Take one ageing multi-storey commercial building, add a dash of applied grey matter and an owner aiming for a greener asset – and you have a recipe for great returns all round.
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.
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.
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).
It was impossible in the hours after our Bring Your Office to Life event to keep away the little nuggets of insight and knowledge that kept dropping in like unexpected but welcome guests.
Remember the days when people whined about green buildings and said “What next?”
Certified green buildings in New Zealand are jumping with exponential growth, especially in the residential sector, according to NZ Green Building Council.
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 […]
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 […]
A climate bonds standard for low carbon buildings has been officially launched in London.