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Olympic Boulevard Sydney

It’s time to stop prioritising cars when designing streets

I saw the two sides of Sydney the other weekend. On the one side, I attended the annual Schools Spectacular staged at the Olympic Park where my daughter, along with 5499 other kids from NSW schools, showed the talent this state has, and the impressive support its public schools give to music and the arts.

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New Zealand Green Star Performance is now launched

New Zealand’s Green Star Performance tool was officially launched last week. The low cost tool can be applied across all of NZ’s existing non-residential buildings including offices, hospitals, industrial units and schools.

cows in factory pexels

Australia’s off the charts on meat emissions

Greenhouse emissions from Australian diets are 200 per cent higher than those of a typical high-income country, new research has found, with the blame placed on our meat-heavy diets.

Materials of the future – they’re here

Just like climate change these materials are not of the future – they are here now. And their development must be accelerated if we want to reach zero carbon or better.

Future office trends: wellness, urban farms and no cars

Only 16 per cent of workers expect they’ll be driving themselves to work in 2030, according to new research by real estate services firm JLL, opening the door to widespread adaptive reuse of basement car parking, which could see urban farms sprout up all over cities.

dan-gold cladding

Victoria goes hard on cladding but NSW remains limp

The Victorian government has pledged to severely restrict the use of problem cladding and step up its compliance activity after release of interim recommendations from the Victorian Cladding Taskforce.

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Leeora Black has taken her boutique team of consultants at the Australian Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility (ACCSR) to Deloitte, giving one of the big four accountants its own specialists in the field.

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Ecosave growth goals surpassed as energy prices escalate

In just one year Ecosave has surpassed its own growth goals in the vast energy efficiency market unfolding at the upper end of the institutional and manufacturing property portfolios, thanks to fiercely rising prices in the sector.

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CEFC announces massive $200m retail efficiency play

The Clean Energy Finance Corporation’s first major foray into the retail sector will see a massive $200 million invested into institutional fund manager QIC’s Global Real Estate flagship Shopping Centre Fund (QSCF).

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Olympic Boulevard Sydney

It’s time to stop prioritising cars when designing streets

I saw the two sides of Sydney the other weekend. On the one side, I attended the annual Schools Spectacular staged at the Olympic Park where my daughter, along with 5499 other kids from NSW schools, showed the talent this state has, and the impressive support its public schools give to music and the arts.

Australia’s off the charts on meat emissions

Greenhouse emissions from Australian diets are 200 per cent higher than those of a typical high-income country, new research has found, with the blame placed on our meat-heavy diets.

With the right tools, we can mine cities

Instead of extracting dwindling raw materials from nature at ever-increasing cost, the time has come to start re-using materials from buildings and infrastructure in our cities.

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New Zealand Green Star Performance is now launched

New Zealand’s Green Star Performance tool was officially launched last week. The low cost tool can be applied across all of NZ’s existing non-residential buildings including offices, hospitals, industrial units and schools.

Materials of the future – they’re here

Just like climate change these materials are not of the future – they are here now. And their development must be accelerated if we want to reach zero carbon or better.

Future office trends: wellness, urban farms and no cars

Only 16 per cent of workers expect they’ll be driving themselves to work in 2030, according to new research by real estate services firm JLL, opening the door to widespread adaptive reuse of basement car parking, which could see urban farms sprout up all over cities.

Victoria goes hard on cladding but NSW remains limp

The Victorian government has pledged to severely restrict the use of problem cladding and step up its compliance activity after release of interim recommendations from the Victorian Cladding Taskforce.

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Visioning varieties of “mixed tenure” development

Mixed tenure – that is, mixing subsidised housing (social or affordable rental) with market housing – is an increasingly common feature of urban redevelopment. How best to do it, though, depends on what you are trying to achieve.

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How to fix the sad state of transport decision-making

Of the many controversial things recently said by Dennis Cliche, CEO of Sydney Motorway Corporation, responsible for WestConnex, the only one that didn’t compel him to apologise was in my view the most significant.

