The collective experiences of workers pre and post-pandemic offer five lessons for organisations to reimagine workplaces and practices
Councils — small, medium and large across Australia — are on the front lines of decarbonisation. From overseeing building regulations to on the ground energy initiatives, they have the power to make a major impact on Australia’s emissions.
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Wires beat pipes hands down, according to energy expert Richard Keech, who says gas has a bigger emissions footprint than most of us realise.
For some time now, Built has been swapping traditional emissions-intensive concrete with lower carbon varieties.
If there is one thing certain following the quiet release on Monday of the second NCC 2022 RIS, it’s that this will be one of the more scrutinised documents to come out of government in recent times.
Building sustainability expert Su-Fern Tan checks in from New York, Leah Lang takes over from Malcom Middleton, and Bradfield’s new independent candidate, plus more
If a “green” loan doesn’t actually increase sustainable outcomes, how much benefit are shareholders and the community really getting?
This single heat pump system is designed to intelligently draw clean energy when the sun is at its brightest so that heating, cooling and hot water is delivered with minimal carbon emissions.
Summers in Australia are getting hotter. Does evaporative cooling remain a viable option for cooling Australian homes, or is modern refrigerative cooling the way to go? Spoiler alert: fans of evaporative cooling may not like this article. If you have “evap” cooling in your home – and love it – that’s great, enjoy it! Some people praise the […]
Teaching critical thinking is a foremost goal of education. We need this for understanding ourselves, others, and the unprecedented challenges that lie before us, like climate change. So, how is our education system performing under the close watch of our political leaders? A critical look reveals a lot to criticise Alan Tudge, of course, is […]
Feeling disenfranchised with politics? Fed up with politicians desperate for positive press? Tired of seeing the most important issues left off the national agenda? You are not alone. And unfortunately this slow eroding of political process in our country bodes poorly for more united and effective action on climate change. Australians’ faith in democracy has […]
GBCA’s new Green Star Homes standard and update to Green Star Buildings is a big step forward in addressing building airtightness, one of the juiciest low-hanging fruits on the building performance tree. It is cheap to implement compared to other energy savings investments, it improves comfort, and it reduces interstitial condensation risk.
Inevitably, the pressure in the policy pot builds up. A government of the day, often with limited “corporate memory” of what has come before it, decides the best way to let off some steam is to “do a strategy”.
Head of NSW’s largest community housing provider says now is the time to act on social housing, and governments shouldn’t go it alone.
A lot of people, we’re told, are “going bush”. They’re moving to the regions or other cities to avoid the impact of the pandemic. But what will the new place be like as climate change progresses? And is it any better or worse than where they’ve moved from? This extensive report brings the climate story right to our front doorsteps.
As preparations start for yet another so called “freedom rally” to oppose lock down we wonder if Covid is the only thing driving the protesters. Nope… as you might have suspected there are other tensions and influences afoot and after Covid they could well turn their sights to anti climate action.
Market pulse and jobs chatter: ENGIE, Angie Abdilla, Ken Lunty, City of Kingston and what Rheem is up to.
The changing urban landscape of Western Australia has played into a broad range of developments being recognised at the Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) WA awards.
LOCAL GOVERNMENT: If you want to build a house or building in certain Victorian locations, you will soon be obliged to meet mandatory net zero targets, thanks to the dedicated work of an alliance of councils in the state.
UK-based biotech company, Mykor, creates a carbon-negative and entirely compostable, foam-like material that can be used by the construction industry for things like thermal and acoustic insulation.
There are a number of areas governments can invest in to prioritise wellbeing. One of them is the environment.
Not since Ebenezer Howard mobilised the Garden City movement some 120 years ago has there been a more exciting time to be a town planner.
Move over Kevin McLeod, there’s a hot new home design reality TV show on the block.
If you thought it was weird to feel a bit warm and fuzzy about one of our two big supermarket giants, Coles, saying nice things supporting the climate fight, and pointing out it expected its media partners to share the same values, you weren’t alone. The impetus for this was the stunning announcement early in […]
Like it or not, shopping centres are here to stay. Concrete monoliths offering consumerist delights, encased in a highly-controlled environment designed to keep us shopping for longer. What’s not to love?
As our cities adapt and change, so must our transport services. But how do we keep them moving at the same rate and in the same direction?
Leaky warehouses and energy-sucking factories might seem a big challenge to turn green. Not so, says the Dexus subsidiary that just took its workplace real estate portfolio carbon neutral, but a lot depends on the fund manger
A group of leading businesses and government networks are uniting to decarbonise the built environment ahead of November’s UN Climate Change Conference (COP26)
It’s going to take a lot of very smart tech, along with laser-accurate strategy, to get Australian energy companies through the next few years