Urbanism

New Zealand corporates want government to stand up and save energy

A coalition of New Zealand’s leading commercial property owners and tenants has thrown down the gauntlet to the NZ Government to step up energy efficiency on its own buildings, potentially saving $50 million or up to $100m for taxpayers.

cows in factory pexels

Australia’s off the charts on meat emissions

Greenhouse emissions from Australian diets are 200 per cent higher than those of a typical high-income country, new research has found, with the blame placed on our meat-heavy diets.

With the right tools, we can mine cities

Instead of extracting dwindling raw materials from nature at ever-increasing cost, the time has come to start re-using materials from buildings and infrastructure in our cities.

green park Photo by Chanan Greenblatt on Unsplash

Trees could save thousands from asthma attacks

Trees and green space are associated with a reduction in asthma-related hospitalisations, according to new research out of England. The findings are based on a study of 650,000 serious asthma…