According to Professor Janis Birkeland, green building rating tools are improving but they are only improving upon a flawed conceptual model.
Fast-tracked approval for a new six-star Green Star commercial tower in North Sydney connected to the Victoria Cross over station development will “set a new benchmark” for the CBD area, which Bates Smart director Philip Vivian says is having a “true renaissance”.
When people think about the benefits of green buildings, low energy bills usually springs to mind.
Leading the race to net zero emissions is Dexus, Mirvac Group, GPT Group, Vicinity Centres, Cromwell Property Group and Investa (ICPF) according to new research from climate change think tank ClimateWorks.
The environmental performance of New Zealand’s most iconic building, the Beehive, and two of the country’s other parliamentary landmarks, will be independently verified by the NZ Green Building Council (NZGBC). New Zealand’s Parliamentary Service, this week said the operational performance of Parliament House and the Parliamentary Library would also be rated by the council’s Green […]
Steel and concrete are New Zealand’s worst offenders when it comes to embodied carbon, together contributing more than half the carbon footprint of both residential and non-residential construction, according to a new report.
Architects, together with engineers and other building professionals, are uniquely placed to make a difference in the fight to save the planet. That’s why it’s important for them to step up and declare a climate emergency.
Vicinity Centres first announced millions of dollars in rooftop solar investment Now it’s aiming for net zero carbon by 2030 across its 34 wholly-owned shopping centres.
Tanya Ha, former presenter on ABC’s Catalyst, science communicator and environmentalist, is busy helping scientists to better communicate and has a “pet interest” in the green building and sustainable cities movement. Now she’s jumped further into diversity issues.
As one door closes, the researchers of the CRC for Low Carbon Living is already prising open another door – a bevy of industry support in cash and kind to back it up.
For the market for sustainable homes to continue to grow we need to use language that resonates with consumers, such as “comfortable”, “healthy”, and “affordable”.
New GBCA chief executive Davina Rooney comes with a challenge the industry seems happy to embrace. What’s on the cards could be all 6 Star Green Star buildings be mandated net zero carbon. In my career I have seen sustainable buildings come a long way. Now, as we approach the critical decade on climate change, […]
Bank Australia has partnered with Sustainable Melbourne Fund to take the original environmental upgrade agreement (EUAs) program for buildings national.
The sustainability goals and standards for our built environment are changing. Fast.
The Green Building Council of Australia has done itself an excellent service by picking Davina Rooney as its new chief executive officer.
Until recently, interest in sustainable building initiatives in health care was lacking. Fortunately, some experts say the mind shift has definitely changed in the past 10 or so years.
NABERS has big plans for the next five years according to the 2019-2023 draft strategic plan released on Tuesday.
The wellness revolution in commercial property shows no sign of abating with Cbus Property’s proposal for a 55-storey office tower in Melbourne’s CBD featuring a four-level flexible wellness hub.
Mirvac has added more green creds to its portfolio, achieving the highest possible six star NABERS Energy rating for a base building at One Darling Island at Pyrmont in Sydney.
It’s the end of the year and time for people to reflect, process and gear up for 2019.
Building F in the Rhodes Corporate Office Park claims to be the first commercial building to receive a carbon neutral certification for the base building.
News from the front desk, Issue No 417: We know it’s nearly Christmas but we still can’t seem to shake that annoyance we have with those lobbyists who’ve stifled the move to better energy standards in housing through the National Construction Code. We know that the Housing Industry Association and the Master Builders Australia have […]
Commercial offices are a “forgotten market” in WA for exploring sustainable building options. Now they’ve got a new timber building designed by Harris Jenkins Architects and Josh Byrne and Associates.
EXCLUSIVE: Blockchain might be the missing ingredient that prefabricated homes need to go mainstream. According to Aurecon’s fourth Buildings of the Future report, provided exclusively to The Fifth Estate, “leapfrog” technologies such as blockchain and cryptocurrencies have the potential to dramatically change how buildings are designed, constructed and managed. The report said that blockchain, a […]
Arup’s Sydney team has just moved into new digs in Barrack Place and it couldn’t be more pleased.
The uptake of the NABERS rating system by shopping centres, the indoor environment and hospitals have gone through the roof according to the national Australian rating system’s annual report.
Sustainability is no longer niche, a “nice to have” or optional – it’s the key to future proofing fixed assets in rapidly evolving world.
It was designed with the highest of green ratings in mind, but the City of Canning in Perth is taking design firm Christou and consultant Aecom to court over alleged “misleading or deceptive” conduct regarding the $37 million Cannington Leisureplex’s ecologically sustainable design.
Well-designed public buildings are sustainable buildings, and I’m not solely referring to this in an environmental sense.
The World Green Building Council has issued a challenge to the global building sector: eliminate carbon emissions from building use by 2030.