Tomorrowland19 – I, human: Today’s architecture, engineering and construction students are tomorrow’s builders. Tomorrowland 2019 heard from two Western Sydney University students – Manuel Hankoo and Lavender Liu – whose passion for the built environment promises hope for the future.
Curtin University in Western Australia has received $120 million in finance from the Clean Energy Finance Corporation for its new industry-connected innovation precinct, Exchange. The new development will target a 5 star Green Star Design and As Built, which includes water recycling and energy minimisation initiatives. InfraRed is the principal equity investor in the $300 million […]
When Dr Rocio Bona, planning director, properties, facilities & development at Curtin University was tasked with developing an energy management plan for the university, she asked the obvious question, “I asked who and what are the greatest consumers of electricity.”
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While residential building clients everywhere continue to bemoan that building trades are dragging their feet on sustainability, there’s a boom in the environmental credentials of sparkies, thanks to the one thing they can’t argue with: consumer demand.
A solar-powered modular classroom that generates enough energy to power itself and two additional rooms is being trialled in NSW schools, with the potential for a nationwide rollout.
Architect and academic Cathy Smith is the inaugural recipient of the Turnbull Foundation Women in Built Environment Scholarship.
After two fantastic workshops in Melbourne and Sydney; after great insights from the most interesting people working on tenant engagement, sustainability and advertising; and after more than 100 people from the biggest property companies and consultancies in Australia proved that promoting sustainability is not just a good thing to do, but loads of fun as […]
The fossil fuels divestment movement started on university campuses, with students calling out their institutions for talking up innovation, technology and sustainability, while simultaneously investing in the least innovative and sustainable forms of energy possible. Students have agitated, and very publicly lobbied for universities to put their money where their mouths are and divest from […]
A new agreement between AIRAH and the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage will see the HVAC&R peak body assisting with a national delivery of co-branded OEH training courses in energy-efficiency. The co-branded Energy-efficient commercial refrigeration, Introduction to HVAC and Advanced HVAC training courses will be delivered by AIRAH in all Australian states and territories, […]
3D printing, advanced materials, sensor technology and augmented reality are just some of the technological innovations the built environment will need to employ to keep pace in an uncertain world, according to a new CSIRO Advanced Manufacturing Roadmap.
Civil engineering is getting a radical green makeover at Brisbane’s Griffith University, with the launch of a new program that puts biophilia and sustainability at the core of the curriculum.
SPECIAL REPORTS: Universities are being pushed to take a greater lead on clean energy investment to help offset their rising energy bills and greenhouse gas emissions. However, with emissions reduction becoming an increasing focus of universities’ sustainability strategies, innovative approaches are already creating a buzz across our campuses.
First it was Grand Designs Live Show. Now a new luxury range of green home is soon to be launched featuring Passive House design, cross laminated timber, zero energy, stability and safety. Even the lighting system in Home by Hütt is natural, designed to mimic the pattern of the sun so you can sleep better. […]
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Unique technology that tracks indoor environment quality, developed by the University of Sydney’s IEQ Lab, is about to be rolled out across numerous Australian commercial offices.
Researchers at Swinburne University of Technology may have provided coffee connoisseurs with another reason to keep drinking, developing a novel method that turns coffee grounds into building materials for roads.
The Fifth Estate will on Wednesday evening host the second of a five-part series of talks at the University of Sydney on a topic very close to our hearts and those of a growing number of people the world over – how the climate change agenda has been politicised and denigrated at the same time […]
The Victorian Government’s $291 million New Schools Public Private Partnership Project is focusing on inclusivity and sustainability in the design and construction of 15 new schools.
Creating a national zero carbon housing standard could add billions to the economy while also improving occupant health and comfort, new CRC for Low Carbon Living research has revealed.
Researchers from the University of California Los Angeles have found a way to turn carbon dioxide emissions from power plants into a novel building material that could replace concrete.
A study in The Lancet has provided evidence that people who cycle or walk to work have lower body fat percentage and body mass index in mid-life than those who drive. People who travelled by public transport also showed reductions in BMI and body fat compared with those who commuted only by car.
An American study has found that high school students with views of nature perform better than students in a windowless room or a room with a view of built space.
If all cities worldwide focused on a “dramatic increase in cycling”, society could save US$24 trillion (AU$33 trillion) between now and 2050, and reduce carbon emissions from urban passenger transport by nearly 11 per cent, a new report has said.
A proposal to turn part of Adelaide’s Southern parklands into a community garden that will provide flexible and transitional employment, education and training opportunities for people experiencing homelessness has won this year’s Big Idea (postgraduate) competition.
There are 227 substances commonly found in Australia’s workplaces that can contribute to adult-onset asthma, a new study from Perth’s Curtin University has found.
People who work in “green” offices have double the brainpower of those who don’t, according to a new study out of the US.
Creating sustainable public housing has obvious environmental benefits, though researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health have uncovered strong evidence that it also reduces “sick building syndrome”.
The University of Melbourne and City of Melbourne have announced they will jointly establish a chair of resilient cities to “strengthen Melbourne’s resilience in the face of sustainability challenges, including global warming”.
A lack of clear information around which sustainability features are most important and add most value to a property is a major roadblock to the delivery of sustainable housing in Australia, a new research paper has found.