Building

RMIT: from grey ghosts to stylish green

It’s been five years, but the transformation of RMIT’s “grey ghost” 1960s buildings into sustainable state-of-the-art and uber-stylish spaces is now complete.

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Unpacking the Build to Rent portfolio

Build to Rent could become a strategically important contributor to the future housing landscape, helping renters to obtain secure, relatively affordable housing, while providing a stable, long-term investment. But the government needs to step up to make it an attractive proposition.

Sustainable House Day: our favourites

From tiny homes and clever conversions to renovations in progress and the latest in sustainable technologies, this Sunday’s Sustainable House Day has a raft of reasons to get out of your house and into someone else’s.

Senate committee calls for flammable cladding ban

There’s no place for the import, sale or use of combustible polyethylene (PE) core aluminium composite panels in Australia, a Senate inquiry into non-conforming building products has declared.

Woman sitting office reading at Australian ethical

How do you know if your office is healthy?

This excerpt from The Fifth Estate’s Healthy Offices ebook shows that when attempting to gauge whether an office is a truly healthy space, both qualitative and quantitative data are equally important.