Engineering/Technology

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The megatrends that will rock the property industry

New research by EY, in conjunction with the Green Building Council of Australia and Property Council of Australia, hopes to shake the property industry from its slumber on the inevitable…

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Tesla Powerwall 2.0 sees enquiries double

Homebuyers and builders have pushed up demand for solar and batteries to double previous levels following the release of Tesla’s Powerwall 2.0, according to CSR Bradford’s executive general manager Anthony…

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HFC phase down: Keeping our cool, safely

Global agreement on 16 October to phase down refrigerants with high global warming potential has been welcomed in Australia, but how prepared is the industry and what are the issues…

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NZ: Electric vehicles get a boost from BMW

BMW is investing in growing uptake of electric vehicles in New Zealand, entering into a partnership arrangement with Charge Net NZ to develop a national EV charging network that will…

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3D printing vulnerable to hackers

It’s touted as one of the next big disruptions in the construction space, but researchers from NYU have warned that 3D printing could be vulnerable to cyberattack.

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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.

CSIRO's printed solar cells are set to be used in a building-integrated photovoltaic roofing product.

Innovative built environment projects score millions in CRC grants

Research projects involving printed solar film for building products, innovative prefabricated building systems and multi-storey timber housing technology have shared in $22.6 million of federal funding delivered through the Cooperative…

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Barangaroo gets an Aussie-first “breathing wall”

Lendlease’s new headquarters at its Barangaroo South development has become the first to install a new green wall technology researchers say absorbs carbon dioxide faster than any other plant system.

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Government commits to HFC phasedown

The federal government has announced a phase-down of HFC imports to occur from January 2018, which is estimated to reduce HFC emissions by 85 per cent by 2036, and contribute…