Discourse | 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?
News | The Victorian Government has named the companies that will develop a series of energy-efficient homes in Melbourne’s outer suburbs.
News | 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.
News | Sustainable designer Joost Bakker says an urban farm atop a new shopping centre in suburban Melbourne will “truly support a sustainable world.”
News | The Sydney Part Water Re-use project by Turf Design Studio and Environmental Partnership is in the running to receive a Civic Trust Award.
News | Authored by the Government Architect NSW, a new draft policy for green infrastructure across the state has been released for public comment.
Product | A Deakin University project could see thousands of tonnes of medical waste transformed into durable concrete that would be more waterproof than standard concrete.
News | 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.
News | 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.
Product | An Australian start-up has unveiled a pilot plant that converts the carbon dioxide produced by a nearby mine into useable building material.
News | David Barr Architects’ modular, prefabricated design has won a WA government agency’s competition to design an affordable, sustainable, medium-density housing project.
News | Former US vice president Al Gore will be among the speakers at the Ecocity World Summit to be held in Melbourne in July.
News | The inaugural conference will be held in Melbourne and will look to implement the United Nations’ New Urban Agenda.
News | A residential apartment development in Fremantle, Western Australia, has been accepted to apply for Bioregional Australia’s One Planet Living program for sustainable living.
News | The CSIRO has partnered with developer Celestino to establish its first operational Urban Living Lab in Sydney, where it will design and test urban development concepts.
News | The City of Melbourne has announced Breathe Architecture will design a new market pavilion with an elevated greenhouse to accommodate for traders during the redevelopment of the Queen Victoria Market.
News | Tesla and SolarCity have launched new technology that allows homes to capture solar energy through rooftop solar tiles, as well as a new Powerwall.
News | An international study led by researchers from the University of Melbourne has determined the number of healthy years of life humans are losing by living in car-dependent cities.
News | Australian company Big World Homes has designed a modular, flat-packed, off-grid tiny home that will be used to create off-grid homeowner communities on unused land through not-for-profit organization Big World Communities.
News | The federal and state governments have announced $400,000 of funding for a new energy-rating tool for apartment buildings.