It’s the biggest, most exciting and critically important challenge we face in the built environment. How to Flick the Switch to a Net Zero future and all electric buildings and cities.
Our latest event and ebook started with the notion that we need to understand how to create a net zero future and all-electric buildings and cities. It was time to Flick the Switch! What we wanted to understand exactly what governments around the country were up to in terms of reaching their Net Zero targets. […]
Clear your diary on 16 July for the online NABERS + CBD Conference, with a speaker lineup that’s packed with the leaders driving sustainability in the built environment such as the Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction Angus Taylor, NSW minister for energy and environment Matt Kean, Green Building Council of Australia’s Davina Rooney and host […]
Covid-19 is stirring up the possums and breathing life into old ideas that many Australians of all political shades thought would never see the light of day again.
We’ve had great response to our first two TFE Live events now scheduled fortnightly. But if you can’t get there on the day you can still catch up. First up was a very interesting and important session on Covid-19 and the impact on our buildings. How are the facility managers coping? What is the truth […]
Wednesday 29 – 1 pm TFE LIVE – Featuring two of the most well placed leaders in the built environment and sustainability: Davina Rooney, chief executive, the Green Building Council of Australia Danni Hunter, chief executive Urban Development Institute of Australia, Victoria This is an event not to be missed if you want to know […]
Tessa Meyer, a corporate responsibility advisor for Panuku Development Auckland, was awarded 2020 Future Thinker of the Year by the New Zealand Green Building Council.
A series of weekly live stream broadcasts at 1 pm on Wednesdays Featured Wednesday 15 April, 1 pm Our built environment at a time of COVID-19 Guests Bryon Price, group Strategic development director of A.G. Coombs and chair of the Facility Management Association of Australia Claire Bird, founder of Building Fitness Scientist, Litmas Pty Ltd […]
In what will be a huge test for online conferencing – in the built environment space at least – the Green Building Council of Australia is taking its signature event TRANSFORM online.
Imagine a renewable energy retailer owned by all Victorian councils that would result in 100 per cent renewable energy for their communities, with profits funding climate change projects by local governments.
The University of Sydney’s leading academic in thermal research, Professor Richard de Dear, has been honoured as a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) at the Australia Day Honours awards 2020.
A “digital owl” and a scheme to make infrastructure greener were among the winners of the 2019 Banksia Sustainability Awards, announced at a gala dinner in Sydney earlier this week.
Sustainability superstar Bruce Precious of Six Capitals Consulting has been honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the New South Wales government’s Green Globe Awards.
Driving a sustainability agenda in an office-based business can be a thankless task. It is often taken on by passionate individuals on top of their day job. The CitySwitch Awards are all about shining a light on the sustainability stars of corporate Australia. The latest crop of winners has just been announced, with standout performances from […]
A Passive House student accommodation development and a 6 Star Green Star masterplanned community were among the winners at this year’s AIRAH Awards, held in Sydney on November 15. The awards showcase the innovation and technical excellence happening in the heating, airconditioning, refrigeration and ventilation space across all sectors including commercial buildings, residential, products, facilities […]
In the past three decades, Australia’s HVAC industry has seen a quantum evolution, but according to University of Wollongong professor Paul Cooper, there’s a real risk of a talent deficit looming in the near future.
The Henry Halloran Trust’s annual lecture, 21 November, has developed a reputation for lively discussion and critical thinking on planning.
An elevated train line and Greater Sydney’s first comprehensive monitoring and reporting framework were among the winners of the Planning Institute of Australia’s 2019 NSW Awards for Planning Excellence.
The panel of Indigenous knowledge experts set the scene and energy level for the day. Dr Virginia Marshall from Australian National University confirmed what The Fifth Estate has suspected for a while – that there’s booming interest in Indigenous knowledge.
Did you ever wonder why we rely on most of our progress in buildings and cities to be voluntary?
NAWIC Queensland’s president, Jen Gillet, described the 11 winners as “worthy nominees who are all pushing buttons and boundaries and who are our industry’s next big game changers.”
Urban wheelchair tracking technology, Transport for NSW’s Opal card system and a customisable strata app were among the winners this year’s Smart City Awards.
News from the front desk 452: Tomorrowland is back. This year we’ve named our yearly signature event I, human in the climate emergency. The title was obvious. We have fast convergence of two of the most powerful forces in our history – technology and its latest iteration artificial intelligence, and the rapidly unfolding climate emergency. […]
Open the doors to the future of housing this Sunday to discover how designers, builders and home owners are increasingly turning to low-carbon, non-toxic materials to create home-sweet-homes.
Among the winners were Madeleine Blanchfield for her disappearing Kangaroo Valley Outhouse design, and Brooke Emmett of Fulton Hogan for her impressive project leadership of the Newell Highway upgrade in far northern NSW.
Local governments, community projects and inspirational staff members were rewarded for climate action at the recent Climate Council’s Cities Power Partnership Awards.
Sydney’s Central Park precinct took out a number of awards at this year’s UDIA NSW Crown Group Awards for Excellence, announced late last week.
No wonder the audience at our recent Happy Healthy Offices event in Sydney was so riveted with the content. Of course we had the best speakers. Reading back now over the transcripts I realise how good and insightful they were. There’s so much you miss on the day, especially if you’re an organiser. Here’s a […]
Flick the Switch! A Fifth Estate symposium and ebook Supported by the Department of Industry Science, Energy and Resources Supporting sponsors: Mirvac, A.G. Coombs Details Date: 5 August 2020 Time: 11 am to 3 pm Price: $145+fees (Members $45+fees – email us to receive your promo code) Catalyse a net zero future, now! It’s the biggest, most exciting and critically important […]
The recent State Chapter awards in the Australian Institute of Architects National Awards program show an interesting trend compared to prior years.