The building and construction sector bears more responsibility for global emissions than any other sector. Can we lift our sights from green window dressing to make the strong and fundamental changes needed to deal with the climate crisis?
New analysis finds that four in five new houses are being built to the minimum standard and a negligible proportion to an optimal performance standard.
How do we build future cities that are sustainable, liveable and affordable in the age of the climate crisis?
Urgent, real-world problems need creative ideas. The NGV and Creative Victoria has set designers a challenge.
Designed by Six Degrees Architects, this Fairfield apartment building is the second in a long line of sustainable, architect-led housing developments.
Billed as “the word’s most significant” competition of its kind, the Lafarge Holcim Awards, will accept entries until February 2020.
The architect behind a block of highly airtight apartments in Sydney’s Redfern says the Passivhaus building principles might seem onerous, but are “worth taking seriously.”
To coincide with the United Nations’ World Environment Day, the Sydney Opera House has announced a number of sustainability achievements.
Henrik Schoenefeldt argues that if architects “had paid more attention to the difficulties of building with glass, the great environmental damage wrought by modern glass skyscrapers could have been avoided.”
Buildings produce 25% of Australia’s emissions. What will it take to make them ‘green’ – and who’ll pay?
With 25% of greenhouse gas emissions produced by the construction, operation and maintenance of buildings, what must be done to generate a working strategy to improve Australia’s chances of keeping the carbon-neutral promise by 2050?
The Victorian Government has named the companies that will develop a series of energy-efficient homes in Melbourne’s outer suburbs.
A park rehabilitation and storm water re-use project in Sydney by Turf Design Studio and Environmental Partnership has won one of the top awards at the UK Civic Trust Awards.
Sustainable designer Joost Bakker says an urban farm atop a new shopping centre in suburban Melbourne will “truly support a sustainable world.”
The Sydney Part Water Re-use project by Turf Design Studio and Environmental Partnership is in the running to receive a Civic Trust Award.
Authored by the Government Architect NSW, a new draft policy for green infrastructure across the state has been released for public comment.
A Deakin University project could see thousands of tonnes of medical waste transformed into durable concrete that would be more waterproof than standard concrete.
The World Architecture Festival’s inaugural WAFX Prize recognizes proposals and projects that “identify key challenges that architects will need to address” in the future.
A sequel to The Commons in Melbourne is planned for central Hobart, in what is thought to be Australia’s first carbon-positive multi-residential project.
An Australian start-up has unveiled a pilot plant that converts the carbon dioxide produced by a nearby mine into useable building material.
David Barr Architects’ modular, prefabricated design has won a WA government agency’s competition to design an affordable, sustainable, medium-density housing project.