What does it take to do things differently in the building and construction world? The industry, we’ve learnt, is well known for its risk aversion.
Urban wheelchair tracking technology, Transport for NSW’s Opal card system and a customisable strata app were among the winners this year’s Smart City Awards.
Growing uptake of residential air conditioning is set to exacerbate the warming on the planet, according to research led by the Rocky Mountain Institute.
Prefab and light weight timber construction is an alternative we need to grow.
Governments across Australia, Asia and worldwide are jostling to design ‘smart cities’ that will cater for our growing population. We need to build smart cities to maintain livability, but what are smart cities and how do we get there? The definition of a smart city varies, but most would agree that a smart city is […]
The same creative and innovative thinking used to design skyscrapers can also deliver solutions at the microscale. In refugee camps for instance.
We lag well behind many other nations on innovation. We have to nurture our entrepreneurs and innovate faster in order keep up with the pace of growth.
If you want to shift to a zero-carbon built environment and make it as efficient and effective as possible, the first thing you need is a highly engaged collaborative industry.
City of Monash’s Eastern Innovation Business Centre is not just a sustainable building, it is also nurturing a whole new wave of entrepreneurs, innovators and green-minded enterprises.
We’ve heard unfortunate stories of companies exposed to energy prices up to four times what they’ve been used to paying. For some businesses, these sorts of price increases in gas and electricity may prove fatal.
Among winners in this year’s Clean Energy Council Awards was a mini-grid of 16 houses in Mooroolbark in Melbourne’s north-east in which three of the houses don’t have solar but still benefit.
New solar ink technology from the University of Newcastle can be printed so rapidly that enough energy to power 1000 homes could be created every day on just 10 commercial-scale printers – and for a cost of less than $10 a square metre.
About US$140-300 billion a year will need to be invested globally to adapt to the effects of climate change, but where will the money come from and is the government doing anything to create the incentives that will motivate private investment in the area? These are the issues raised by the Investor Group on Climate […]