As the construction industry makes moves towards more sustainable and environmentally friendly building practices, it’s exploring new, better replacements of traditional building materials. Yes, even plastics.
Across both residential and commercial construction, the amount of energy consumed to keep buildings lit up and temperature-controlled is steadily climbing. Homes and commercial buildings account for nearly 40% of all energy use in the … about A Greener Future for Construction Through BEM
With more than 5.77 billion square feet in 165 countries around the world qualifying as green building, many people are living and working in green building spaces, gaining first-hand knowledge of how these buildings work.
While most builders in Australia have the capability to deliver sustainable projects, it is still rare for a company to position itself as only building green.
Traditionally, bio-materials would be materials such as mud, hay, and clay. Now, scientists and engineers are developing a new wave of construction materials that can be recycled, upcycled, and reused, turning the construction industry on … about New Wave of Construction Materials for the Buildings of the Future
Our built environment is responsible for almost half of global energy use and greenhouse gas emissions. That’s why the decisions we make today about energy, infrastructure, and buildings are critical in achieving a reduction in … about Top Green Building Resources to Successfully Guide Your Next Project
The latest buzzword in environmental circles is “pre-cycling”—the process of reducing waste by avoiding items that will generate it in the first place or by selecting elements that will create less waste. An innovative company … about Precycling in Construction Can Save Money and the Environment
Office and retail fitouts are a steady stream of work for many builders and trades due to the constant churn of tenants bumping in and out.
In 2002 when the Green Building Council of Australia was founded, sustainability was still an optional extra for many architects, engineers and builders. Jobsite spoke with Jamie Wallis, Senior Manager in the Market Engagement team … about Q+A with the Green Building Council of Australia
It goes without saying that water is the most widely used material globally. It is surprising, however, to know that cement is the next, even when taking into account it is the key ingredient in … about Making our Concrete Jungles More Environmentally Friendly