Australia

RMIT: from grey ghosts to stylish green

It’s been five years, but the transformation of RMIT’s “grey ghost” 1960s buildings into sustainable state-of-the-art and uber-stylish spaces is now complete.

Get set for dangerous heat, doctors warn

Doctors are calling for better extreme heat preparedness as record-breaking warm weather over winter raises prospects of a severe Australian summer. Led by former Australian of the Year Professor Fiona…

Aurecon sweeps the Consult Australia awards

Aurecon has swept this year’s Consult Australia Awards for Excellence, taking home four awards including Large Firm of the Year, and the Sustainability in Design award for the $1.8 billion…

Our pick of jobs this week

Could zero carbon cement be here sooner than we think? Cement Australia is looking for a Brisbane-based Principal Sustainability Advisor to collaborate with business units and sites to develop a…

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Unpacking the Build to Rent portfolio

Build to Rent could become a strategically important contributor to the future housing landscape, helping renters to obtain secure, relatively affordable housing, while providing a stable, long-term investment. But the government needs to step up to make it an attractive proposition.

New community solar power guide released

Community-driven renewable energy projects are moving ahead in leaps and bounds, and the Coalition for Community Energy aims to give more aspiring projects a leg up with a new edition of its Small Scale Community Solar Guide.