CitySwitch is a free program, supported by the City of Melbourne, that helps commercial office tenants to reduce their environmental footprint and make a positive impact on climate change. Currently, 831 tenancies have signed up covering an impressive 23.6 million sqm.
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.
A cutting-edge glass technology which is starting to pick up momentum in Australia is that of SolarAdapt® Solar Responsive Thermochromic glass (SRT).
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.
Cross laminated timber (CLT) has many virtues that endear the material to architects and developers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.