sustainability

Study: gas hot water not the answer

By Cameron Jewell

1 October 2013 — Gas hot water isn’t as sustainable as point-of-use instant electric systems under many circumstances, according to a new study out of RMIT University.

How retailers can improve their energy footprint

By Willow Aliento

3 July 2014 — A new sustainability initiative launching this month will help retailers overcome the time pressures and business as usual mindset that can form a barrier to change, according to the National Retail Association’s retail sustainability project manager Daile Kelleher. The Retail Buys the Future sustainability initiative will launch this month with the first of a series of workshops conducted by the NRA.

How Universal Design can deliver sustainable outcomes

Ahead of the Universal Design Conference in Sydney 30-31 August, Nicholas Loder investigates how Universal Design is in essence sustainable design.

Book Review: Smarter Buildings Better Experiences

There’s a lot of buzz about how technology can deliver more sustainable buildings, but for the layperson, understanding exactly what’s what and why it might matter can be somewhat challenging.

GBCA snares Opera House sustainability leader

The Green Building Council of Australia has snared the driving force behind the Sydney Opera House’s sustainability program, , appointing her to the role of senior manager – strategic products…

Defence Housing aims for One Planet Living in WA

Defence Housing Australia wants to add a new sustainability milestone to its property portfolio, by targeting One Planet Living Community certification for its Liv Apartments development in East Fremantle. “Our…

Market pulse: Talent Nation reveals the sustainable job hot spots

Property infrastructure, energy and social enterprises are hot spots in sustainability, according to sustainable, environmental and energy recruitment specialist Richard Evans. Evans, who is managing director of Talent Nation and…

7 ways we can turbo-charge retail sustainability

Shopping centres are some of our biggest energy guzzlers, but in recent times have been moving towards a greener future. Here’s seven ways they could continue to push.

Our pick of jobs this week

Ironbark Sustainability is looking to add another member to its 20-strong team with a new project management and client liaison role opening up in Sydney. Managing director Paul Brown said…