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.
Former US vice president Al Gore will be among the speakers at the Ecocity World Summit to be held in Melbourne in July.
The inaugural conference will be held in Melbourne and will look to implement the United Nations’ New Urban Agenda.
A residential apartment development in Fremantle, Western Australia, has been accepted to apply for Bioregional Australia’s One Planet Living program for sustainable living.
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.
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.
Tesla and SolarCity have launched new technology that allows homes to capture solar energy through rooftop solar tiles, as well as a new Powerwall.
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.