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Green buildings and sustainable cities – news and views

The Fifth Estate - Green buildings and sustainable cities – news and views

News from the front desk: Could it be the instability caused by this strange time that’s seen so many changes of the guard at the top end of businesses and organisations and some surprising road-to-Damascus type conversions from the most unlikely places?

The post On movements and shake ups appeared first on The Fifth Estate.

Author: The Fifth Estate - our view
Posted: July 2, 2020, 9:20 am

The Fifth Estate - Green buildings and sustainable cities – news and views

悦博体育赌场Shane Quinn, co-founder and executive chairman of Quintessential Equity, is a big believer in Geelong's future. With affordable homes, nearby beaches and a commutable train ride to Melbourne, Geelong has all the hallmarks of a second major business hub outside Victoria’s capital. 

The post Quintessential Equity backs Geelong as Melbourne’s “second city” starts to roar appeared first on The Fifth Estate.

Author: Poppy Johnston
Posted: July 2, 2020, 7:30 am

The Fifth Estate - Green buildings and sustainable cities – news and views

悦博体育赌场At a time when there’s mounting evidence that Australia’s environmental planning laws are “fundamentally broken”, this very same legislation is under threat from a federal government intent on fast-tracking projects…

The post Environmental protections on shaky ground as review for EPBC Act looms appeared first on The Fifth Estate.

Author: Poppy Johnston
Posted: July 2, 2020, 7:20 am

The Fifth Estate - Green buildings and sustainable cities – news and views

Some people have a knack for driving change, and Esther Bailey is one of them. Joining our editor Tina Perinotto on the How to Build a Better World podcast this…

The post New How to Build a Better World podcast ep: Esther Bailey appeared first on The Fifth Estate.

Author: The Fifth Estate
Posted: July 2, 2020, 6:13 am

The Fifth Estate - Green buildings and sustainable cities – news and views

Australia’s two largest cities and Adelaide City Council are stepping out in front with major renewable energy commitments starting this month. The City of Sydney announced that starting 1 July,…

The post Multi million dollar renewable energy deals for Australia’s biggest cities appeared first on The Fifth Estate.

Author: Mollie Hersh
Posted: July 2, 2020, 4:34 am

The Fifth Estate - Green buildings and sustainable cities – news and views

For many people, building a home can be exciting, with fun decisions to be made about the size of the living areas and the colour of the walls.

The post The startup putting energy efficiency in the hands of first home buyers and renovators appeared first on The Fifth Estate.

Author: Poppy Johnston
Posted: July 2, 2020, 3:47 am

The Fifth Estate - Green buildings and sustainable cities – news and views

Regional cities are outperforming urban capitals as national leaders in economic and inclusive growth according to a new study of 101 Australian towns. According to Polis Partners’ The City Report,…

The post Regional cities are doing well: but why? appeared first on The Fifth Estate.

Author: Mollie Hersh
Posted: July 2, 2020, 3:46 am

The Fifth Estate - Green buildings and sustainable cities – news and views

悦博体育赌场Property owners have a huge new world of responsibility falling on their shoulders with the climate emergency and Dexus is taking things seriously.

The post Dexus looks to the future risks on climate and prepares appeared first on The Fifth Estate.

Author: Poppy Johnston
Posted: June 30, 2020, 8:58 am

The Fifth Estate - Green buildings and sustainable cities – news and views

A slap in the face is exactly what was needed to wake people up to some hard truths about our times.

The post We needed a wakeup call, and that’s what we got appeared first on The Fifth Estate.

Author: Davis Demillo, Cardno
Posted: June 30, 2020, 8:31 am

The Fifth Estate - Green buildings and sustainable cities – news and views

悦博体育赌场Job advertisements on SEEK are on the rise according to the company’s latest “employment snapshot” (a Covid-recovery fixture) but still at 68.3 per cent of pre-COVID levels. According to the…

The post Job movements and our pick of the jobs appeared first on The Fifth Estate.

Author: The Fifth Estate
Posted: June 30, 2020, 8:28 am

The Fifth Estate - Green buildings and sustainable cities – news and views

A few months ago, I made a temporary career pivot. Others may call it a major career change, but I respectfully disagree. My reasoning lies in the definition between the…

The post Six ways to pivot your career in a time of uncertainty appeared first on The Fifth Estate.

Author: Dr Kaushik Sridhar
Posted: June 29, 2020, 9:17 am

The Fifth Estate - Green buildings and sustainable cities – news and views

悦博体育赌场The Fifth Estate’s weekly roundup of government tenders and grants that provide opportunities for doing business, sustainably.

The post Green Gigs: Manufacturing efficiency grants; waste control for small businesses; community housing and more appeared first on The Fifth Estate.

Author: Mollie Hersh
Posted: June 29, 2020, 7:38 am

The Fifth Estate - Green buildings and sustainable cities – news and views

Countries around the globe are set to launch the biggest round of infrastructure investment since the post-2008 financial crisis stimulus measures...

The post Is the world creating a “paradise for corruption” that weakens its resilience to future disasters? appeared first on The Fifth Estate.

Author: Professor Martin Loosemore, University of Technology Sydney & Professor David Sanderson, UNSW
Posted: June 29, 2020, 6:16 am

The Fifth Estate - Green buildings and sustainable cities – news and views

Climate change might be infiltrating investor conversations at every level but the big question is, will investors abandon their sustainability ambitions to deal with the financial shocks of the pandemic?

The post Institutional investors unhappy with government response to climate action appeared first on The Fifth Estate.

Author: Poppy Johnston
Posted: June 25, 2020, 9:08 am

The Fifth Estate - Green buildings and sustainable cities – news and views

悦博体育赌场News from the front desk, issue 487: We need to trust our government and it needs to deserve our trust.

