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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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BuildingPoint Australia is after a Sydney-based Sustainable Building Design Engineer / Architect to work with Sefaira high-performance building software. As a Sefaira Engineer / Architect, you will work with a…

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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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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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Habitech enters the NZ housing market

Melbourne-based prefabricated modular housing company Habitech Systems has entered the New Zealand market, with an exclusive partnership deal with NZ construction firm LiteGreen Projects.

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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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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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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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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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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…

jobs-pix

Our pick of jobs this week

BuildingPoint Australia is after a Sydney-based Sustainable Building Design Engineer / Architect to work with Sefaira high-performance building software. As a Sefaira Engineer / Architect, you will work with a…

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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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Design & Technology

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 »