Warehouse conversions for apartments have been popular for decades but the rising appetite for co-working and shared office space is seeing a new wave of conversions.
If the corporate world wants to play a meaningful role in solving our plastic pollution crisis it should stop blaming consumers and start accepting responsibility for its packaging.
There’s a great deal of anguish still to play out with people forced out of their homes but a new bill just presented to the NSW government looks like a good first step
Roundup of industry news: Solar Analytics has boosted its offering to the residential sector, acquiring the residential tenant-focused solar start-up, Sun Tenants.
Governments are finally recognising that infrastructure projects must deliver on their promises and play a positive role in the way we shape our cities.
At last it seems there’s some serious traction on sustainable hotels. Hot on the heels of the new NABERS hotel tool, and the potential expansion of mandatory Commercial Building Disclosure (CBD) for hotels, is some more encouraging news.
The City of Newcastle has signed a 10 year renewable energy power purchase agreement with energy retailer Flow Power and announced it will move to 100 per cent renewable energy in 2020.
Townsville shopping centre to get one of the country’s largest car park solar arrays.
Daniel Andrews “smashing it” with schemes such as the Solar Homes program in Victoria, and the ACT going entirely carbon neutral.
The world’s central banks need to recognise not all assets are of equal value, according to a report just released by the Climate Bonds Initiative. Some are downright disasters in the making.
A proven “wonder material” – thin sheets of graphene could be used as inexpensive filters in water treatment and lead to methane-fuelled public transport, among other things.
NAWIC Queensland’s president, Jen Gillet, described the 11 winners as “worthy nominees who are all pushing buttons and boundaries and who are our industry’s next big game changers.”
Every day, Coles’ Wentworth Point supermarket in western Sydney sends about six and a half shopping trolleys’ worth of rubbish to landfill but the store plans to cut that dramatically under an initiative by the grocery giant to find new ways to reduce waste in stores.
Nine South Australian councils have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to prioritise the use of recycled materials in their procurement processes.
Some clever thinking and a lot of collaboration on a new development in Sydney’s western suburbs could be just the ticket for a model “science city” that is a great place to live and work.
Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Ltd (ANZ) has become the latest Australian signatory of The Climate Group’s RE100 initiative, joining the likes of Atlassian and Bank Australia in the global transition to a zero carbon grid.
Urban wheelchair tracking technology, Transport for NSW’s Opal card system and a customisable strata app were among the winners this year’s Smart City Awards.
BRIEF: The increase in natural disasters in Australia is putting a strain on borrowers’ incomes and their ability to make mortgage repayments, according to Moody’s.
Brief: Sustainable packaging company Sendle and ethical marketing firm Republic of Everyone have teamed up in a cheeky campaign challenging Australia Post to go carbon neutral.
Brief: Decarbonising Australia’s electricity sector alone won’t offset the country’s rising emissions, according to new insights released by Energetics.
The ultimate eco construction, straw bale buildings are no longer just the preserve of home builders and “green” enthusiasts. In the UK, public authorities are commissioning them via public tenders.
Australian households are doing their bit to cut the nation’s carbon emissions by adopting solar rooftop panels but not all of them are saving on their energy bills.
The majority of Australian retail investors would be willing to see lower returns if the companies they invested in always behaved ethically, a recent report has found.
Almost three quarters of Queenslanders agree coal-fired power stations should be phased out either as soon as possible or gradually, according to the Australia Institute’s 2019 Climate of the Nation report.
Open the doors to the future of housing this Sunday to discover how designers, builders and home owners are increasingly turning to low-carbon, non-toxic materials to create home-sweet-homes.
The University of New South Wales is gunning for net zero greenhouse gas emissions from its buildings by 2020 in a new three-year plan to improve the university’s sustainability performance.
In Tuesday’s federal budget, the Coalition government announced its Commuter Car Park Fund, a A$500 million, ten-year package intended to make it easier for people in the suburbs and regions to drive to their local railway station.
Customers will be able to sell energy peer to peer through a new trading platform launched on Thursday by Energy Locals and Enosi. The scheme will allow users with solar enabled households to sell their excess solar energy on to other members of the platform at the rate they decide. Steve Hoy, Enosi’s chief executive […]
Property Industry Foundation has partnered with a consortium of consultants and suppliers to help build Melbourne City Mission’s $8 million Frontyard Youth Services redevelopment. The project will transform Frontyard – Victoria’s largest early intervention and crisis service for homeless and at risk youths – into a space capable of offering 24/7 support, including two floors of […]
The power of money, especially when it’s green