Is Timber the Answer to Green Building?
“Wood is the only building material that helps tackle climate change.”
Indoor Air Quality – The Science and the Low Hanging Fruit
In school, we learnt the role trees and plants have in producing the oxygen we breathe.
Sustainability and the Federal Election
Earlier last week, at the first leaders’ debate in the run up to the federal election, both contenders for the nation’s top job clashed over their...
Australia Must Have an Embodied Energy Policy
Amid increasing world awareness that impacts of climate change present a clear and present danger to our future generations, the debate about what measures Australia can...
Green Star Shoots for Carbon Neutral Buildings
Buildings that wish to achieve a 6 Star Green Star rating for design and construction will need to be carbon neutral after 2021 if an overhaul...
Biophilic Design is Good Design, Everything Else is Worthless
There’s been increasing chatter around the concept of biophilic design lately and while it’s great to hear, I wonder if we are all-talk, no action. Think...
Australia Will Get a Trajectory for Low Energy Buildings
Australia is set to get a long-term trajectory for low energy homes and commercial buildings after energy ministers agreed to a pathway to zero-energy and zero-carbon...
Australia Must Built Heat Resistant Homes
Around Australia, much effort has been afforded to building homes which stay warm in winter and minimise energy costs. Less attention has been given to heat...
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?
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....