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The Fifth Estate - Green buildings and sustainable cities – news and views

Ye gods what’s going on with the Feds? Down the rabbit hole they go again.

The post On why you don’t want to look back (and end up like Lot’s wife) appeared first on The Fifth Estate.

Author: The Fifth Estate
Posted: September 20, 2018, 8:47 am

The Fifth Estate - Green buildings and sustainable cities – news and views

IN BRIEF: Stockland has been named the global industry leader in real estate according to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI). Stockland returns to the top spot after Mirvac took the crown…

The post Stockland claws back top DJSI spot from Mirvac appeared first on The Fifth Estate.

Author: The Fifth Estate
Posted: September 20, 2018, 8:04 am

The Fifth Estate - Green buildings and sustainable cities – news and views

A week or so before announcing the mammoth Building Up & Moving Out inquiry into the development of cities, MP John Alexander told the audience at The Fifth Estate’s Tomorrowland that Australia needs to stop its “reactionary” approach to urban planning.

The post John Alexander: It’s time to stop reactive planning appeared first on The Fifth Estate.

Author: Poppy Johnston
Posted: September 20, 2018, 7:31 am

The Fifth Estate - Green buildings and sustainable cities – news and views

Twenty seven cities, including Melbourne and Sydney, have reached peak greenhouse gas emissions according to the C40 Cities website last week. So how come their emissions are still rising?

The post 27 cities have peaked their emissions, says C40. Or have they? appeared first on The Fifth Estate.

Author: David Thorpe
Posted: September 20, 2018, 6:48 am

The Fifth Estate - Green buildings and sustainable cities – news and views

An urban district development in London by Lendlease has been stirring controversy for years. Here's an update.

The post It’s not easy being green: Lendlease’s Elephant Park London under fire for its sustainability claims appeared first on The Fifth Estate.

Author: David Thorpe
Posted: September 20, 2018, 6:06 am

The Fifth Estate - Green buildings and sustainable cities – news and views

Even in 2018, polar extremes still tend to dominate the discussion on digital transformation. Morphosis director Simon Carter is on a mission to change this for the built environment.

The post Simon Carter: Overcoming the dangers of digital optimism appeared first on The Fifth Estate.

Author: Poppy Johnston
Posted: September 20, 2018, 5:07 am

The Fifth Estate - Green buildings and sustainable cities – news and views

The Oxygen Files – A new column from associate editor Willow Aliento on what’s happening in sustainability this week and why it’s important to give these stories a clean low-carbon airing.

The post Fair dinkum power at the polls, Hickory, AREITs, Dick Clarke and population appeared first on The Fifth Estate.

Author: Willow Aliento
Posted: September 20, 2018, 3:19 am

The Fifth Estate - Green buildings and sustainable cities – news and views

The shaping of our cities seems to be an advisory battleground. Expert traffic and economic projections were features of the recent part-sale of WestConnex.

The post Hired guns…better known these days as consultants – and cities appeared first on The Fifth Estate.

Author: Mike Brown
Posted: September 20, 2018, 2:36 am

The Fifth Estate - Green buildings and sustainable cities – news and views

The City of Sydney is looking for a sustainability engagement coordinator to join the CitySwitch Green Office program to accelerate action in the business community towards net zero and beyond.

The post Cityswitch: Sustainability engagement coordinator appeared first on The Fifth Estate.

Author: Advertisement
Posted: September 20, 2018, 2:07 am

The Fifth Estate - Green buildings and sustainable cities – news and views

Huge savings in energy are available from Passivhaus design, and the cost premium is generally as low as 0-3 per cent in Australia. So what’s stopping a full scale transition?…

The post Passivhaus is affordable and effective, why isn’t it legislated? appeared first on The Fifth Estate.

Author: Nick Lane, PassivePlace
Posted: September 20, 2018, 1:38 am

The Fifth Estate - Green buildings and sustainable cities – news and views

Read our round-up of the latest jobs in sustainability.

The post Our pick of the jobs appeared first on The Fifth Estate.

Author: julia
Posted: September 19, 2018, 6:11 am

The Fifth Estate - Green buildings and sustainable cities – news and views

The top names in architecture are branching into new markets to establish a firmer footing in Australia’s fast-growing capital cities. And they’re continuing to add capability in new disciplines such…

The post Market Pulse: Architects on the move appeared first on The Fifth Estate.

Author: The Fifth Estate
Posted: September 18, 2018, 9:27 am

The Fifth Estate - Green buildings and sustainable cities – news and views

MP John Alexander flagged some ambitious goals for cities and nation-wide planning when he addressed The Fifth Estate’s Tomorrowland. Now see what he's announced.

The post Wishlist of goals for cities and nationwide planning appeared first on The Fifth Estate.

Author: Willow Aliento
Posted: September 18, 2018, 8:50 am

The Fifth Estate - Green buildings and sustainable cities – news and views

Do you want to be part of NSW’s transition to a modern energy system? We are looking for talented and innovative individuals to assist the government in delivering a range of exciting new clean energy projects to drive NSW towards its commitment to net zero emissions by 2050.

The post The Department of Planning & Environment: Manager, Program Delivery appeared first on The Fifth Estate.

