Shebah becomes Australia’s first carbon offset rideshare

Australian ridesharing is about to become more eco-friendly as Shebah, the all-women rideshare service, celebrated International Women’s Day by unveiling its new carbon offset program, the first of its kind in the country.

EY’s sustainability team shows no signs of growth slowdown

There’s a focus on community engagement at EY but the fastest growing service area is climate change work – from climate risk disclosures to gritty strategic work such as decarbonisation plans for governments.

Green Gigs: Brisbane Metro, energy-efficiency, cycle safety and new silica dust research

Brisbane Metro makes tracks Brisbane is one step closer to joining Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra as low-carbon transport fans, with the $944 million Brisbane Metro project gaining momentum. The tender for constructing the depot for the project’s fleet of fully-electric vehicles is expected to be released mid this year, with early works at the Rochedale […]

Royal commission spawns a new style of mortgage broker

Fed up with the major financial institutions in the wake of the royal commission, Samuel Philipos left his job at one of the big four banks to set up NSW’s “first and only” social enterprise mortgage broking business.

The Fern finds a Passive House market and sells for $10 million

Architect and developer Oliver Steele has sold his Passive House apartment development in Redfern to a private investor who will run the premises as an Airbnb under the Hometime property management brand.

Cooling demand to heat up in coming years

The cooling industry will need to improve the efficiency and affordability of its units by 2030 if it is to meet a surge in demand, a new report finds.

Robert Harley: a personal takeaway from Tomorrowland19 – I, human

Tomorrowland19 – I, human: Tomorrowland points to the intellectual and structural changes that will impact this sector, including construction, real estate technology, and the cities, for years to come, says Robert Harley.

Indoor farming comes of age – and it’s commercial

There’s a few ambitious Australian outfits spruiking the benefits of indoor hydronic farming but one company says theirs is the first to do it on a commercial scale.

On why Steve Bracks is opening a project in Castlemaine

News from the front desk, issue 460: With so much bad and shady news around, it’s pretty good being on the side of an editorial desk that gets a steady stream of fabulous stories about heroes, innovators and pioneers to highlight to our readers. First this week came Willow’s story on an amazing builder at […]

Feds, ACT and WA all looking for greener pastures (houses and energy)

TENDERS AND OTHER OPPORTUNITY: If your business is in the renewables and sustainability field you might be surprised and interested to learn that one of your biggest customers from February next year just might be the Federal Department of the Environment and Energy. That’s if you are successful in a new tender the department has […]

Paul Davy on South Australia’s sustainability champions

QUICK CHAT: “Irrespective of federal party lines or policies, the South Australian government finds ways through the sustainability maze,” Paul Davy tells The Green List.

AMP Capital flags net zero amid strong drivers

AMP Capital has become the latest premium property company to commit to a low-carbon future, with its newly released sustainability strategy committing to net zero carbon by 2030 for Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions across its $28 billion of assets world-wide. The strategy comes as the focus on carbon emissions from buildings and their […]

Social housing tender; solar at John Hopkins; Newcastle site on offer

TENDERS AND OTHER BUSINESS: Here’s the latest business opportunities with a sustainability flavour on offer. The Victorian Government Department of Health and Human Services is currently accepting Expressions of Interest for its social housing provider panel – but only firms ready to deliver dwellings well above code minimum will be considered. The newly established Property […]

Tech ventures heading to market

BUSINESS BRIEFS: Cannabis jobs at Lismore, Place Design Group expands, and biological farming company Terragen Biotech prepares to list on the Australian Stock Exchange.