Australia

Cape Paterson eco project: how to turn a passion into reality

HOUSING: Brendan Condon had a passion to create a new eco-development on Victoria’s Bass Coast that targets high sustainability and community outcomes. Finding Danny Almagor and Berry Liberman’s company Small…

The case against fragrance by Kate Grenville

BOOKS: This is the kind of book that will potentially make you want to run screaming out of the cleaning products and personal care aisles next time you go to…

Nightingale from a builder’s perspective

HOUSING: Cross laminated timber will be an exciting progression in the Nightingale Model’s triple-bottom-line approach to developing inner-city housing, according to the builder of Nightingale 1.0, which celebrate a traditional…

How electric cars can help save the grid

A key question amid the consternation over the current state of Australia’s east coast energy market has been how much renewable energy capacity to build, and how fast.

How digital tech and big data is transforming buildings

Digital technology and big data promise a range of benefits to building developers, owners and tenants, including increased rental yields, improved employee retention and lower operational costs. The property sector,…

Our pick of jobs this week

Customer-owned bank Beyond Bank is looking for an Adelaide-based Sustainability Program Manager to develop and manage an innovative sustainability program by executing initiatives to achieve strategic objectives and implementing tactical…

Market Pulse: Arup growth, PLACESCORE launch, Solar Savers

Infrastructure and building growing in unison Arup’s infrastructure and building projects are growing rapidly in Australia, particularly in Sydney. NSW region leader Andrew Pettifer says business grew strongly last year…

It’s no whim: why wood really is better for building

Nature-connected design is the key to making offices less stressful, hospital stays shorter and children better learners, according to a new report released today (Tuesday) by Planet Ark. It points…