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?
What Can Governments do to Foster Sustainable Construction?
Back in 2007, Australia had a broad consensus about dealing with climate change and establishing an emissions trading scheme and carbon price. Fast forward several years...
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...
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...
Top US States for LEED Building
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has released its annual list of the Top 10 States for LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), ranking states...
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...
New Report Finds Opportunities in New Homes
Simple energy efficiency improvements in new housing stock can slash energy bills, cut Australia’s emissions by 10.8 million tonnes, and deliver comfortable and resilient homes, finds...
Canada ranks second in global LEED rankings
The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) announced that Canada has maintained its second-place position in the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC’s) ranking of the world’s top...
Australia’s Property Sector Must Step Up on Paris Agreement
Back in December 2015, 174 countries and the European Union agreed to limit the increase in global average temperatures to well below two degrees Celsius above...
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...
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.
DHA’s Liv Apartments recognised as a One Planet Community
The Liv Apartments development in Freemantle has become WA's third property development to be recognised as a One Planet Community.
Report Highlights Significance of a Strong Property Sector
As a landmark report and campaign underscores the significance of Australia’s property industry to jobs and economic prosperity.