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Buildings Alive: Building Systems Engineer

Buildings Alive is looking for an engineer with a background in building services, energy efficiency, analysis and control systems to join our Sydney-based engineering team.

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SAHMRI 2.0 strives for LEED Gold

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.

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IKEA launches furniture take-back scheme

Riding on the momentum of Australia’s anti-waste movement, IKEA is now letting its Sydney customers return their unwanted furniture and goods to the Tempe store in exchange for a voucher to spend in-store.

Ainsley Simpson

ISCA appoints new CEO from own ranks

The new chief executive officer at the Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia (ISCA) has been sourced internally, with former chief operating officer (COO) Ainsley Simpson appointed to the top position today.

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Carbon-positive hemp house could turbo charge industry

A new Perth-based company has committed to building a sustainable 10-star microhome to demonstrate the feasibility of its new hemp-based building panels, and boost the country’s emerging hemp industry. 

When the rains stop

BATHURST BURR: At Picton, near the NSW coast at the prize-winning Country Valley Dairy, about 350 kilometres to the east of Jemalong and 60 km west from Sydney, fifth-generation farmer John Fairley has not had good rain since July 2017.