We need an army of skilled workers to run the green economy so it’s no surprise demand for sustainability education is on the rise.
Is it time to consider “un-building” and “non-building” in urban design projects, such as the revival of Sydney’s Parramatta Road?
Brisbane could get another building that “breathes”, with plans lodged with the city’s council for a six-star Green Star commercial tower in the CBD. The 46 storey BVN-designed tower at 25 Mary Street will be accessed from a state heritage-listed synagogue, which will be retained and revitalised for ongoing use by the Brisbane Hebrew Congregation. A […]
If even the EU can’t make progress in the final decade when radical decarbonisation can give our kids and grandkids…
CCS, to be accurate, carbon capture is technically proved and feasible, however, the storage or use a resource in manufacture…
Perhaps shouldnt have limited ourselves to only 5 trends!
‘The end of the city-No, not quite’ by Sarah Barns at insidestory.org.au is an important read for emerging trends. Here…
- Nikola Tesla dreamed of free electricity; what happened?
- Five big trends shaping sustainability in 2021
- Martijn Wilder joins Prince Charles, HSBC, Natixis in new agenda for “natural capital” asset class
- Joost Bakker’s new self-sustaining, zero waste Fed Square home is good enough to eat
- Cool roofs versus dark roofs: special report
- “Building back better” is great, but what if “un-building” works even better?
- Where to buy property for the climate emergency
- Passive subtropical architecture takes off with BVN-designed Brisbane tower
- Time to green, decongest and reclaim Sydney’s Parramatta Road for the people
- The truth about dark roofs and cool roofs
It’s yet to be seen how the latest Covid outbreak in Sydney will affect business confidence and the job market but the good news is that between October and November, SEEK saw the first increase in new job ads since before the pandemic.
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The World Green Building Council has called for net zero emission by 2050 in the Asia Pacific region along with a primer on getting there. The Asia Pacific Embodied Carbon Primer highlights what embodied carbon is, where it occurs throughout a building and infrastructure asset’s lifecycle, and how tackling it can catalyse APAC to rebuild […]
News from the front desk, issue 492: Here at The Fifth Estate our heads are spinning after what was an action packed five hours at our Flick the Switch event yesterday about the transition to all electric, net zero buildings and cities. The subject matter certainly struck a chord – we had record numbers in […]
New research commissioned by the NSW Building Commissioner David Chandler has revealed that the high cost of digital technologies is a barrier for many builders, especially smaller operators. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is on the case.
The super-successful building operational energy performance rating scheme pioneered in Australia has launched in the UK following 18 months of detailed trials to adapt it to the UK environment.
Ebook: Flick the Switch
Flick the Switch is a guide to achieving Net Zero and all-electric buildings. It’s a wrap of our 2020 symposium on this topic plus deep-dive additional interviews and features on the people and topics that are driving change and helping the property industry head in the right direction. Nearly two dozen panellists and speakers generously […]