The appointment of real estate agency Colliers to the sustainability boards of two important organisations in the space, NABERS and the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA), is yet more evidence that the business world is increasingly leaning green. In this case growing tenant engagement with building energy ratings and standards. Led by Colliers’ newly […]
OPINION: NSW’s conservative government has just upped the stakes on sustainability around the country – and shot so far to the front it will make the other states and territories blanche by comparison. Not to mention the federal government whose climate action goose will be not just blanched but well and truly cooked by this […]
Mat Santamouris will detail at Moonshot 2030 how his building coating product can slash ambient heat from 40 degrees to 25 degrees on materials with his coating.
It had to happen. Nimbyism has been weaponised by the culture vultures. First, it was the developers who would heap shame on those who didn’t want to share their backyard. Now the creatives are doing it. First, we love culture. We love creatives. Without them we are like that planet that Dr Who visited: a […]
Come out and have some fun! Learn a lot, catch the pitchfest at the Moonshot 2030 eco prop tech event and network. The pitch fest lineup is exciting and all exactly the kind of tech and innovation that will help get us the future we want – our Moonshot 2030. Here’s who’s appearing: – Curvecrete – Daniel Prohasky, […]
On top of plans to end homes being built with dark coloured roofs, NSW minister Rob Stokes just dropped a raft of other hints as to how the state will achieve net zero
Local councils across Australia have been recognised for their innovative and impactful sustainability efforts at an awards night held by the Climate Council’s Cities Power Partnership.
The University of Queensland (UQ) will lead a major feasibility study into using the spare battery capacity of EVs to support the electricity grid, increase renewable energy uptake, and even directly power homes.
Design consultant Arcadis has mapped how far Australia lags behind other countries in its support for electric vehicles (EVs).
The Opera House is harnessing technology to further reduce its carbon footprint, with the goal of being carbon positive by 2023.
As more investors eye up the Circular Economy, consultant Frank Klostermann says the waste management sector in NSW is handicapped by poor government planning.
Aussie architecture firm BVN is bringing its acclaimed, New York City design initiative, re-ply, to Australia — showcasing salvaged plywood, used to board up the city during a Black Lives Matter demonstration, turned to pop-up art, furniture and architecture.
NSW and SA have both said they will not adopt accessibility reforms as laid out in the upcoming 2022 NCC.
Moonshot 2030: Somewhere out there, there’s a building under construction serving as a guinea pig for a “pioneering” tech-enabled quality control system that will hopefully end shoddy building practices for good. Such a system has long been on the wishlist for NSW Building Commissioner David Chandler, who has been tasked with cleaning up an industry […]
Frasers Property Limited full year results reveal $3.7bln in revenue, Star casinos team with blockchain textile recycler and more carbon credit options for farmers under new soil carbon partnership
Master Builders Victoria revealed it will oppose long-awaited reforms to the National Construction Code (NCC) intended to produce more accessible and sustainable Australian homes.
News from the front desk: With COP26 wrapping up it seems appropriate to join the chorus of voices deriding our government’s participation. To revel in the image of them slinking back to Australia with a slapped bottom and the moniker of global pariah hanging around their neck. But as much as we’d like to, it […]
Australia hits rock bottom London: Just like an addict needs to reach rock bottom before they can turn their life around, Australia’s leaders seem to be, finally, waking-up as Australia drops to last in the Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI). Australia slipped from 58th to 64th of the 64 countries ranked for its GHG (Greenhouse […]
Earlier this year, the UNESCO World Heritage Committee recommended the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) be inscribed on the List of World Heritage in Danger due to climate-induced risk. They stated, there is “no possible doubt that the property is facing ascertained danger.” The recommendation followed a review of policy and risk mitigation approaches, including the […]
Australian planners and economists are currently debating the role of planning policies and regulations in dwelling production as part of the federal parliamentary inquiry into housing supply. Meanwhile the New Zealand government has announced it intends to dramatically roll back residential zoning across the country’s major cities in response to high house prices. This simplistic policy poses risks for strategic metropolitan planning and Australia should pay attention.
Australians may be lacking when it comes to their own sustainable practices, but most hold brands to a much higher standard
The federal government is keen to integrate EVs into the grid, but wary to avoid demand blowouts.
Smart meters have a key role to play in Australia’s renewable energy transition, enabling distributed energy resources like rooftop solar, batteries and electric vehicles.
Taronga co-founder Jonathan Hannam is a highlight of our Moonshot 2030 eco proptech event on 23 November. And he’ll also be a judge on our pitchfest for great start ups to round off the day – in person!
Without good health, the quest for improved productivity is futile. Organisations will ultimately benefit from healthier and happier workers.
The World Health Organisation “didn’t get serious about banning tobacco until all the lobbyists for the industry were banned from WHO meetings”.
SLR, which employs over 1800 staff globally, has acquired 360 Environmental’s 60-person WA-based operation.
A new handbook, created by and for the Australian market, is helping companies get a leg up aligning with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and turn them into meaningful strategies.
institutional investor survey finds investors are looking to cash in on the “green recovery”
Planet Ark is celebrating 25 years since it founded National Recycling Week and looking back at how far Australia’s come.