The Importance of Living Infrastructure in Schools
Did you know that in 2017, there were more than 3.8 million students enrolled in 9,444 (public, catholic and independent) primary and high schools across Australia?
Australia’s Pathway to a NetZero Building Code
Back in 2010, Australia had its last significant upgrade to the stringency of energy efficiency requirements in respect of both residential and commercial buildings under the...
Housing Design and Behaviour Multiply the Benefits of Energy Efficiency
Energy efficient design is often assumed to be a matter of ‘build it and they will come’, but this approach isn’t enough to get us to...
Communication, Creativity Key in Touting the Logic of Sustainability
We are in the infancy of a low carbon and sustainable economy.
Bringing Nature’s Power into Australian Cities
Back in the 1960s, the Cheonggyecheon (Cheonggye stream) which winds through downtown Seoul (South Korea) stood as an example of city planning going terribly wrong.
Key Lessons Needed to Drive Green Building Movements Forward
Since the inception of the first green building council in 1993 (the United States Green Building Council), the push toward sustainable practices in construction has gathered...
Go Green for Healthy, Rich Cities: study
Green infrastructure - from more cycle lanes to cleaner air - not only helps the environment but also boosts jobs, health and productivity, according to research.
Australia Needs Tougher Home Energy Efficiency Standards
Since the last upgrade to residential energy efficiency requirements of the National Construction Code (NCC) in 2010, power bills have soared and technologies and design options...
Smart Cities Vital to Beat the Elements
We are over half way through summer in the southern hemisphere and whilst we have battled heat waves and bush fires, our neighbours in the north...
Low Carbon Homes for Low Income Households
When Chris White and Chelsea Mclean moved into their newly rented home in Ballarat last July, what they found was not pleasant.
VIC:Zero Net Carbon Homes to Rise in Melbourne
A call has gone out for environmentally-aware builders wanting to join a low-carbon revolution on Melbourne's outskirts.
Green Roof Benefits on Energy Conservation
Green roofs are becoming increasingly popular in many countries. People are starting to realize just how many advantages a green roof has over a standard roof....