Reducing Waste on Construction Sites
In 2014, Victorian builder Burbank teamed up with the centre for design and society at RMIT to build Australia’s first 99 per cent waste free home...
Re-imagining Commercial Office Basement Car Parks
Take a lift down to the basement at Mirvac’s EY Centre at 200 George Street in Sydney and you see something unusual.
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
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...
Go Green for Healthy, Rich Cities: study
Green infrastructure - from more cycle lanes to cleaner air - not only helps the environment but also boosts jobs, health and productivity, according to research.
5 Reasons Why Passive House Isn’t a Silver Bullet
Passive House is pretty hot (pun intended) in the design/built environment world at the moment, but there are some aspects of the building, site and precinct...
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...
Developing Affordable Passive Houses
A new house in a Melbourne suburban street has demonstrated that affordable Passive House construction looks within reach in 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.
Greens $9 Billion Energy Wish for Victoria
Victoria will be totally reliant on renewable energy by 2030 under a $9 billion plan released by the Greens, if the party wields any power after...
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.
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.