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Dr Lina Engelen, University of Sydney fitwel

Fitwel – the latest kid on the certification block

A new certification tool called Fitwel is a building rating system for existing workplaces and residential buildings that provides guidelines on how to design and operate healthier buildings.

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Are You One Of The Working Dead?

More than 90 per cent of a person’s life is spent inside, and for most modern humans, that means an office.

Bring Your Office to Life – the ebook

New ebook: The world is moving at breakneck speed. We face challenges still barely imaginable. Where we work, how we work and how we collaborate to carve out the future we want has never been more important.

Auckland city

NZ’s built environment isn’t as green as once thought

New Zealand green building leaders are calling for urgent action on building efficiency, following new analysis that has revealed the built environment is responsible for about 20 per cent of all national greenhouse gas emissions, a figure up to 10 times previous estimates.

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.