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Why we need to keep and extend BASIX

We will need to build more than four million new Australian homes by 2036, a greater than 50 per cent increase in dwelling stock from 2011. The prosperity and wellbeing of…

Our pick of jobs this week

Melbourne’s City of Stonnington is looking for an Environmental Sustainable Design Officer to deliver environmentally sustainable buildings in the City of Stonnington through the planning approval process. Key requirements of the role are…

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The ACT wants public servants on e-bikes

Public servants in the ACT may soon be using e-bikes to get between meetings, following the announcement of a new ACT government initiative to promote sustainable and active transport.

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Why we need to keep and extend BASIX

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Handbook launched for healthy, energy-efficient homes

By Willow Aliento

31 July 2014 — We typically spend at least a third of our lives in our homes, but while there have been many studies done into the impact of sustainable environments in the workplace, the domestic realm has not had the same degree of attention. A new book by interior designer Melissa Wittig from Healthy Interiors and sustainability consultant Danielle King from Green Moves Australia aims to fill the residential information gap and provide a blueprint for creating energy efficient and healthy homes.

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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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Home-Construction

Why we need to keep and extend BASIX

We will need to build more than four million new Australian homes by 2036, a greater than 50 per cent increase in dwelling stock from 2011. The prosperity and wellbeing of…

Lynden Clark

Buildings Alive and Envizi team up

Two of Australia’s innovators in the building performance space, Buildings Alive and Envizi, have joined forces in a partnership that aims to deliver greater value for clients to optimise energy…

exterior-of-new-extension

How to make old houses energy-efficient

A 100-year old Victorian cottage in Albert Park with terrible thermal and energy performance is now achieving six star NatHERS and high air tightness following renovation and extension.

2

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Our pick of jobs this week

Melbourne’s City of Stonnington is looking for an Environmental Sustainable Design Officer to deliver environmentally sustainable buildings in the City of Stonnington through the planning approval process. Key requirements of the role are…

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Advertise your job here. DIY

Advertise your job search here.  Just $250 + GST. Enjoy exposure in the most popular category on The Fifth Estate. Post the job yourself under our new DIY function or…

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GBCA: Head of Industry Development

This is a high level role, requiring someone who is results driven, has strong commercial business acumen and can drive organisational growth.

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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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Why we need to keep and extend BASIX

We will need to build more than four million new Australian homes by 2036, a greater than 50 per cent increase in dwelling stock from 2011. The prosperity and wellbeing of…

Our pick of jobs this week

Melbourne’s City of Stonnington is looking for an Environmental Sustainable Design Officer to deliver environmentally sustainable buildings in the City of Stonnington through the planning approval process. Key requirements of the role are…

Buildings Alive and Envizi team up

Two of Australia’s innovators in the building performance space, Buildings Alive and Envizi, have joined forces in a partnership that aims to deliver greater value for clients to optimise energy…

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