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How to green your supply chain

Some construction industry heavyweights are taking the sustainability mission beyond the base building rating approach, looking instead to improve sustainability along the entire supply chain through a new online tool…

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Industry accused of gaming ERF

The federal government’s Emissions Reduction Fund will be unlikely to purchase carbon abatement at “least cost” because companies will most likely inflate the price of their emissions reduction activities, new…

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Study: how to get value capture right

Cities around the world are increasingly turning to property developers to help fund rail transport projects that will raise property value – a method known as value capture. Now a…

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Getting the best deal on solar

With the surge in demand for solar photovoltaic systems across both the residential and commercial property sectors, a number of financing models have emerged as an alternative to the straight-forward…

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Strata apartments and the water trap

Owners of strata apartments who want to green their property are often hamstrung by a host of constraints that don’t assail owners of free standing property. Here we look at…

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Mirvac has a 12-month contract opportunity for an environmental sustainability manager to work in the Corporate Services division in the Sydney office. The position will be responsible for the management…

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AECOM is searching for a senior/principal sustainability consultant (built environment) to be based in Melbourne, due to expansion. The successful applicant needs experience in building energy modelling, Green Star and…

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The City of Vincent in Perth is searching for a manager strategic planning, sustainability & heritage services on a full-time performance based contract with a salary range over $100k. The…

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Study: how to get value capture right

Cities around the world are increasingly turning to property developers to help fund rail transport projects that will raise property value – a method known as value capture. Now a…

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GECA looks to expand beyond environmental labelling

Good Environmental Choice Australia is potentially expanding its approach beyond environmental labelling, with two new executives appointed last year on a short-term contract to undertake project work comprising deep stakeholder…

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How to green your supply chain

Some construction industry heavyweights are taking the sustainability mission beyond the base building rating approach, looking instead to improve sustainability along the entire supply chain through a new online tool…

ARENA to fund Perth biofuels plant

ARENA has announced $5.2 million in funding for Perth-based start-up Renergi to design and construct a pilot-scale bioenergy plant. The plant will use biomass such as agricultural waste and mallee…

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Getting the best deal on solar

With the surge in demand for solar photovoltaic systems across both the residential and commercial property sectors, a number of financing models have emerged as an alternative to the straight-forward…

Aurecon completes 6 Star Melbourne fitout

Engineering and technical services company Aurecon has completed the fitout for its Melbourne office, gaining a 6 Star Green Star Interiors rating in the process.

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Strata apartments and the water trap

Owners of strata apartments who want to green their property are often hamstrung by a host of constraints that don’t assail owners of free standing property. Here we look at…

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One Parramatta Square construction commences

Leighton Holdings and Charter Hall have formally commenced construction of their One Parramatta Square building, part of a massive urban renewal project to revitalise the Parramatta city centre.

How to green your strata building

As more Australians start to live in strata buildings, and power bills rise, the business case for improving the energy efficiency and overall sustainability of these properties is becoming more…

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BBP staging a green lease revolution

The Better Buildings Partnership in Sydney finished the year on a high note. With membership comprising most of the city’s largest landlords, supported by the City of Sydney, the BBP…

Langkawi eco paradise at The Frangipani

In tropical Langkawi, an island hideaway in the Andaman Sea off the North West Malaysian peninsular, a locally owned hotel is setting the benchmark for environmental practises in the region.

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Industry accused of gaming ERF

The federal government’s Emissions Reduction Fund will be unlikely to purchase carbon abatement at “least cost” because companies will most likely inflate the price of their emissions reduction activities, new…

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The top 10 ways to combat climate change

While the federal government continues to look for enlightenment in all the wrong places, and lists of heat records being shattered and sea-level rises being charted proliferate, it’s a good…

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The Global Change Institute: one year on

The 6 Star Green Star Global Change Institute at the University of Queensland was designed as a living laboratory and a working test case for a range of sustainability innovations.…

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Tesla technology saves Metricon thousands

As part of a recent refurbishment of the Metricon Homes’ head office in Melbourne, a lighting upgrade was carried that demonstrates clearly how a combination of new LED lighting technologies…

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Book review: Low Carbon Cities

Low Carbon Cities: Transforming Urban Systems, the third book in the Earthscan Series on Sustainable Design edited by Curtin University professor Steffen Lehmann, brings together research and case studies that…

The Fifth Estate’s holiday reading guide

Don’t even think about it – why our brains are wired to ignore climate change George Marshall embarks on a sociological, psychological and politically nuanced exploration of why it is,…

Book review: From the Ground Up

From the Ground Up: 20 stories of a Life in Architecture, by Dean Dewhirst, is everything a great architecture book should be – tactile, gorgeously presented, inspiring and rich with…