Sustainable development trends are improving the built environment
Sustainable development efforts worldwide have achieved some success in many sectors, including the built environment.
Passive House – What has got everyone talking about this cutting edge building standard?
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Sydney’s new ICC shows off technology and green credentials
In today’s global business climate, convention centres compete globally. Facilities perceived as dated or lacking in technology and sustainability will be passed over for newer facilities.
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$500 million of water from rainwater tanks as Governments ignore rainwater harvesting
The just released Water Account by the Australian Bureau of Statistics reveals serious money in our water tanks. New ABS research shows Rainwater tanks provided 8% of household consumption or 156 billion litres of water, saving their owners the equivalent of $507 million in water bills in 2013/14. The RHAA assessment shows rainwater harvesting systems conservatively provided over 247 billion litres during 2013/14.
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The Green 米乐体育M6app下载ing Institute is publishing information and resources for the community on sustainable building practices and technology.
States Go Head to Head in School Greening Initiative
~ 202020 Vision and Australian Institute of Landscape Architects My Park Rules Initiative will provide a $100,000 park to a community in need~ Schools and local communities across Australia have re-imagined their local school yards and community spaces in the hope of winning a ‘dream park’ transformation. With Australian children spending an average of 20% […]
Small Business Takes Out “The Best Of The Best” In Excellence in National Sustainability Award
Kalleske Wines from South Australia took out the Banksia Gold Sustainability Award at the 27th Annual Awards Presentation. This Award is presented to the Best of the Best of the Banksia Category Awards.
Sustain Me App: Australia’s first innovative recycling mobile app
Mobile users in Victoria now have access to reliable information on how to recycle locally. The group received independent evaluation and finalist status in the Smart Technology Category from the Banksia Sustainability Awards judges.
People Issue: Bobby Ali-Khan
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