Sustainability

Eliminating power wastage from heating water

Apr 17, 2018 Sustainability

Eliminating the hot water lag time that plagues many kitchens and bathrooms has been a life-changing experience for retired engineer Auke Bruinsma and his wife Leola, who were previous wasting 5-7L of water each time they waited for the hot water to get through the pipes to their kitchen tap.

Eliminating the need for blinds with thermochromic technology

Apr 13, 2018 Sustainability

A cutting-edge glass technology which is starting to pick up momentum in Australia is that of SolarAdapt® Solar Responsive Thermochromic glass (SRT).

WELL Building Standard: Healthy buildings can reduce the strain on healthcare

Mar 28, 2018 Sustainability

David Baggs is the CEO of Global GreenTag, an independent green product ecolabel recognised by the most prominent certification schemes around the world. As a panellist at this year’s DesignBUILD, David is driven to demystify the complex market of rating tools in the long-term to create better and healthier buildings.

The exciting potential of CLT: the future of sustainable construction?

Feb 18, 2018 Sustainability

Cross laminated timber (CLT) has many virtues that endear the material to architects and developers.

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.