Australia

Dexus commits to net zero 2030 target

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.

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ARENA pumps funds into “solar garden” trial

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency has provided $240,000 for a feasibility study into “solar gardens” – centrally located solar arrays that can be invested in by renters, apartment dwellers and others unable to get solar on their roofs.

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Fremantle cans baugruppen project

Fremantle Council has pulled the plug on a proposed baugruppen project, leaving tenderers “bewildered”, after it imposed conditions on the project that were deemed unacceptable and then refused to negotiate.

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Bill shock powers a renewables rush

Almost half of Australian businesses are investing in renewable energy to beat rising power costs and reduce their carbon emissions, according to a new report from the Climate Council.

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WA calls on private sector to partner on urban infill

The Western Australian government is calling on the private sector to help deliver infill housing in four Perth precincts at Bentley, Joondalup, Beaconsfield and Cannington over the next 15 years.

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Passive House is on the rise in Australia

The South Pacific Passive House Conference wrapped up late on Sunday 6 May following a packed day of site tours that included the presentation of a certification plaque for a recently completed house by Maxa Design.

On NSW marching to the beat of developer drums

Two NSW government decisions made this month show just how much power the development industry has to influence the very form and function of our cities – for its own benefit.