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Construction Must Change to Meet WELL Standard
Commercial
Wednesday July 25 2018

Construction Must Change to Meet WELL Standard

Over recent years, Australia has improved the environmental quality of new construction in commercial buildings through NABERS ratings and the Green Star standard.

Key Lessons Needed to Drive Green Building Movements Forward
Green
Wednesday June 13 2018

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...

Can We Reach the Global Goal of Net Zero Emissions by 2050?
Environment
Thursday April 27 2017

Can We Reach the Global Goal of Net Zero Emissions by 2050?

An ambitious global target could see buildings reach a net zero emissions standard by the year 2050, but is this goal realistic?

Sustainable Development Trends Are Improving the Built Environment
Green
Tuesday March 7 2017

Sustainable Development Trends Are Improving the Built Environment

Sustainable development efforts worldwide have achieved some success in many sectors, including the built environment.

Coming Changes to Green Star: Air Tightness
Buildings
Friday December 16 2016

Coming Changes to Green Star: Air Tightness

The Green Building Council of Australia has worked hard for over a decade to change the way buildings are built in this country. Their influence is...

Have Your Say on the Evolution of Green Star
Green
Wednesday December 7 2016

Have Your Say on the Evolution of Green Star

The latest updates to Green Star promise to accelerate action on climate change, incentivise new industries and encourage market leaders to push the innovation envelope.

Design Elements Directly Impact Human Health
Public
Tuesday August 9 2016

Design Elements Directly Impact Human Health

In developed countries today, people spend the vast majority of their time indoors. Consequently, the design and construction of those interior spaces have powerful effects on...

Are Green Building Rating Tools Failing Nature?
Green
Thursday June 23 2016

Are Green Building Rating Tools Failing Nature?

There are a range of green building rating tools available in Australia and around the world, from BREEAM in Europe, LEED in the US, and Green...

The Role of Clients in Driving Innovation
Business
Thursday June 16 2016

The Role of Clients in Driving Innovation

The previous Federal Government’s Venturous Australia culture review into Australia’s innovation record is now a distant memory, but it made a very important point for the...