Author: Advertisement
Posted: September 18, 2018, 8:38 am

The Fifth Estate - Green buildings and sustainable cities – news and views

This is the sort of headline that should be at the top of any minister’s inbox who has responsibility for overseeing Australia’s future in a rapidly changing construction world.

The post Forget sustainability and trust, you will get that in a box for “free” from Google’s Sidewalk Labs appeared first on The Fifth Estate.

Author: David Chandler, Western Sydney University
Posted: September 18, 2018, 8:28 am
Author: Jonathan Prendergast, University of Technology Sydney
Posted: September 18, 2018, 8:14 am

The Fifth Estate - Green buildings and sustainable cities – news and views

Victoria's current zones don’t cater well for these changes. Commercial 3 zone aims to change that.

The post Commercial 3 – Victoria’s new zone for mixed use and creative industries appeared first on The Fifth Estate.

Author: Mark Woodland, Echelon Planning
Posted: September 18, 2018, 5:56 am

The Fifth Estate - Green buildings and sustainable cities – news and views

Adam Kiekebosch has joined ASPECT Studios as director of infrastructure after a role with Australian-based infrastructure consulting services company SMEC.

The post ASPECT Studios takes on Adam Kiekebosch as new infrastructure director appeared first on The Fifth Estate.

Author: The Fifth Estate
Posted: September 18, 2018, 3:48 am

The Fifth Estate - Green buildings and sustainable cities – news and views

IN BRIEF: A new draft manual to assist in the maintenance and performance of heating, ventilating, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC&R) systems has been released by the Australian Institute of…

The post AIRAH seeks public comment on new HVAC&R manual appeared first on The Fifth Estate.

Author: The Fifth Estate
Posted: September 18, 2018, 3:37 am

The Fifth Estate - Green buildings and sustainable cities – news and views

Some communities have no choice but to build their own homes, roads and other structures.

The post The anarchy that lies within great urban planning appeared first on The Fifth Estate.

Author: Poppy Johnston
Posted: September 18, 2018, 3:20 am

The Fifth Estate - Green buildings and sustainable cities – news and views

Most Australian organisations have modern slavery embedded in their supply chains. Look hard enough and you’ll find it too! The 2018 Global Slavery Index estimates that there are 40.3 million people…

The post Moves to stop modern slavery – from investors, business and government appeared first on The Fifth Estate.

Author: Mark Lyster, Action Sustainbility
Posted: September 18, 2018, 12:55 am

The Fifth Estate - Green buildings and sustainable cities – news and views

Over the past three months, the Northern Hemisphere has experienced unprecedented heatwaves, crashing through previous temperature records.

The post Is Australia set to follow Europe and North America with an extreme summer? appeared first on The Fifth Estate.

Author: Iman Taleb, Stephanie Choo, Emilia Bisogni and Andrew Butler, University of Melbourne
Posted: September 17, 2018, 5:04 am
Author: Robert Harley
Posted: September 13, 2018, 2:53 pm

The Fifth Estate - Green buildings and sustainable cities – news and views

Australian companies continue to dominate the much vaunted annual GRESB stakes for environmental, social and governance benchmarks for real assets, proving that at the top end at least, there’s a strong commitment to sustainability, regardless of the policy vacuum in Canberra.

The post While Canberra dithers, Australian sustainability heavyweights clean up at GRESB, again appeared first on The Fifth Estate.

Author: Poppy Johnston
Posted: September 13, 2018, 2:34 pm

The Fifth Estate - Green buildings and sustainable cities – news and views

The full spectrum of low-impact, low-carbon homes – everything from new builds through to eco-upgrades to existing dwellings – will be on show this Sunday for the Alternative Technology Association’s nation-wide Sustainable House Day event.

The post Sustainable House Day shows budget is no barrier to green homes appeared first on The Fifth Estate.

Author: Willow Aliento
Posted: September 13, 2018, 2:18 pm

The Fifth Estate - Green buildings and sustainable cities – news and views

EXCLUSIVE: Victoria’s Planning Minister, Richard Wynne recently dropped a bombshell on thousands of apartment owners whose buildings are covered in flammable cladding.

The post How apartment owners got hooked to pick up the massive bill for dodgy cladding appeared first on The Fifth Estate.

Author: Anne Paten
Posted: September 13, 2018, 8:36 am

The Fifth Estate - Green buildings and sustainable cities – news and views

The Queensland government has just released the latest in a series of sectoral climate change adaptation plans, this time covering the health and wellbeing sectors.

The post Queensland health sector takes revolutionary stance on climate change appeared first on The Fifth Estate.

Author: Willow Aliento
Posted: September 13, 2018, 8:24 am

The Fifth Estate - Green buildings and sustainable cities – news and views

IN BRIEF: A handy guide has just been released to help Australian property owners choose the right distributed energy solutions to suit their needs. Developed by the Property Council of…

The post New guide from the CEFC and takes the guesswork out of clean energy tech appeared first on The Fifth Estate.

Author: julia
Posted: September 13, 2018, 6:01 am

The Fifth Estate - Green buildings and sustainable cities – news and views

Sendle, which claims to be Australia’s first “100 per cent carbon-neutral delivery service” and is a B-Corporation, is taking sustainability that one step further with satchels that are made from…

The post Sendle goes worm-friendly satchels appeared first on The Fifth Estate.

Author: julia
Posted: September 13, 2018, 5:44 am

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