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GRESB 2014: Australia still global sustainability leader

The 2014 Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark results have been released, and it shows Australia and New Zealand still lead in overall performance, but with Asian property company performance in hot pursuit. Australia’s Lend Lease and ISPT were also announced in a list of 11 global leaders, while Australand was named a regional leader.

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News from the front desk: Issue No 137

On green buildings  – time for the evidence; the iron lady with the green lungs and who (really) sacked Paddy Manning? 12 April 2013 – Well someone was delighted to see Jerry Yudelson’s new book had finally made it to press, judging by Friday morning’s twittersphere activity. The book, The World’s Greenest Buildings, (£29.99 from […]

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Eric Knight: Changing behaviour is key to change

By Eric Knight

25 February 2013 – One of the most important challenges in tackling climate change is to change human behaviour. It’s also the most effective, says Eric Knight, author of a recent book, Reframe, How to solve the world’s trickiest problems. Next Wednesday, 6 March, he will address the Green Cities 2013 conference in Sydney on findings from his work. Following is a sample of his views.

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Greens will take up the property fight

10 May 2012 – Australian Greens Leader  Christine Milne has jumped to support the sustainable property industry declaring she will challenge the federal government on its axing of the $1 billion Tax Breaks for Green Buildings program. The sustainable and mainstream property industry and energy efficiency associations in unison have slammed the action as an […]

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IPD launches green property investment index

By Tina Perinotto 1 March 2011 –In what could signal a major breakthrough, property investment analyst IPD on Monday launched its long awaited green property index at Green Cities 2011 and the results vindicate the industry’s commitment to a more sustainable product:  Green Star and NABERS-rated buildings outperform non-rated buildings on a financial basis by […]