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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…

Mad Men NABERS competition: Investa’s story

Why is it so hard to get tenants to become more sustainable? We ask Investa’s Michael Cook, who attended our Mad Men for the Planet workshop in November, on his…

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.…

New floor space standard could unlock more energy efficiency

A new international property measurement standard for calculating residential floor space could provide a reliable benchmark for energy efficiency and sustainability tools such as NABERS, according to the Royal Institution…