Re-loved warehouses: creative, cool and in demand

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.

Responsibility for plastic pollution starts at the top

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.

When NABERS becomes good friends with hotels

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.

Coles trials zero waste to landfill… while sending a lot of waste to landfill

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.

ANZ’s “awesome” leadership on 100 per cent clean energy

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.

2019 Smart City Awards for a better Sydney

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.

Sendle’s message to Aussie Post

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.

Public authorities should hold tenders for straw bale buildings

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.

Surprising findings from Climate of the Nation report

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.

Sustainable House Day: meet the trend setters and zero-heroes

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.

UNSW aiming for emissions free buildings by 2020

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.

Peer to peer solar trading network allows users to set energy rates

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 […]

PIF rallies builders and providers in support of homeless youths 

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 […]