Education & Training

Community garden for the homeless wins Big Idea competition

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…

Green public housing fights sick building syndrome

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”.

Melbourne to create new resilient cities chair

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…

How to overcome the green housing information gap

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…

Free tickets to our symposium on digital technology

How the digital world for buildings can deliver sustainable realities Five free tickets to give away. Just tell us why you would like to attend.  Reply to events@thefifthestate.com.au Next Tuesday, breakfast time,…

Perth schools needed for low-carbon pilot program

SimplyCarbon in Perth is accepting applications for schools in the Perth metropolitan area interested in being part of a low carbon schools pilot program being run in partnership with the…

UNSW research pinpoints residential energy guzzlers

Energy guzzling appliances, oversized houses and poor thermal performance mean some households are paying up to $12,000 a year in power bills, new research into residential energy use has found.