In the past three decades, Australia’s HVAC industry has seen a quantum evolution, but according to University of Wollongong professor Paul Cooper, there’s a real risk of a talent deficit looming in the near future.
There’s a great big yawning gap in research when it comes to sustainable buildings around the chemical cocktails created by our fitouts and furnishings and what they are doing to occupant health.
UK National House Building Council report pictures the type of houses that Britons are expected to be living in the future. To what extent is this fantasy?
Robert Harley takes the helm at the investor panel at Tomorrowland 2018.
The full spectrum of low-impact, low-carbon homes – everything from new builds through to eco-upgrades to existing dwellings – will be on show this Sunday for the Alternative Technology Association’s nation-wide Sustainable House Day event.
IN BRIEF: A handy guide has just been released to help Australian property owners choose the right distributed energy solutions to suit their needs. Developed by the Property Council of Australia and the Clean Energy Finance Corporation, the new guide looks at a broad range of technologies, including solar PV, heat pumps and demand management systems, […]
It can take a bit of work, says architect Raffaello Rosselli, but builders can be “quite all right” about working with unconventional and quirky ideas.
At last, after years of interpretations and variations, the built environment looks like having an international standard on embodied carbon that create a level playing field for products and services.
The same architects behind the striking pinecone-inspired facade of the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) building are on track to deliver a neighbouring facility that also puts energy efficiency at the heart of its design.
Well-designed public buildings are sustainable buildings, and I’m not solely referring to this in an environmental sense.
Lendlease has released images of the inside of its engineered timber office building under construction at 25 King Street Brisbane, which is set to become Australia’s tallest engineered timber building when complete.
Exclusive: At a panel event on energy in Sydney last Friday, Paul Wall,head of group sustainability and energy at Dexus, let slip that his company had jumped aboard the net zero challenge with a commitment to achieve this by 2030.
The Fifth Estate turned to experts from engineering, architecture and development to find out the opportunities for refurbishing or repurposing older buildings, and the key factors for success.
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.
Consulting engineering firm Norman Disney & Young has been acquired by global engineering services company Tetra Tech, as it looks to leverage NDY’s expertise in sustainable buildings.
Impact Investment Group has won praise from the City of Melbourne for its plans to create “Victoria’s first carbon and water neutral adaptive reuse precinct”.
Business and financial news company Bloomberg has officially opened its £1 billion (AU$1.72b) European HQ in London, a building it has labelled the world’s most sustainable.
Frasers Property Australia has become the first company to get a 6 Star Green Star rating for an industrial property, with its supersite on the aptly named Efficient Drive in West Park Industrial Estate, Truganina, 22 kilometres west of Melbourne.
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.