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SAHMRI 2.0 strives for LEED Gold

The same architects behind the striking pinecone-inspired facade of the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) building are on track to deliver a neighbouring facility that also puts energy efficiency at the heart of its design.

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Governments tackle energy bill stress

Despite energy disconnections becoming increasingly common in many parts of the country, the average Australian household still has much to learn when it comes to saving energy and keeping the cost of their electricity bills down.

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IKEA launches furniture take-back scheme

Riding on the momentum of Australia’s anti-waste movement, IKEA is now letting its Sydney customers return their unwanted furniture and goods to the Tempe store in exchange for a voucher to spend in-store.

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Mirvac’s next big thing

There’s a trait among property companies to hide their light under a bushel until it spills out from its confines and become part of the ordinary day. No longer a surprise, business as usual.

When the rains stop

BATHURST BURR: At Picton, near the NSW coast at the prize-winning Country Valley Dairy, about 350 kilometres to the east of Jemalong and 60 km west from Sydney, fifth-generation farmer John Fairley has not had good rain since July 2017.

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These are 2018’s best tall buildings

Singapore’s Oasia Hotel Downtown has been named the world’s best tall building at the 2018 Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) awards.

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Buildings Alive: Building Systems Engineer

Buildings Alive is looking for an engineer with a background in building services, energy efficiency, analysis and control systems to join our Sydney-based engineering team.

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ISCA appoints new CEO from own ranks

The new chief executive officer at the Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia (ISCA) has been sourced internally, with former chief operating officer (COO) Ainsley Simpson appointed to the top position today.

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GBCA: Corporate Affairs Advisor

Reporting to the CEO and Head of Public Affairs you will provide high level communications and strategic support to the CEO and Executive team.

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GPT: Environment & Waste Officer

The Environment and Waste Officer will work closely with the National Manager – Environment  and support other teams in order to systematically bring together key aspects of the EMS and reporting requirements.

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Governments tackle energy bill stress

Despite energy disconnections becoming increasingly common in many parts of the country, the average Australian household still has much to learn when it comes to saving energy and keeping the cost of their electricity bills down.

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200_George st sydney Mirvac

Mirvac’s next big thing

There’s a trait among property companies to hide their light under a bushel until it spills out from its confines and become part of the ordinary day. No longer a surprise, business as usual.

“Unprecedented” numbers of investors call for climate action

A global coalition of 288 institutional investors with $26 trillion (AU$34.1 trillion) in assets under management, including 23 Australian investors with close to $2 trillion in assets, have issued a call to leaders at the G7 meeting in Canada this week to step up action on climate change.

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When the rains stop

BATHURST BURR: At Picton, near the NSW coast at the prize-winning Country Valley Dairy, about 350 kilometres to the east of Jemalong and 60 km west from Sydney, fifth-generation farmer John Fairley has not had good rain since July 2017.

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Researchers pull CO2 from sky and turn it into fuel

Atmospheric carbon dioxide has hit 410 parts per million, but a Canadian company founded by a Harvard University physicist says it has developed the technology to start cost-effectively pulling it from the sky.

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Bob Brown: the next big battle for Tasmania is The Tarkine

It’s World Environment Day on 5 June and 35 years after leading the fight to save the Franklin River in Tasmania and starting the most successful alternative political party in its wake, The Greens, Bob Brown reckons we’ve got another big environmental fight on our hands in Tasmania to save The Tarkine/takayna wilderness.

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IKEA launches furniture take-back scheme

Riding on the momentum of Australia’s anti-waste movement, IKEA is now letting its Sydney customers return their unwanted furniture and goods to the Tempe store in exchange for a voucher to spend in-store.

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On why waste is the next front

News from the from desk #391:Waste has been looming large on the horizon. Blame those graphic pictures of oceans choking in plastic. Blame those even more horrid images of birds and other sea creatures with their stomachs cut open to reveal plastic and more plastic.  

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Fiction: For the Greater Good

Carolita was hurrying down the path to her apartment when she was intercepted by her neighbour. “Oh! They’ve cut me off for the rest of the month! I went O-D…

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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SAHMR 2 Woods Bagot

SAHMRI 2.0 strives for LEED Gold

The same architects behind the striking pinecone-inspired facade of the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) building are on track to deliver a neighbouring facility that also puts energy efficiency at the heart of its design.

electric-1080584_1920

Governments tackle energy bill stress

Despite energy disconnections becoming increasingly common in many parts of the country, the average Australian household still has much to learn when it comes to saving energy and keeping the cost of their electricity bills down.

1
ikea circular

IKEA launches furniture take-back scheme

Riding on the momentum of Australia’s anti-waste movement, IKEA is now letting its Sydney customers return their unwanted furniture and goods to the Tempe store in exchange for a voucher to spend in-store.

200_George st sydney Mirvac

Mirvac’s next big thing

There’s a trait among property companies to hide their light under a bushel until it spills out from its confines and become part of the ordinary day. No longer a surprise, business as usual.

When the rains stop

BATHURST BURR: At Picton, near the NSW coast at the prize-winning Country Valley Dairy, about 350 kilometres to the east of Jemalong and 60 km west from Sydney, fifth-generation farmer John Fairley has not had good rain since July 2017.

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Buildings Alive: Building Systems Engineer

Buildings Alive is looking for an engineer with a background in building services, energy efficiency, analysis and control systems to join our Sydney-based engineering team.

Ainsley Simpson

ISCA appoints new CEO from own ranks

The new chief executive officer at the Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia (ISCA) has been sourced internally, with former chief operating officer (COO) Ainsley Simpson appointed to the top position today.

Green Building Council logo

GBCA: Corporate Affairs Advisor

Reporting to the CEO and Head of Public Affairs you will provide high level communications and strategic support to the CEO and Executive team.

1
GPT logo

GPT: Environment & Waste Officer

The Environment and Waste Officer will work closely with the National Manager – Environment  and support other teams in order to systematically bring together key aspects of the EMS and reporting requirements.

Events News

Oasia Hotel Downtown. Image: WOHA

These are 2018’s best tall buildings

Singapore’s Oasia Hotel Downtown has been named the world’s best tall building at the 2018 Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) awards.

ebooks

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buildings alive logo

Buildings Alive: Building Systems Engineer

Buildings Alive is looking for an engineer with a background in building services, energy efficiency, analysis and control systems to join our Sydney-based engineering team.

SAHMR 2 Woods Bagot

SAHMRI 2.0 strives for LEED Gold

The same architects behind the striking pinecone-inspired facade of the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) building are on track to deliver a neighbouring facility that also puts energy efficiency at the heart of its design.

Governments tackle energy bill stress

Despite energy disconnections becoming increasingly common in many parts of the country, the average Australian household still has much to learn when it comes to saving energy and keeping the cost of their electricity bills down.

1

IKEA launches furniture take-back scheme

Riding on the momentum of Australia’s anti-waste movement, IKEA is now letting its Sydney customers return their unwanted furniture and goods to the Tempe store in exchange for a voucher to spend in-store.

See More »

Building

IKEA launches furniture take-back scheme

Riding on the momentum of Australia’s anti-waste movement, IKEA is now letting its Sydney customers return their unwanted furniture and goods to the Tempe store in exchange for a voucher to spend in-store.

See More »