The Low Carbon Engineering of Things
If asked to consider how to cut carbon emissions, most people would probably focus on reducing energy use in their home or place of work, or...
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...
Changing Attitudes to Low Carbon Living: Who Leads?
The City of Sydney’s April 2017 newsletter, letter box dropped to its local community and published online, speaks volumes about changing attitudes to low carbon living...
Energy Opportunities for a Bright Future
Imagine a kind of ‘energy utopia’, with secure and reliable supply, bills that everybody can afford, and a well-regulated, efficient and sustainable system.
The Spiralling Carbon Emissions We’re All Guilty of
When we think of carbon emissions we tend to think of dirty emissions from car and truck exhausts or belching smokestacks of coal fired power stations.
Sustainable Development Trends Are Improving the Built Environment
Sustainable development efforts worldwide have achieved some success in many sectors, including the built environment.
Sydney Powers UP with Trigeneration
A low-carbon trigeneration plant is now powering, heating and cooling Sydney Town Hall and neighbouring Town Hall House, where 1,500 City of Sydney employees work.
Carbon Neutrality: A De-risking Strategy
Of the 1,300-plus Green Star projects around Australia, just a handful are what we would call ‘carbon neutral.’
Energy and Environment: Two Sides of the Same $20 Billion Coin
Last week, we got the news that Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has appointed a new cabinet. As part of this keenly awaited announcement, we learned that...
Industry key to Labor's Climate Plan
Australia's biggest polluters will have to cut their emissions but could find themselves making money doing so under a Labor government.
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Rise Over Year
Australia's greenhouse gas emissions fell slightly in the September quarter compared to the previous period, but have increased over the year.
Emissions Cited in NSW Coal Mine Refusal
A landmark court decision to reject a proposed NSW coal mine on the basis of its expected greenhouse gas emissions could have far-reaching implications for future...
OECD Warns Aust to Step up Emission Cuts
Australia has been warned to lift its game on emissions, with a new report finding it is still one of the most carbon-intensive countries among developed...