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Nina James

Investa commits to net zero emissions by 2040

Investa has committed to net zero emissions by 2040 across its $10 billion office portfolio and business operations, in a move designed to future-proof the company and attract long-term investment.

(L-R): FreeState creative director Adam Scott, HASSELL managing director Rob Backhouse and HASSELL chief executive Gerard Corcoran.

Experience is king as HASSELL acquires FreeState

Multidisciplinary design practice HASSELL has acquired UK-based user experience designers FreeState, in a $6 million move that aims to capitalise on a growing preference for experiences over “things”, according to…

Philip Livingston (left) with Andrew Perry.

EnergyAustralia teams up with Redback on smart solar

Retailer EnergyAustralia is getting into the smart storage game, entering into a $9.3 million partnership with solar tech company Redback Technologies in what represents the first investment by the retailer’s…

Redback managing director Philip Livingstone (right) with Queensland energy minister Mark Bailey.

Redback aims for ongoing hires to match company growth

Following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with University of Queensland’s commercialisation company UniQuest in February this year, Brisbane start-up Redback Technologies has opened a new research and development…

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…

Dan O'Toole

pitt&sherry merges with KMH Environmental

In brief: Infrastructure consultancy pitt&sherry has announced it is merging with environmental consultancy KMH Environmental, in a move pitt&sherry says will strengthen capabilities in NSW, while providing expanded services nationwide.

Digital-Cityscape

BuildingIQ doubles down on comfort with CSIRO IP purchase

Please click here for the article on Alastair Swayn. Apologies for the broken link Energy management software company BuildingIQ has spent about $500,000 buying up intellectual property around CSIRO’s OptiCool…