Maybe with Western Australia finally switching to the latest version to the National Construction Code next month there will be no more homes built with seriously poor energy standards.
La Trobe University’s new all-electric mass timber student accommodation at its Bundoora campus north of Melbourne wastes no opportunity to amplify the biophilic properties of wood.
What about leasing and hiring your outdoor furniture and fountains instead of buying. It makes sense if you’re a local council and want to be part of the circular economy.
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Globally, only one in 50 new cars were fully electric in 2020, and one in 14 in the UK. Sounds impressive, but even if all new cars were electric now, it would still take 15-20 years to replace the world’s fossil fuel car fleet.
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Urbanist Ludo Campbell-Reid, who took a job at one of Melbourne’s fastest growing municipalities last year, likens his profession to city “doctors”. Cities are either unhealthy or healthy: some are vibrant and exciting, and others are dull as ditch water. Campbell-Reid, who notched up an enviable reputation in his last job with a deep involvement […]