Retail

Westfield’s Scentre Group sees the (sun) light

Westfield’s Australian owner and operator Scentre Group has jumped into the solar race, announcing this week it will install a large solar energy system at its Westfield Marion shopping centre…

Is it more sustainable to buy online?

Is it more sustainable to buy online or from a bricks-and-mortar store? The results of a comprehensive new study show that the real world is preferable – especially if you…

What’s behind the green shift in retail?

Sponsored content: The most striking trend from this year’s NABERS Annual Report was the sharp increase in Energy and Water ratings for shopping centres.

Coles Hallam first with supermarket Green Star

The first Green Star rating for an Australian supermarket has been awarded to Coles at Hallam, in Melbourne’s outer south-east, opening the way for a much needed greater sustainability in…

Green retail project named Victorian development of the year

The $300 million redevelopment of Highpoint shopping centre in Maribyrnong was named Victoria’s development of the year at the 2015 Property Council of Australia/Rider Levett Bucknall Innovation and Excellence Awards…

How retailers can improve their energy footprint

By Willow Aliento

3 July 2014 — A new sustainability initiative launching this month will help retailers overcome the time pressures and business as usual mindset that can form a barrier to change, according to the National Retail Association’s retail sustainability project manager Daile Kelleher. The Retail Buys the Future sustainability initiative will launch this month with the first of a series of workshops conducted by the NRA.

Big banks not walking the talk on sustainability

By Willow Aliento

1 July 2014 — Big banks, fast food operations and up-market fashion retailers are some of the worst environmental performers, according to an ecological footprint analysis of hundreds of retail tenancies carried out by The Footprint Company.