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Department of Industry and Science Senior Energy Efficiency Officer Energy Division Job Title: Senior Energy Efficiency Officer Division: Energy Branch: Energy Productivity Section: Commercial Buildings Team Job Type: Ongoing, Full-time Salary: $74,196 – $83,488 Classification: APS Level 6 Location: Canberra – ACT Reference No: 056/1516WC Closing date: Friday, 28 August 2015 Job Description The Commercial […]
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“If we are guided by nature, we can reduce man’s effect on the environment with a nature enhancing life cycle approach.”
While social value is central to what many in the building industry are trying to achieve, measuring such value can be difficult to the point of being overlooked. Now, both here and overseas, efforts are being made to make social value more tangible and bring focus back to this crucial goal
When thinking about the wealth gap and air travel, we tend to think of jet-setting millionaires in private planes or, more recently, Branson and Bezos popping zero-gravity champagne in the billionaire space race. However, flight inequality is a growing problem for the planet on a much more common ground: frequent fliers. A study from Global […]
COMMERCIAL: The City of Melbourne has launched a plan to make empty storefronts available to artists, creators and entrepreneurs in an attempt to help struggling businesses and commercial hubs bounce back from COVID-19. Commercial property owners, leasing agents and businesses with vacant or underused spaces are being called on to make them available for free […]
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Australia’s newest grassroots campaign, Charge Ahead, will urge policymakers to accelerate the nationwide electrification of cars, buses, trucks and trains in order to reduce transport emissions.
Watch out for the independents movement, The “Voices of”. it’s set to challenge all the main parties, including the Greens at the next federal election. Here’s the first glimpse into what they’re made of.
In seven years, SwitchDin has grown to around 40 staff, most of which are based in Newcastle.
ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Vehicle-to-grid technology can turn electric cars into energy sources when the owners are not using them. EV industry researcher, Kat Lucas-Healey asks if the system is as good in reality as it sounds on paper
Tactically cynical, the proposed revitalisation of Blackwattle Bay strongly indicates what this government’s legacy will be Over their life, governments might be conceived as concerned either with tactics or legacy. Tactics define the activities governments deploy to press agendas and mandates; to get things done or prevent them from occurring. Tactics entail the expenditure of […]
Struggling to hear yourself think over the sound of your loud colleague across the room? You aren’t alone.
PLANNING: Planning changes proposed by the City of Sydney for two precincts aim to radically increase commercial activity as the city’s population grows and demand for jobs increases. The proposed changes along Botany Road in Redfern and the north Alexandria light industrial area will increase building height and floor space limits for developers, as well […]
Among the fancy new words around business nowadays are “agile” and “nimble”. I’m old so I think what those words mean in practical terms is listening to your customers and better meeting their needs. It’s new spin on old-fashioned and effective practice. It’s through that lens that we see a good recycling sector announcement last week. Namely, with Commonwealth government funding […]
The Durra Panel has been used in some of Australia’s largest commercial undertakings and the company behind the ultra-sustainable product says the residential construction industry is rapidly catching on too. On its website, Ortech Industries labels itself “manufacturer of the world’s most sustainable building material.” It’s a lofty claim but also not easy to dispute. […]
JOBS CHATTER: One of Australia’s most sustainably-minded architects, Ken McBryde has joined major American firm Gensler, with an eye to maximising his positive effect on the planet. McBryde will act as a design director, guiding Gensler’s local operations down an ambitiously sustainable path – when he’s not pursuing his other passion for racing old motorcycles […]
n an action that could have wide global implications a team of experts in the UK has proposed that the upfront and embodied carbon of building materials be compulsorily calculated and capped as a requirement of Building Regulations.
Big data, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and platform technologies are now common terms in our vernacular. But what do they all mean for the complex task of planning sustainable cities?
A Tasmanian social enterprise has sold more electric vehicles in the state than Tesla through its bulk buy model and is now helping motorists in other jurisdictions access affordable second hand EVs
EVENT PROMOTION: The Webinar “Oceania Wisdom for a Climate Chance”, has been organised by the Caring For Country Committee, a Working Group of Australia ICOMOS with members from Australia ICOMOS, ICOMOS New Zealand, ICOMOS Pasifika and Non-ICOMOS members from Oceania. It brings together a group of distinguished First Nations Australians, Ni Vanuatu, and Australian South Sea Islanders, who […]
Peak bodies of the Australian building industry have released a guide for design practitioners to better navigate recent legislative and regulatory changes aimed at improving building quality and safety in NSW. The reforms were introduced in response to public concern over building standards in the wake of high profile cladding fire incidents, and more recently […]
Ark Resources is looking for people to join their expanding team of ESD professionals in both senior and junior roles.
Proposed new zoning to allow 45-storey residential towers overlooking the new Fish Market precinct, have invoked about as much disgust as a bag of prawn heads in a hot boot.
The devastating collapse of the Champlain Towers South condos in Miami has triggered alarm bells for Australia’s construction and property sectors. Here’s what we can learn.
As Chancellor Angela Merkel examined the devastation of flood-ravaged Germany this week, where at least 184 people are dead and dozens still missing, she might have pondered whether Europe’s newly announced climate policies are “too little too late”.
w digital construction design tool utecture allows people to see the carbon footprint of each extra en suite or butler’s pantry as they design their dream home in real time
A build-to-rent development in Perth has been certified carbon neutral under the government’s Climate Active Carbon Neutral Standard for Buildings, with claims it could be the first nationally. Featuring 264 apartments under the banner, Element 27, the project is managed and leased by developer Sentinel Fund Manager Australia, the Australian arm of US property investment […]
A group of dedicated students from Monash University are about to embark on a two-year sustainable building challenge in which they will design and construct a net-zero energy home in Melbourne. It is part of the annual US Department of Energy Solar Decathlon, that draws the participation of universities from all over the world and […]
The International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) will further push for building occupant wellbeing with a new rating tool aimed at the continuous monitoring and adaptation of health metrics including indoor air quality, lighting levels, and noise. The WELL Performance Rating will reward building operators for monitoring the health and well-being of their tenants and actively […]
The Queensland government has become a founding partner in the Zero Carbon Certification Scheme, run by the Smart Energy Council and Hydrogen Australia. The scheme is an industry-led Guarantee of Origin style initiative to assess the embedded carbon in participating hydrogen, ammonia and metals produced in Australia, with the intention of promoting their uptake in […]
“A sustainable, zero-carbon global economy will, literally and figuratively, rest on concrete.” – Anthony Hobley, head of the World Economic Forum’s Mission Possible Partnership