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David Chandler appointed NSW building commissioner

David Chandler appointed NSW building commissioner

Gladys Berejiklian has appointed David Chandler OAM the NSW building commissioner in the latest step towards an overhaul of the state’s building laws. Mr Chandler will commence the role on…

Integral rises up the deep green charts

Integral Group, the engineering firm that positions itself as “deep green engineering,” has catapulted to the national stage by merging with Umow Lai, one of the most respected groups in the business.

Market pulse shows investors are greening up their questions

It’s good to check the sentiment pulse from time to time, especially when people like David Yates executive general manager sustainability and investor relations for Dexus says investors are asking increasingly pointy questions about the nature and shape of sustainability objectives.

Bottle caps launch a green bond

Consumer goods giant Proctor & Gamble has invented a process for recycling the polypropylene caps into near virgin-quality reusable plastic.

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It’s the new economy stupid!

There are so many lucrative economic opportunities in the new economy that could supply jobs and growth for the regions and cities alike. Just ask the thinkers, inventors and doers. But not the feds.

Future of Lendlease's DesignMake is under review

Future of Lendlease’s DesignMake is under review

It might be “premature” to think another prefab timber construction facility is about to bite the dust, but the signs aren’t good. This time it’s the much lauded Lendlease owned factory DesignMake at Eastern Creek in western Sydney, which has delivered some of the most high profile timber buildings in Australia.

Victoria’s new SV – Solar Victoria – off to a big start

Victoria’s new SV – Solar Victoria – off to a big start

While northern Queensland bites its nails worrying about what possible jobs could replace coal, in Victoria, the Andrews government is pushing full steam ahead with solar for residential consumers and igniting a whole lot of businesses at the same time.

Co-working is influential and still growing strong

WeWork was the focus of discussion during part of the investor panel at Happy Healthy Offices this week, just as new research showed Australia is a hot spot for this office format, known for its ability to practice and influence a greater sense of community and bent towards sustainability.