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Issue 365: On the revolution we have to have

Paul Keating, former PM and federal treasurer, several years ago talked about the recession we had to have, before this country plunged into exactly that. Luci Ellis, assistant governor of…

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Not just the petrolheads: we all waste energy slaves

Canberra-based science communicator Stuart McMillen regularly publishes non-fiction comics about social and environmental issues. We have previously featured his work on The Fifth Estate, including his comics Peak Oil, St…

Comic: Stuart McMillen on Energy Slaves

Cartoonist Stuart McMillen recently shared his comic Energy Slaves on The Fifth Estate, which looked at the human power needed to maintain our lifestyles. Now he has written a series of…

Book review: We do things differently by Mark Stevenson

For any of us that have felt deep concern about the lack of vision in government, We do things differently is a timely reminder of the power of grassroots innovation to create solutions to some of the world’s big challenges.

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Olympic Boulevard Sydney

It’s time to stop prioritising cars when designing streets

I saw the two sides of Sydney the other weekend. On the one side, I attended the annual Schools Spectacular staged at the Olympic Park where my daughter, along with 5499 other kids from NSW schools, showed the talent this state has, and the impressive support its public schools give to music and the arts.

https://www.behance.net/gallery/27951967/Local-socializator-Urbanfarm-Varsawies

New Zealand Green Star Performance is now launched

New Zealand’s Green Star Performance tool was officially launched last week. The low cost tool can be applied across all of NZ’s existing non-residential buildings including offices, hospitals, industrial units and schools.

cows in factory pexels

Australia’s off the charts on meat emissions

Greenhouse emissions from Australian diets are 200 per cent higher than those of a typical high-income country, new research has found, with the blame placed on our meat-heavy diets.

Materials of the future – they’re here

Just like climate change these materials are not of the future – they are here now. And their development must be accelerated if we want to reach zero carbon or better.

Future office trends: wellness, urban farms and no cars

Only 16 per cent of workers expect they’ll be driving themselves to work in 2030, according to new research by real estate services firm JLL, opening the door to widespread adaptive reuse of basement car parking, which could see urban farms sprout up all over cities.

dan-gold cladding

Victoria goes hard on cladding but NSW remains limp

The Victorian government has pledged to severely restrict the use of problem cladding and step up its compliance activity after release of interim recommendations from the Victorian Cladding Taskforce.

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Leeora Black ACCSR Deloitte

Leeora Black takes ACCSR to Deloitte

Leeora Black has taken her boutique team of consultants at the Australian Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility (ACCSR) to Deloitte, giving one of the big four accountants its own specialists in the field.

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Olympic Boulevard Sydney

It’s time to stop prioritising cars when designing streets

I saw the two sides of Sydney the other weekend. On the one side, I attended the annual Schools Spectacular staged at the Olympic Park where my daughter, along with 5499 other kids from NSW schools, showed the talent this state has, and the impressive support its public schools give to music and the arts.

New Zealand Green Star Performance is now launched

New Zealand’s Green Star Performance tool was officially launched last week. The low cost tool can be applied across all of NZ’s existing non-residential buildings including offices, hospitals, industrial units and schools.

Australia’s off the charts on meat emissions

Greenhouse emissions from Australian diets are 200 per cent higher than those of a typical high-income country, new research has found, with the blame placed on our meat-heavy diets.

See More »

Building

New Zealand Green Star Performance is now launched

New Zealand’s Green Star Performance tool was officially launched last week. The low cost tool can be applied across all of NZ’s existing non-residential buildings including offices, hospitals, industrial units and schools.

Materials of the future – they’re here

Just like climate change these materials are not of the future – they are here now. And their development must be accelerated if we want to reach zero carbon or better.

Future office trends: wellness, urban farms and no cars

Only 16 per cent of workers expect they’ll be driving themselves to work in 2030, according to new research by real estate services firm JLL, opening the door to widespread adaptive reuse of basement car parking, which could see urban farms sprout up all over cities.

Victoria goes hard on cladding but NSW remains limp

The Victorian government has pledged to severely restrict the use of problem cladding and step up its compliance activity after release of interim recommendations from the Victorian Cladding Taskforce.

See More »