Fremantle brings key players together to showcase a green built future

City of Fremantle is achieving what is believed to be a first for Sustainable House Day (SHD), with all three tiers of government and the private sector coming together to showcase pathways towards a greener built environment next weekend.

Tomorrowland 2018: Green fortification the way forward

Turning the tables on traditional engineering in favour of deploying green fortification to battle climate change will be one of the key areas of focus during a Tomorrowland presentation by Griffith University’s Cheryl Desha.

Victoria announces first microgrid consortium

A partnership between RMIT researchers, Moreland Energy Foundation, renewable energy services business, Ovida, and solar retailer Allume Energy has won a $980,000 grant from the Victorian government towards a trial of microgrids for multi-tenanted buildings.

The future of buildings: product to process

Why should we care about the future of buildings? This question was posed last week by Dr Mathew Aitchison, Professor in Architecture and lead for the University of Sydney’s Innovation and Applied Design Lab at August’s Sydney Ideas – The Future of Building.

Why workplaces should care about LGBTIQ+ inclusion

While workplace diversity and inclusion initiatives are well advanced in some areas, the progress of LGBTIQ+ inclusion hasn’t been quite as linear.

Green Building Council of Australia: Technical Specialist – Sydney

  Provide direction for Green Star Certification and development of rating tools Work with Australia’s leading authority on sustainable buildings and communities Fantastic Sydney Barangaroo Location About us The Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) was established in 2002 and is the nation’s authority on sustainable buildings and communities. Our purpose is to lead the […]

Cities adapting to climate change: Penrith plans ahead to beat the heat

Penrith in Western Sydney is feeling the heat of climate change and the urban heat island effect. But Penrith City Council is already reducing climate change impacts and driving down the carbon emissions that contribute to global warming.

Beware Science Based Targets, they may not be enough

Science Based Targets are being promoted as a clever way to help business set greenhouse gas emission reductions targets that fit with the science of climate change and the commitment to keep global warming to below two degrees Celsius, driving ambitious corporate climate action.

Flow Systems looks to demonstrate the future of communities

Terry Leckie’s Flow Systems has entered into a partnership with Norsk Hydro and a number of other developers to to redevelop 2000 hectares of land at a former aluminium smelter at Kurri Kurri in NSW’s Hunter Valley.

REST super fund faces legal action for silence on climate change

IN BRIEF : REST super fund is facing legal action from a 23-year old Queenslander for not providing any information on how it would mitigate climate change. Super funds are legally required to disclose information for members to make decisions about their investments. However, its unknown if these laws cover strategies to deal with climate […]

Suburb “Cool Scores” key to solving Sydney’s heatwave woes

Relief from the blistering summer heat has been flagged as a top priority in a new plan aimed at shoring up Sydney’s resilience to a range of threats such as climate change, congestion and housing affordability.