Vertical gardens, also known as green walls, are reinventing how residential and commercial construction projects are being developed.
Leading construction and engineering firm John Holland has taken a bold leap forward with its sustainability credentials, becoming the first construction company to join the Qantas Future Planet program.
Three of Australia’s leading property companies have added their names to a growing chorus of businesses and councils committing to zero net carbon emissions in their portfolios by 2030. These industry heavyweights will also serve … about Industry Leaders Drive Sustainability Efforts
The best time to look for reuse and repurpose opportunities is when you're considering whether to pursue a project. That’s why it makes good sense to add reusing and repurposing to the checklist you use … about 4 Top Tips for Going Green
For eco-conscious projects, using recycled materials or materials with a proportion of recycled content is a fundamental strategy. When the recycling process itself is a low-energy one, it results in a major win in terms … about Old Building Materials Find a New Life
The winners of this year’s Australian Institute of Architects’ National Architecture Awards demonstrate that projects in regional areas are as diverse as they are unique. From small-footprint projects and adaptive re-use or redevelopment projects, they … about AIA Winners Come in all Shapes and Sizes
The Victorian Government recently announced a grant of $2.18 million as part of a pilot Net Zero Homes project that will see Stockland, Metricon Homes and SJD Homes deliver showcase energy-efficient homes in key Melbourne … about Why Net Zero Homes are the Next Big Thing for Smart Resi Builders
With Australia’s population predicted to exceed 40 million by 2050, the amount of waste the country produces could easily surpass 100 million tonnes. And with a third of the waste from construction sites ending up … about Putting Construction Waste in its Place
Environmentally conscious construction has made leaps and bounds over the last decade, with more companies focusing their efforts on designing buildings with an eye on sustainability. The widest used rating system for green building is … about U.S. Cities Leading the Way in LEED-Certified Construction
In 2016, the Victorian Government recognised it had a problem with waste, estimating that in that state alone, around 170,00 tonnes of flexible plastics is recycled and another 153,000 tonnes end up in landfills each … about Turning Old Plastic into New Footpaths