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Passive House rolls into the commercial property space

The revolutionary Passive House system could be about to transform the commercial buildings market following a new partnership struck between the Green Building Council of Australia, the Passive House Institute and…

New York scores a WELL first for resi

Developer Gale International has achieved the world’s first multi-residential WELL Building Standard certification for its 21W20 Flatiron luxury condominium project in Manhattan, New York. The project achieved Silver level under…

Green Star and WELL to become better buddies

A new guidance document will work to better align the Green Star and WELL Building Standard tools, promising better health and sustainability outcomes. The Green Star and WELL Building Standard:…

Green Star gets tough on emissions reductions

Buildings may soon be required to cut carbon emissions to 40 per cent below business as usual to qualify for a 6 Star Green Star rating, under sweeping changes now…

Ecolabels: the complexity behind the simplicity

I have sometimes fantasised about doing a PhD in sustainability leadership but I kept delaying, realising that a PhD requires a great deal of work and focus on the detail.…