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New Zealand parliament buildings go green

The environmental performance of New Zealand’s most iconic building, the Beehive, and two of the country’s other parliamentary landmarks, will be independently verified by the NZ Green Building Council (NZGBC).…

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Dust-up over food labelling obscures bigger food crisis

Baristas beware: the dairy industry is going into battle to ban the use of the word milk in conjunction with soy, almond, coconut or other plant-based coffee-whitening beverages. According to…

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A day in 2030 in your sustainable home

Here’s what life will look like in 2030 if Australian governments adopt best practice energy standards that are currently on the table for our homes and appliances..

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Making buildings smart and creating the agile workplace

Across our cities we see more and more smart buildings, equipped with sophisticated technology to monitor almost every aspect of their environment, but not all buildings are operating smartly.

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A day in 2030 in your sustainable home

Here’s what life will look like in 2030 if Australian governments adopt best practice energy standards that are currently on the table for our homes and appliances..

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Australia’s construction industry must unite around a cohesive strategy

I recently attended a conference in the UK that discussed future trends affecting the global construction industry, and what struck me was the stark lack of consensus, clarity and strategy we have in Australia around the future of our construction and engineering industry, compared with many other countries.

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new zealand parliament

New Zealand parliament buildings go green

The environmental performance of New Zealand’s most iconic building, the Beehive, and two of the country’s other parliamentary landmarks, will be independently verified by the NZ Green Building Council (NZGBC).…

milk bottles in fridge

Dust-up over food labelling obscures bigger food crisis

Baristas beware: the dairy industry is going into battle to ban the use of the word milk in conjunction with soy, almond, coconut or other plant-based coffee-whitening beverages. According to…

1

A day in 2030 in your sustainable home

Here’s what life will look like in 2030 if Australian governments adopt best practice energy standards that are currently on the table for our homes and appliances..

4

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