NZ’s built environment isn’t as green as once thought

New Zealand green building leaders are calling for urgent action on building efficiency, following new analysis that has revealed the built environment is responsible for about 20 per cent of all national greenhouse gas emissions, a figure up to 10 times previous estimates.

Australia’s green building floor space has boomed

In 2006 less than one per cent of Sydney and Melbourne’s CBD commercial floorspace was certified green. Twelve years later we’re sitting at 46 per cent for Sydney and 28.8 per cent for Melbourne.

CEFC goes after hotel efficiency

Pro-invest Group has agreed to lift the design standard of its Holiday Inn Express at Southbank, Melbourne, following a $39 million investment by the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC).

New Zealand’s green building boom picks up pace

Certified green buildings in New Zealand are jumping with exponential growth, especially in the residential sector, according to NZ Green Building Council.

How a recruitment firm found bottom-line benefits in green credentials

Going for verified green credentials has proven a positive differentiator in the recruitment market for Melbourne-based firm Dixon Appointments. The firm’s director of recruitment services, Kathryn FitzGerald, says the commitment to sustainability appeals to employers looking for a trustworthy recruiter as well as job hunters who understand the importance of sustainability in the workplace. The […]

Cheat Sheet: How to win $10,000 in the Mad Men national NABERS competition

NABERS has announced it’s taking the Creative Stars competition that featured in our Sydney Mad Men for the Planet workshop last year national – and it’s decided to award a cash prize for the best idea. On offer now is up to $10,000 in matched funding to make the idea a reality. Our Mad Men […]