The post On dangerous times and the need for trust appeared first on The Fifth Estate.

Author: The Fifth Estate – our view
Posted: June 25, 2020, 8:56 am

The Fifth Estate - Green buildings and sustainable cities – news and views

Like many building materials, making bricks releases greenhouse gases and chews up limited natural resources (in this instance, clay). This is what makes Australia’s largest recycled brick building – a…

The post The Alexandria apartments for Defence made from half a million recycled bricks appeared first on The Fifth Estate.

Author: Poppy Johnston
Posted: June 25, 2020, 8:55 am

The Fifth Estate - Green buildings and sustainable cities – news and views

Amid darkening clouds on the office market horizon it seems you can still find room for a major uptick in sustainability ratings and do well financially.

The post Forza Capital’s 6 star NABERS Brisbane rating shows how to make sustainability a value add appeared first on The Fifth Estate.

Author: Tina Perinotto
Posted: June 25, 2020, 6:29 am

The Fifth Estate - Green buildings and sustainable cities – news and views

悦博体育赌场The Technology Investment Roadmap discussion paper provides a useful review of a range of technologies that could contribute to management of Australia’s climate impact. But this is just one (important) element of the actions required for Australia to build a successful clean energy-based economy.

The post Alan Pears: Submission on the federal government’s Technology Investment Roadmap appeared first on The Fifth Estate.

Author: Alan Pears, RMIT University
Posted: June 25, 2020, 5:02 am

The Fifth Estate - Green buildings and sustainable cities – news and views

悦博体育赌场Selling sustainability and energy efficiency to home buyers is still no walk in the park but customers are increasingly receptive to the idea, according to sustainability-conscious builder Mark Maloney.

The post Customers warming to green homes, but it depends how it’s framed appeared first on The Fifth Estate.

Author: Poppy Johnston
Posted: June 25, 2020, 1:01 am

The Fifth Estate - Green buildings and sustainable cities – news and views

悦博体育赌场The Australian government has thrown the door open to suppliers with a huge range of skills and services to future-proof Australia’s energy markets.

The post Government seeks private sector help to Covid-proof energy markets appeared first on The Fifth Estate.

Author: Poppy Johnston
Posted: June 25, 2020, 12:32 am

The Fifth Estate - Green buildings and sustainable cities – news and views

It was a big day for Mirvac, the Commonwealth Bank, AMP Capital and for premier Gladys Berejiklian in her first public engagement since Covid that was not about Covid.

The post A big day for Commonwealth Bank’s 6 star groundscraper at Eveleigh appeared first on The Fifth Estate.

Author: Tina Perinotto
Posted: June 23, 2020, 9:36 am

The Fifth Estate - Green buildings and sustainable cities – news and views

悦博体育赌场Last week, The Australia Institute released a report that investigated the challenges and opportunities of getting out of coal. This included casting a critical eye on the apparent abundance of employment opportunities afforded by the coal mining sector – a factor that’s frequently cited as a reason to keep the industry afloat.

The post How hard will it be to find new jobs for coal miners? appeared first on The Fifth Estate.

Author: Poppy Johnston
Posted: June 23, 2020, 8:47 am

The Fifth Estate - Green buildings and sustainable cities – news and views

悦博体育赌场Building technology has come a long way. There are now robots that can put a wall panel together – put the plasterboard in place, nail it down and cut off protruding bits – based on a digital plan of the panel, all without human intervention.

The post Here come the robots, but are we ready? appeared first on The Fifth Estate.

Author: Poppy Johnston
Posted: June 23, 2020, 8:40 am

The Fifth Estate - Green buildings and sustainable cities – news and views

Australian planners have declared a climate and biodiversity emergency.

The post The Planners Declare movement is here appeared first on The Fifth Estate.

Author: Brighid Sammon; Roland Postma; Alexandra Faure; Naomi Beck; Kristina Klimova; Andrew Holmes & Nakita Thompson, Planners Declare
Posted: June 23, 2020, 4:30 am

The Fifth Estate - Green buildings and sustainable cities – news and views

Say it with me: gas is not a transition fuel. COVID-19 could be the trigger for the much-needed step change in our clean energy transition. But the Morrison government has…

The post Gas is not the solution for our clean energy future appeared first on The Fifth Estate.

Author: Finnian Murphy, Bright Sparks
Posted: June 22, 2020, 2:07 am

The Fifth Estate - Green buildings and sustainable cities – news and views

News from the front desk, No 486: This week the Green Building Council of Australia announced a bunch of green building champions that it honoured in its first such awards.…

The post On why we need to protect our sustainability stars appeared first on The Fifth Estate.

Author: The Fifth Estate – our view
Posted: June 19, 2020, 12:15 am

The Fifth Estate - Green buildings and sustainable cities – news and views

悦博体育赌场This week, two business groups made the case for a democratially-elected Lord Mayor of Parramatta – an equivalent to City of Sydney’s popular Clover Moore – to lead the critical region through a period of rapid growth and transformation.

The post Calls for an elected Lord Mayor of Parramatta appeared first on The Fifth Estate.

Author: Poppy Johnston
Posted: June 18, 2020, 9:01 am

The Fifth Estate - Green buildings and sustainable cities – news and views

悦博体育赌场In this episode of our podcast, How to Build a Better World, our managing editor Tina Perinotto talks to Dr Brad Pettitt, the Mayor of Fremantle.

The post Our podcast, How to Build a Better World: Dr Brad Pettitt appeared first on The Fifth Estate.

Author: The Fifth Estate
Posted: June 18, 2020, 8:45 am

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