Life Cycle Assessment for Buildings is Taking off Globally
Life cycle assessment is increasingly being used worldwide to quantify the environmental performance of buildings, set impact reduction targets, and ensure a safe environment for future...
Is Your Insulation Environmentally Friendly?
Most people already know the benefits of thermal insulation, but what about the environmental impacts of the actual insulation material, or how a building’s structure affects...
Aussie Commercial Property Funds Lead World in Responsible Practice
Commercial property funds throughout Australia are leading their peers globally in terms of social and environmental responsibility and governance practices, the latest rankings suggest.
What Makes a Good Sustainable Procurement Policy?
The recently-launched ISO 20400 standard, Sustainable Procurement – Guidance, is a powerful new tool for all involved in the business of procurement.
A Tsunami Hits the Recycling World, and We’ll All Feel it Soon
Whether you felt it or not, the earth shaking actions that unfolded recently will ultimately have an impact on every one of us.
Are Hotels Making the Most of Sustainability Opportunities?
Sustainability is an increasingly important part of doing business in the hospitality industry, particularly since 21 per cent of global carbon dioxide emissions from the tourism...
What Ratings Scheme Should I Use?
There are at least eight ratings schemes available for home owners, designers, builders and developers to use to determine how ‘green’ their building or site is,...
Green Infrastructure and the WELL Building Standard
A lot of building services engineers and property developers have been talking about the WELL Building Standard recently. Unlike other popular rating systems and building standards,...
Melbourne Wins Race to Full Renewables
Melbourne City Council says it has become the first Australian capital city council to be powered entirely by renewables as energy from a purpose-built wind farm...
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.
PVC Recycling in Hospitals Program Targets 150-hospitals
Since its launch in 2009, the innovative waste management and recycling program has grown to operate in 138 hospitals throughout Australia and New Zealand. It is...
Retrofitting Homes to Improve Energy Ratings and Reduce Emissions
University of Melbourne researchers have discovered how to retrofit homes to be more energy efficient, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and cutting electricity bills significantly.
Victoria Greens Vow to Stop New Apple Store
The Victorian Greens are determined to stop a controversial plan to demolish part of Melbourne's Federation Square to make way for a new Apple store.
SA Boycotts Murray Water Savings
South Australia has pulled the plug on a package of water saving measures along the Murry-Darling Basin after the failure of the nation's water ministers to...