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Albanese on cities at AILA’s Canberra workshop

Shadow Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Anthony Albanese addressed the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects Living Cities workshop in Canberra today (Wednesday). Following are highlights from his speech. I’m pleased…

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CBRE is looking for a Sydney-based Sustainability Manager. Tasks include assisting the national sustainability manager with the NABERS rating program on all portfolios; monitoring compliance to the Commercial Building Disclosure;…

Lynden Clarke

Envizi snags industry heavyweights

Energy management software provider Envizi has in the past year snagged heavyweights from Energetics, Siemens and Bosch as part of an ambitious new strategy to deepen specialist energy management expertise…

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Our pick of jobs this week

The Property Council of Australia is recruiting a Policy Manager: Sustainability & Regulatory Affairs. Based in Sydney, the full-time role for a talented public policy professional will involve leading the…

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Advertisement: Manager Environmental Projects

  $112,440 – $126,001 pa plus superannuation Permanent full time opportunity Option to work under a 19 day month arrangement The City of Sydney is a leading environmental performer. This…

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Mirvac is after a Sydney-based Life Cycle Assessment Advisor, Sustainability for a part-time three-day-a-week, 3-6 month contract role. You will be responsible for supporting the Group General Manager Health, Safety,…

Marc England

AGL loses Marc England to NZ company

AGL Energy Limited has announced that its executive general manager new energy, Marc England, is leaving the company to become chief executive at Genesis Energy in New Zealand.

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The power of green bonds for property

In December, The Fifth Estate released its ebook Green Bonds and Property, which was created around a salon event held in London in the lead-up to the COP21 climate conference in Paris. We…

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NEPP: expanding CBD and NABERS on the cards

COAG’s call for the expansion of NABERS and Commercial Buildings Disclosure in the National Energy Productivity Plan has been welcomed by the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage, which owns…

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NZ: Green Star goes industrial

New Zealand now has its third Green Star-rated industrial property, with the awarding of a 5 Star Green Star rating to Ceres Organics’ 5500-square-metre warehouse complex at Mt Wellington in…

NZ: Sustainable procurement tool released

A new Smart Procurement Assessment Tool developed by New Zealand’s Sustainable Business Network will help major firms use their purchasing power to have a positive impact across the entire business…

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…

NEPP: expanding CBD and NABERS on the cards

COAG’s call for the expansion of NABERS and Commercial Buildings Disclosure in the National Energy Productivity Plan has been welcomed by the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage, which owns…

New ebook: focus on greening office waste

How well do you know your waste streams? For many businesses it can come as a surprise what makes up waste streams from their buildings – whether it’s the volumes…

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Design & Technology

Anthony Albanese

Albanese on cities at AILA’s Canberra workshop

Shadow Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Anthony Albanese addressed the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects Living Cities workshop in Canberra today (Wednesday). Following are highlights from his speech. I’m pleased…

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NSW embarks on historic social housing reform

More social housing, better opportunities and support to get out of social housing, and a better experience for those going through the system are the strategic priorities of sweeping reform…

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Floth becomes first to meet ASBEC's zero carbon definition

UPDATED 23 December 2015: Specialist engineering firm Floth Sustainable Building Consultants is the first company is Australia to meet the Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council’s zero carbon building standard definition…

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NSW embarks on historic social housing reform

More social housing, better opportunities and support to get out of social housing, and a better experience for those going through the system are the strategic priorities of sweeping reform…

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In a heatwave, the leafy suburbs are even more advantaged

Summer brings out the heliophobe in many of us. It’s manageable if you live in a house that stays cool when shut up tight. It helps if you’re physically capable…

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Case Studies

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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

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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…

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

Anthony Albanese

Albanese on cities at AILA’s Canberra workshop

Shadow Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Anthony Albanese addressed the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects Living Cities workshop in Canberra today (Wednesday). Following are highlights from his speech. I’m pleased…

Jobs News

green-jobs-small

Our pick of jobs this week

CBRE is looking for a Sydney-based Sustainability Manager. Tasks include assisting the national sustainability manager with the NABERS rating program on all portfolios; monitoring compliance to the Commercial Building Disclosure;…

Lynden Clarke

Envizi snags industry heavyweights

Energy management software provider Envizi has in the past year snagged heavyweights from Energetics, Siemens and Bosch as part of an ambitious new strategy to deepen specialist energy management expertise…

jobs-colleagues-meeting-to-discuss

Our pick of jobs this week

The Property Council of Australia is recruiting a Policy Manager: Sustainability & Regulatory Affairs. Based in Sydney, the full-time role for a talented public policy professional will involve leading the…

june 2015 city-of-sydney-logo-20121

Advertisement: Manager Environmental Projects

  $112,440 – $126,001 pa plus superannuation Permanent full time opportunity Option to work under a 19 day month arrangement The City of Sydney is a leading environmental performer. This…

jobs-generic

Our pick of jobs this week

Mirvac is after a Sydney-based Life Cycle Assessment Advisor, Sustainability for a part-time three-day-a-week, 3-6 month contract role. You will be responsible for supporting the Group General Manager Health, Safety,…

Marc England

AGL loses Marc England to NZ company

AGL Energy Limited has announced that its executive general manager new energy, Marc England, is leaving the company to become chief executive at Genesis Energy in New Zealand.

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Anthony Albanese

Albanese on cities at AILA’s Canberra workshop

Shadow Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Anthony Albanese addressed the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects Living Cities workshop in Canberra today (Wednesday). Following are highlights from his speech. I’m pleased…

See More »