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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,…

City of Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore and sustainability director Chris Derksema

Sydney commits to net zero by 2050

The NSW Government may be holding out on the global move to net zero, but it isn’t stopping the City of Sydney, which on Monday night passed an environmental action…

Sean Maxwell

Bugs versus building science

Within a few hours of moving in, we had spotted a cockroach. The little beast was trying to hide in the shadows of a corner. My wife, always humane, collected…

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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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Adelaide City Council is looking for an Associate Director Sustainability for a five-year fixed-term contract. The position will lead the development and delivery of the council’s sustainability agenda and the…

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Our pick of jobs this week

Frasers Property is after a Melbourne-based Sustainability Manager. Reporting to the Executive General Manager, the Sustainability Manager will be responsible for the management and implementation of the sustainability strategy with…

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It’s a Victorian focus this week. RMIT University in Melbourne is after an Assistant, Sustainability Engagement to assist in creating a cultural shift at the university by promoting the adoption…

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Our pick of jobs this week

The ACT Government’s Environment and Planning Directorate is searching for its next Executive Director, Sustainability and Climate Change, responsible for developing and implementing sustainability policies and programs, including those relating…

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Our pick of jobs this week

The City of Sydney is hiring a Sustainability Engagement Manager – Residential responsible for leading the development and delivery of a range of services related to the Residential Apartment Sustainability…

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CSR Bradford to supply Tesla Powerwall battery

Insulation and energy-saving product installation company CSR Bradford has announced that it will begin supplying and installing a new automated solar panel system using Tesla Energy’s Powerwall battery to customers…

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Energy retailers and a special kind of fury

There’s a special kind of fury reserved for Australian energy retailers. It’s the kind of anger caused by being told one thing at the beginning of a painstaking 30 minute…

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Our pick of jobs this week

Adelaide City Council is looking for an Associate Director Sustainability for a five-year fixed-term contract. The position will lead the development and delivery of the council’s sustainability agenda and the…

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,…

Sydney commits to net zero by 2050

The NSW Government may be holding out on the global move to net zero, but it isn’t stopping the City of Sydney, which on Monday night passed an environmental action…

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Our pick of jobs this week

Adelaide City Council is looking for an Associate Director Sustainability for a five-year fixed-term contract. The position will lead the development and delivery of the council’s sustainability agenda and the…

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,…

Sydney commits to net zero by 2050

The NSW Government may be holding out on the global move to net zero, but it isn’t stopping the City of Sydney, which on Monday night passed an environmental action…

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NZ: EV package to stimulate sustainable transport uptake

Westpac NZ has responded positively to the New Zealand government’s freshly released package of measures to stimulate electric vehicle uptake with the announcement of a new leasing product for institutional…

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NZ government embroiled in carbon credit scandal

The New Zealand government may have participated in major climate fraud through the use of dodgy “hot air” carbon credits issued by the Ukraine and Russia, according to a new…

NZ: EV uptake on the move

Electric vehicles are starting to gain serious traction in New Zealand, with New Zealand Post this month announcing it has committed to investing $15 million in electric delivery vehicles for…

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Our pick of jobs this week

Adelaide City Council is looking for an Associate Director Sustainability for a five-year fixed-term contract. The position will lead the development and delivery of the council’s sustainability agenda and the…

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,…

Sydney commits to net zero by 2050

The NSW Government may be holding out on the global move to net zero, but it isn’t stopping the City of Sydney, which on Monday night passed an environmental action…

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Case study: The Carbon Positive House

How to build a (sustainable) world in a day. Annie Kane discovers how Archiblox is building a cutting-edge sustainable house in just six hours.

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Case study: Sawmill House

Balanced along the edge of a former gold mine quarry in Yackandandah, Victoria, Sawmill House is a poetic example of young Melbourne and Hobart-based studio Archier’s belief in open, culturally…

GE’s new Springfield HQ keeps ESD core

Springfield, Queensland is using high building sustainability standards to attract major corporations to the masterplanned city’s commercial office precinct, according to Congrad Gargett project architect Annissa Farrell, and GE’s $72…

Gardenhill’s pet-friendly take on high-density living

Beulah International’s $77 million multi-residential Gardenhill project in Doncaster in Melbourne’s east is the first in the metropolitan area to create a dog-friendly development with a private off-leash garden area,…

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Arts and Letters

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…

Review: Architects’ Houses by Stephen Crafti

Stepping inside the pages of Stephen Crafti’s exploration of 20 homes designed by leading Australian architects is like diving into several major art galleries in rapid succession. The photography is…

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News From The Front

The Energy  Storage 
Conference, Sydney, 2016

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,…

City of Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore and sustainability director Chris Derksema

Sydney commits to net zero by 2050

The NSW Government may be holding out on the global move to net zero, but it isn’t stopping the City of Sydney, which on Monday night passed an environmental action…

Sean Maxwell

Bugs versus building science

Within a few hours of moving in, we had spotted a cockroach. The little beast was trying to hide in the shadows of a corner. My wife, always humane, collected…

1

Jobs News

jobs6-e1425965323172-160x120

Our pick of jobs this week

Adelaide City Council is looking for an Associate Director Sustainability for a five-year fixed-term contract. The position will lead the development and delivery of the council’s sustainability agenda and the…

green-jobs-small

Our pick of jobs this week

Frasers Property is after a Melbourne-based Sustainability Manager. Reporting to the Executive General Manager, the Sustainability Manager will be responsible for the management and implementation of the sustainability strategy with…

jobs-generic

Our pick of jobs this week

It’s a Victorian focus this week. RMIT University in Melbourne is after an Assistant, Sustainability Engagement to assist in creating a cultural shift at the university by promoting the adoption…

jobs-colleagues-meeting-to-discuss

Our pick of jobs this week

The ACT Government’s Environment and Planning Directorate is searching for its next Executive Director, Sustainability and Climate Change, responsible for developing and implementing sustainability policies and programs, including those relating…

Business-People-Waiting-For-Job

Our pick of jobs this week

The City of Sydney is hiring a Sustainability Engagement Manager – Residential responsible for leading the development and delivery of a range of services related to the Residential Apartment Sustainability…

Events News

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…

ebooks

Design & Technology

jobs6-e1425965323172-160x120

Our pick of jobs this week

Adelaide City Council is looking for an Associate Director Sustainability for a five-year fixed-term contract. The position will lead the development and delivery of the council’s sustainability agenda and the…

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,…

Sydney commits to net zero by 2050

The NSW Government may be holding out on the global move to net zero, but it isn’t stopping the City of Sydney, which on Monday night passed an environmental action…

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