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New research by Sustainability Victoria shows that over 90 per cent of Victorians want government, business and industry to be involved in environmental projects and to tackle climate change. Sustainability…
Author: julia
Posted: May 23, 2017, 7:05 am
From the Victorian government: The Victorian government has announced funding for a group of councils to trial a system that will help them choose greener suppliers. Melbourne City Council received $32,500 to…
Author: julia
Posted: May 23, 2017, 6:27 am
Sustainable architect and urban strategist HY William Chan has found himself a new niche with Arup in Berlin. Mr Chan is consulting in Foresight + Research + Innovation, Arup’s internal…
Author: julia
Posted: May 23, 2017, 5:37 am
Nettzero is hiring a Sydney-based Sustainability Consultant as they are growing and are looking to expand their services. They are interested in hearing from those with experience in a range…
Author: julia
Posted: May 23, 2017, 5:12 am
  Join the team at the forefront of the Australian environmental assessment sector Work with some of the leading Commercial property Owners in Australia Attractive remuneration – incentive scheme and…
Author: julia
Posted: May 23, 2017, 5:08 am
Kingspan Insulation Australia head of marketing and technical services Karim Muri is moving over to the company’s insulated panels division in the US, where he will become director of marketing,…
Author: julia
Posted: May 23, 2017, 4:45 am
Sydney Airport, Fishermans Bend in Melbourne and Elizabeth Quay in Perth will all be underwater by 2100 if emissions don’t fall, updated modelling from Coastal Risk Australia shows. The updated…
Author: julia
Posted: May 23, 2017, 4:29 am
Australia’s construction industry is a long way behind Europe in the uptake of prefabrication, however with a few shifts in focus we could take advantage of this emerging opportunity, according…
Author: julia
Posted: May 23, 2017, 4:13 am
Railway infrastructure and project management specialist Clara Tetther has joined Arcadis Australia as infrastructure advisory lead – Queensland. Ms Tetther has 20 years’ experience in the infrastructure sector, having worked…
Author: julia
Posted: May 23, 2017, 3:43 am
UK researchers have sparked debate on the cause of the gap between predicted and actual building performance, controversially pointing the finger at the people who model energy performance and labelling them…
Author: julia
Posted: May 23, 2017, 1:33 am
The Council of Australian Governments is getting serious about addressing the shortage of expertise in delivering energy-efficient buildings, with two new training initiatives for trades and designers recently receiving funding.…
Author: julia
Posted: May 23, 2017, 1:18 am
Investa’s Barrack Place building in Sydney has become the first building in Australia to get WELL Core & Shell pre-certification, in a bid to attract an increasingly health and wellness-conscious…
Author: julia
Posted: May 22, 2017, 6:36 am
Loans to finance low and zero-carbon projects in the built environment have traditionally been difficult to obtain, but that is changing with the rise of green banks and the spread…
Author: julia
Posted: May 22, 2017, 6:27 am
Having lighter, more reflective roads and walkways is often used as a strategy to reduce the urban heat island effect and cut energy costs, but research from the US’s Lawrence…
Author: julia
Posted: May 22, 2017, 5:20 am
The Western Australian government has given close to $120,000 in grants to 13 community groups to reduce waste, improve recycling and provide public education. The first round of grants was…
Author: julia
Posted: May 22, 2017, 1:52 am
The federal government recently announced that it is giving recycling company ResourceCo a loan of A$30 million to build two waste-to-fuel plants producing “solid waste fuel”. Waste-to-energy is an important…
Author: Cameron Jewell
Posted: May 22, 2017, 12:57 am
Funding to boost the performance of underachieving mid-tier commercial buildings and strengthen new residential building standards are among a broad suite of energy efficiency measures announced by the Victorian government…
Author: julia
Posted: May 18, 2017, 8:10 am
Apple founder Steve Jobs is central to a lesson that came out this week through a look at two amazing legacies he has left behind
Author: Cameron Jewell
Posted: May 18, 2017, 8:07 am
Western Sydney University this week became part of a growing global trend of developing mixed-use, vertical campuses with solid green credentials. The $220.5 million Architectus-designed tower is one of the…
Author: julia
Posted: May 18, 2017, 7:44 am
Waste created by the paper and pulping industry could be turned into high-quality manufacturing material and potentially create new jobs for the US, a new study has found. Around 50…
Author: julia
Posted: May 18, 2017, 6:51 am
Former Cundall principal Alistair Coulstock wants to change the way the top end of town does business in The conscious business – how to achieve purpose with profit. There are…
Author: julia
Posted: May 18, 2017, 5:16 am
Sydney’s local governments are sitting on more than $1 billion in unspent infrastructure funds, according to the Property Council of Australia. Its audit of infrastructure levies from the 2015-16 financial…
Author: julia
Posted: May 18, 2017, 4:18 am
The odds of the Great Barrier Reef suffering another catastrophic mass bleaching event are three times higher if we don’t act on the Paris Agreement and global temperatures rise to…
Author: julia
Posted: May 18, 2017, 4:14 am
Lighting in the future will be delivered as a service rather than a capital cost, according to a new report from the Rocky Mountain Institute, creating incentives for smarter and…
Author: julia
Posted: May 18, 2017, 4:08 am
Independent fund manager Castlerock Property has notched up a portfolio of mainly government tenanted office buildings with almost all meeting high environmental standards, with ambitions to go even further. This…
Author: julia
Posted: May 18, 2017, 2:42 am
For those of us that have been championing housing affordability and affordable housing (two very different issues), it’s great to see the federal government taking steps (some of us might…
Author: julia
Posted: May 18, 2017, 12:36 am
Join Australia’s leading publisher for sustainable business, with a huge focus on property. If you’re interested in sustainable property and development, want to meet the movers and shakers and be…
Author: Tina Perinotto
Posted: May 17, 2017, 9:49 pm
  New facility in Somerton, northern suburbs of Melbourne Global brand Multi-billion dollar organisation  This is a great opportunity for someone who is ready to take that next step in…
Author: julia
Posted: May 17, 2017, 6:35 am
The wings of a butterfly were the inspiration behind a new discovery from ANU that could lead to more efficient solar cells, smart windows and even stealth technology. The tiny…
Author: julia
Posted: May 17, 2017, 5:18 am
The first tenants have moved into Pentre Solar, an eco-social housing neighbourhood being constructed in Glanrhyd, Wales. Dr Glen Peters, chief executive of Western Solar, has an ambition for his…
Author: julia
Posted: May 17, 2017, 4:14 am

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