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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 […]
$128,454 pa plus superannuation Performance Based Contract – 3 years Option to apply for 19 day month working arrangement This is an exciting, unique and career changing opportunity to make your mark at one of Australia’s premier local government areas. With a strong foundation of environmental master plans, projects and programs, the City of Sydney […]
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 design director, guiding Gensler’s local operations down an ambitiously sustainable path – when he’s not pursuing his other passion for racing old motorcycles that […]
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
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
The City’s Sustainability Strategy team is seeking an experienced environmental professional to fill the role of Manager Environmental Projects
Construction grinds to a halt across Sydney, Autonomous Energy powers on, NSW transports hiring hundreds of transport workers. Plus architecture firms reshuffle to create more staff opportunities.
Despite becoming collateral damage in an alleged $400 million dollar fraud scandal, Autonomous Energy (AE) says it remains a viable business and is looking to emerge as smoothly as possible from a period of voluntary administration.
A new voluntary clause aimed at cutting red tape for people wishing to rebuild homes after floods and bushfires could undermine local government’s ability to respond to worsening natural disasters fanned by climate change
Poorly designed and constructed houses or apartments can be freezing cold in winter or blazing hot on summer days. However, in the temperate climates of metropolitan Australian cities like Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra and Adelaide (climate zone 5 – warm temperate, and 6 – mild temperate, as defined in the National Construction Code), it’s the cold […]
Judging by the cover art, John Pabon may have taken a little inspiration from the hugely successful book “The Subtle Art of not Giving a F*ck” by Mark Manson; but in Pabon’s treatise on sustainability, his counter-intuitive approach is to think less about protest and more about persuasion. I’ve followed John on LinkedIn for some […]
The coming workplace upheavals, brought by automation and accelerated by Covid, will challenge not just the “hands-on” professions but an increasingly under-employed and un-protected segment of knowledge workers too. Looking back on East London in the 90s, and the scaling back of production at Dagenham’s Ford factory, Tim Williams finds communities can in fact benefit […]
COMMENT: The Victorian government has opened the door to the end of gas in its state; it’s big job. But quite frankly it needs to shut the door. We have alternatives.
As we start to engage seriously with the carbon battle, there’s another front looming – the urgent need to deal with nature and the loss of biodiversity. Will industry lead the charge as they have in Australia with carbon?
Macquarie Telecom Group is seeking approval to build a major 32-megawatt new data centre that the company says will be among the most efficient in the world
The government has badly misfired on rejecting Zali Steggall’s climate bills – especially in lumping all sectors in together, according to built environment leaders and business advocates.
Several volume home builders are now piloting Green Star Homes that’s set to go live next month.
TALKING RUBBISH: The Clean Energy Finance Corporation recently estimated a national pipeline of up to $7.8 billion in new investments in resource recovery, bioenergy and WTE in the period to 2025; employment benefits of up to 9,000 construction jobs, 2600 indirect jobs and as many as 1400 direct and ongoing jobs, and; the potential across those categories to reduce landfill emissions by as much as 60 per cent.
aviation is a major source of carbon emissions, and accounts for a massive 12 per cent of the transportation sector’s carbon footprint.