News from the Front Desk

On movements and shake ups

News from the front desk: Could it be the instability caused by this strange time that’s seen so many changes of the guard at the top end of businesses and organisations and some surprising road-to-Damascus type conversions from the most unlikely places?

green star burst

On why we need to protect our sustainability stars

News from the front desk, No 486: This week the Green Building Council of Australia announced a bunch of green building champions that it honoured in its first such awards.…

On gas and hot air

News from the front desk: Five or six years ago the notion of cheap and plentiful gas available to our homes and offices might have been something to fear for its impact on climate and our greenhouse gas emissions.

abandoned gas station

On so many ways to not waste a good crisis

News from the front desk No 478: There’s no shortage of optimistic commentary coming out urging us not to waste this crisis. Suddenly, we have hours to kill in self…

On the facility managers fighting COVID-19 behind the scenes

News from the front desk Issue 476: Just a few months ago, the notion that large swathes of Australia’s building stock would be empty and in “hibernation” was unimaginable. As was the idea that COVID-19 might be enough to keep some people away from crowded buildings indefinitely.

On our new channels and plans to beat this thing

News from the front desk Issue 475: In all of history, the great hardships and challenges have yielded in their wake the most creative periods for humanity.

On changing our DNA

Looks like this virus has already rearranged our DNA. Acts of extreme kindness are appearing where before there was only cold-hearted neoliberalism.