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Australia must build for a zero carbon future

A bright future of low energy, comfortable and resilient buildings with zero carbon emissions awaits – if governments use the National Construction Code to help us get there.

Why Sydney needs an integrated economic strategy

The Greater Sydney Commission’s (GSC) recently developed Greater Sydney Region Plan – A Metropolis of Three Cities – is spatially focused but it does not include an integrated economic strategy.

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We need to increase Sydney’s resilience. Here’s how

The Greater Sydney Commission recently set out a strategy to reimagine Sydney as three cities – an eastern “Harbour City”, a central “River City” and a western “Parkland City”.

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The living buildings of the future

I recently participated in the Living Future unConference, the annual event that leads the world in regenerative design.

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Passive House is on the rise in Australia

The South Pacific Passive House Conference wrapped up late on Sunday 6 May following a packed day of site tours that included the presentation of a certification plaque for a recently completed house by Maxa Design.

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