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ICC Sydney

How ICC’s precinct-scale thermal plant works

Case study: Among the sustainability initiatives that made the International Convention Centre at Sydney’s Darling Harbour an awards and ratings magnet, a working example of a precinct-scale central energyplantis the star.

Australia’s green building floor space has boomed

In 2006 less than one per cent of Sydney and Melbourne’s CBD commercial floorspace was certified green. Twelve years later we’re sitting at 46 per cent for Sydney and 28.8 per cent for Melbourne.

CEFC goes after hotel efficiency

Pro-invest Group has agreed to lift the design standard of its Holiday Inn Express at Southbank, Melbourne, following a $39 million investment by the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC).

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The evidence is in on activity based working

Many (some unproven) claims have been made about the benefits of agile/activity based working (ABW) on workers’ health and work performance, but the jury is no longer out.

Chill out. A slightly warmer office won’t make it too hot to think

If you’re reading this article in your office, chances are the air conditioning is set to around 22°C. Setting the temperature to 25°C could cut your office’s daily air-conditioning energy consumption by 18%, drive down electricity bills and help save the planet.

London city crowd shopping

Top retailers demand zero carbon building standard

A group of retailers – whose members include Aviva, BT, Cemex, Ikea, Kingfisher, M&S, Nestle, Sky and Tesco – have criticised the UK government for not doing enough to improve energy efficiency in non-domestic buildings.