Sustainability

Concrete flooring: Unrivalled in “green” attributes

Jan 23, 2018 Sustainability

Environmentally friendly design and construction is an ever-increasing trend as being ‘green’ plays on the consciousness of today’s society. The importance of such should therefore be transferred through every aspect of a building and with the floor being one of the major components in every building.

Community by Sekisui House goes solar to power common areas

Jan 22, 2018 Sustainability

Several power-saving initiatives are being implemented at The Orchards, a new masterplanned residential community being developed by Sekisui House Australia in Norwest, Sydney, to provide future residents ongoing savings in utility costs.

Biophilic design built into new Melbourne Metro stations

Jan 15, 2018 Architecture

Melbourne’s new underground railway stations are set to be the first piece of Australian public infrastructure to include “biophilic design” – a ground-breaking method that takes green architecture far beyond landscaping and solar panels.

Reworking construction process and materials for a fresh approach to sustainability

Jan 11, 2018 Sustainability

In the competitive design and construction space, keeping up with new processes across modular builds and trends in natural materials puts you in the driver’s seat to deliver sustainable solutions for clients.

Sustainable energy savings suite launched by Reclaim Energy

May 12, 2017 Sustainability

Reclaim Energy have used DesignBUILD 2017 to launch a new energy savings suite to the industry. Backed by premium product suppliers, this greenfields venture provides sustainable energy solutions to architects and builders for either residential single phase installations or larger three phase commercial ventures, in every state and territory of Australia.

Product-led climate recovery for innovative Australian green building design

Apr 3, 2017 Sustainability

Australian Green Building Design is all about making use of sustainable and eco-friendly materials for building projects. Going green is a widespread phenomenon that most people are getting into, gone are the days when people choose quantity over quality. A sense of meticulousness is evident in terms of purchasing products.

Designing eco-friendly residential interiors for the next generation

Mar 31, 2017 Sustainability

Eco-friendly residential interiors are known to have significant benefits not only to the environment, but also to people occupying the space. Emerging construction trends feature the incorporation of sustainable parts and elements into building projects. This promotes the advocacy of making better choices for the betterment of the world.

Sustainable development trends are improving the built environment

Mar 10, 2017 Sustainability

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?

Feb 13, 2017 Sustainability

Building standards improve over time with the innovation of new best practices, so it’s no surprise that the Passive House has become so popular.  Simply put, a Passive House is one that utilises sophisticated building design to cut energy usage to a minimum while still maintaining a comfortable environment for its residents.

Sydney’s new ICC shows off technology and green credentials

Dec 20, 2016 Sustainability

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.