October has been a busy month and its clearly full steam ahead for our readers when it comes to retrofitting and building resilience.
Since Silicon Valley’s birth in the 1960s, its promoters have held utopian ideas about technology, from the “new communalism” to cyber-libertarianism.
Let there be columns, said Patrick Bellew, founder of Atelier Ten. “They’re not dangerous. No-one’s yet been killed by a column; people easily walk around them!” And they can save 20 per cent of a building’s carbon. We’ve been banging on lately about people not talking to each other – nearly enough. We know everyone’s […]
This year was not a year for starchitects as regional sustainable buildings and retrofit dominated the National Architecture Awards.
The annual InnovationAus Awards for Excellence recognised 15 innovative organisation and individuals who excelled in their field of expertise.
GRESB’s annual real estate assessment showed again that Australian companies dominated the global and regional sectors in the Oceania region – full list.
Ray Brown heads a practice of 700 people with Architectus, which after the merger with Conrad Gargett in April this year is now the biggest architectural practice in Australia. Hear the rest on this episode of how to build a better world.
According to Lachlan MacGillivray, Colliers’ managing director for retail capital markets in the Asia Pacific, Australia needs more shopping centres.
Since when did the housing affordability crisis become a housing delivery crisis? Asks Sarah Reilly as she calls for balance in the fast-evolving group.
This week’s news of Australian house prices rising to a new record this month is a notable 7.6 per cent since January.
Here’s our roundup of jobs and biz news you need to know to stay ahead in this fast paced world of sustainability.
As the world’s leaders prepare for the first Global Stocktake, big questions are being asked about energy transition.
A weather event now known as Cat221 tested the insurance system last year and a new report now calls for insurers to improve their practices.
Stopping the sale of gas appliances is an easy place to start de-gasification, writes Bruce Easton.
The United Nations Global Compact Network Australia has launched Forward Faster – a way to help all business leaders achieve sustainability targets.
A new report has warned that 20 of 35 planetary vital signs are at “record extremes” – and life on Earth is imperilled.
As the climate news gets worse, the responses from the sustainability and the right side of the property industry accelerate.
Energy saving upgrades across the nation kicks off at All Energy Melbourne A new national project to fit one million Australian homes with energy saving upgrades by 2030 at the All Energy Conference in Melbourne on Thursday. Energy Upgrades for Australian Homes will support six pilot home energy upgrade programs delivered in communities to undertake […]
Launch of Terra.do promising thousands of new jobs Terra.do, a platform which aims to retrain, upskill, recruit, hire and train the next generation of the global climate workforce has recently launched in Australia, with 4500 Australian clean economy roles immediately available for application. The platform currently hosts more than 40,000 roles worldwide. The platform was […]
After years of trying to reform the way end of lease “make good” occurs in the Australian property market, it looks like the message is finally getting through to top end tenants. But less informed tenants are still paying more than they should for office fit out. According to John Goddard, chair of The Royal […]
We’re perfectly positioned to out-compete other economies in a net-zero world hiding behind China’s emissions will turn us into a dry backwater instead.
Now in its fifth year, the Symposium will bring together regenerative design experts from across all areas to explore the theme ‘Ambition to Action’.
Direct air capture of carbon dioxide faces political and technological challenges but ambitious targets have been set in fighting the climate crisis.
Residential property is increasingly in the spotlight as an opportunity to retrofit and save carbon and energy bills. Here’s how to renovate yours.
To become a zero-carbon city by 2040, more than 80 commercial buildings in Melbourne need to be decarbonised each year.
On this week’s Jobs and Biz news: WA government architect Rebecca Moore moves on, new paper on Gen Z careers and the green young rich list.
A new app launched on Monday will allow households to access bushfire risk assessments in preparation for the upcoming summer.
In August, Victoria’s Planning Minister Sonya Kilkenny made a decision that could set a difficult precedent for Australia’s effort to get to net-zero.
Rob Bernard is chief sustainability officer for CBRE, the massive global property consultancy that has 115,000 people on its books across the planet and a responsibility to help transform real estate portfolios owned by the biggest institutional investors in the US where he is based, and across the world.
Why the oil companies are appropriating doomism and why they’re wrong. And why it’s still so tough to get positive action on sustainability in Australia.