Loans for environmental upgrades have come a long way in the past 10 years. Owners can now enjoy one of three tailored products, including the Capital Fund, which becomes part of a developer’s capital stack, reduces cost and provides a greater return on equity.
To take Australian solar battery storage installation company Solar SG into its next growth phase, a new chairman and chief executive officer have been appointed.
Walker Corp’s nearly complete 4 Parramatta Square is looking for a major supply of indoor plants
Western Australian company ClearVue Technologies is getting into the all-important food game, partnering with an Israeli agtech company to build a self-sustaining greenhouse in Israel.
Building and compliance talk in the industry and media has been dominated by flammable cladding. But a new tech start-up aims to address the bigger picture issues of fire safety and BCA compliance.
The asset management arm of Macquarie Group, Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA), has received another sizeable chunk of finance from the Clean Energy Finance Corporation for emissions reduction and energy efficiency projects across airports, electricity, port, rail, water and other infrastructure sectors. The state-owned corporation is investing $100 million towards projects targeting lower carbon […]
Some of the most unlikely of corporate suspects are going green – or paying lip service to the cause – bowing to pressure from customers, shareholders and other stakeholders. The Minerals Council is the latest to change its tune. The mining industry body has announced a climate action plan amid mounting pressure on major members […]
Now six years old, the success of Bueno’s data-driven building operations software owes a lot to the maturity of energy performance in the Australian property sector. Now it’s looking to grow its presence overseas, with a new office set to open in New York next year.
EUROPE: Financing building upgrades to make them more energy efficient is the subject of much research. It’s estimated it would need around EUR 100 billion (AU$163 billion) a year to meet the European target to tackle climate change.
Leading the race to net zero emissions is Dexus, Mirvac Group, GPT Group, Vicinity Centres, Cromwell Property Group and Investa (ICPF) according to new research from climate change think tank ClimateWorks.
A new fund for smaller-scale renewable energy projects in Australia has been launched by the Foresight Group, a UK-based infrastructure and private equity investment manager.
Climate risk modelling capabilities are in hot demand, with industry research firm MSCI Inc set to buy fintech and data analytics firm Carbon Delta AG.
Roundup of industry news: Junglefy general manager Suzie Barnett says the team is now at 35 and looking to add staff, especially in the sales area.
A new infrastructure investment fund is helping funnel more private capital into large scale solar and other critical assets for Indigenous communities.
Industry superannuation fund IFM Investors is pushing for carbon emissions reduction targets across a suite of assets including ports, airports, rail and electricity distributor Ausgrid.
If women are still being underpaid in sectors of the economy it’s not showing up in sustainability and environmental roles.
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 14 August. He will be responsible for investigating misconduct within the building industry, overseeing disciplinary action, managing licensing and auditing, and driving legislative reforms. Mr […]
Energy data analytics provider Envizi is capitalising on the growing interest in Australian know-how in sustainability and energy efficiency in buildings with expansions in the US and the UK.
Australia is the most active market in the world for corporate PPAs according to Lithuanian-based WePower, and one of the fastest developing energy markets globally.
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.
Neighbourlytics will use $1.25 million in newly secured seed investment to boost its tech capabilities and scale up the platform that’s geared to assessing quality of life across entire cities.
Sustainability is good for your bottom line thanks to the rise of more environmentally-conscious consumers and investors, according to a new report from the University of South Australia.
The Fifth Estate embarked on a deep-dive into the Hunter region’s issues, to find out what the big challenges and opportunities are in key sectors.
Rainwater tanks are like solar batteries in the garage: able to bring you water when it’s not raining, now they’re getting smarter with Kingspan’s latest innovation called SensiT by measuring water consumption and flows.
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.
Consumer goods giant Proctor & Gamble has invented a process for recycling the polypropylene caps into near virgin-quality reusable plastic.
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.
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.
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.
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.