Construction

  • coal ash reuse

    CONSTRUCTION NEWS

    AGL and Nu-Rock sign MoU to investigate feasibility of repurposing coal ash

    AGL Energy has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with waste site remediation company Nu-Rock Building Products to investigate the feasibility of utilising their waste recycling technology to convert co... more

  • supercooling

    CONSTRUCTION NEWS

    Innovative supercooling building materials help moderate temperature

    A team from UNSW Sydney has developed new intelligent supercooling building materials that can help keep the temperature in check throughout the seasons. The innovative design adjusts the optical properties use... more

  • CONSTRUCTION NEWS

    New government incentive for low carbon timber

    The Federal government has announced increased support for the use of low-carbon timber for the building and construction sector, supporting jobs and economic activity while reducing greenhouse emissions. M... more

  • Building

    CONSTRUCTION NEWS

    Building sustainability initiatives gather pace in Australia

    A new research report has found more than half (53%) of architecture, engineering, construction, design and manufacturing (AEC and D&M) companies surveyed indicated sustainability was an important part or c... more

  • AGL and Nu-Rock sign MoU to investigate feasibility of repurposing coal ash
  • Innovative supercooling building materials help moderate temperature
  • New government incentive for low carbon timber
  • Building sustainability initiatives gather pace in Australia
Cement and concrete

Cement and concrete industry targets net zero by 2050

Australia’s cement and concrete industry has declared its ambition to deliver net zero carbon cement and concrete to Australian society by 2050. In a statement released jointly by Cement, Concrete & Aggregates Australia (CCAA) and the Cement Industry Federation (CIF), the industry has committed to working towards decarbonising cement and concrete in the construction supply chain. Concrete is the world’s most widely used building and construction material and is vital to securing a resilient built environment that is sustainable for life. With demand for durable and sustainable housing as well as public infrastructure expected to rise strongly in response to…
Moremac establishes first-of-its-kind community-led Sustainability Fund

Moremac establishes first-of-its-kind community-led Sustainability Fund

Victorian developer Moremac has established a first of its kind community Sustainability Fund at its Sunbury residential development project Kingsfield. To be known as Kingsfield Sustainability Fund Inc., the fund is designed to unite local minds and inject sustainable initiatives into the community through a collaborative, grass-roots model. The Fund has been established to provide a framework for the Kingsfield community to hold money and property to be used for eco-friendly initiatives such as electric car charging stations, solar battery sites, revegetation areas and community gardens. With major businesses like Origin Energy and Green Sky Australia onboard as partners, Director…
Green finance gives Walker buildings star power

Green finance gives Walker buildings star power

Walker Corporation has made its six star commercial assets even more sustainable with new green loans for Parramatta Square in Sydney and Collins Square in Melbourne. Walker Corporation Executive Chairman, Lang Walker, said sustainability is at the core of the company’s ethos. “We are proud to have our flagship commercial buildings in Parramatta and Melbourne leading the way in environmental standards which gives us access to the green finance market,” Mr Walker said. “3 and 4 Parramatta Square have extended the terms of their green finance loans while Collins Square has now converted its existing loan into a green loan.”…
World-first Green Home certification released to industry

World-first Green Home certification released to industry

A Green Star certification that is set to transform the residential building market and reduce household energy costs by 75 per cent is being released by the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA). The GBCA is calling on the volume home building industry to adopt the Green Star Homes Standard certification system now, ahead of a planned consumer release in 2022. “The Green Star Homes Standard is a game-changer that will bring more liveable, marketable, climate-positive new homes within reach of everyday Australians,” said Davina Rooney, CEO of the Green Building Council of Australia. “We know the energy rating of…
New platform set to deliver green homes for disability sector

New platform set to deliver green homes for disability sector

The Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) has announced an investment in a specialist disability accommodation (SDA) platform, which will accelerate the development of tailored green housing solutions for people living with a disability. The CEFC has committed $87 million on behalf of the Australian Government, as a cornerstone equity investor in the SDA platform, created and managed by Macquarie Asset Management. The CEFC will also contribute its expertise to the platform to deliver energy-efficient features. The homes are customised for people with high physical support needs which, with the CEFC’s support, will be combined with sustainable technology and features to…
IEA report: Cities are key to a net-zero emission future

IEA report: Cities are key to a net-zero emission future

A newly released International Energy Agency (IEA) report for the G20 Italy Presidency examines how cities can be a key to a net-zero emissions future as digitalisation opens up a range of new opportunities. The world’s cities can play a central role to accelerate progress towards clean, low-carbon, resilient and inclusive energy systems. This idea is recognised by climate and energy ministers from G20 nations who will meet under the presidency of Italy in Naples to focus on steps that national governments can take to support urban areas to deploy solutions and technologies to reduce emissions. New technologies and increased…
Feedback sought on draft Australia New Zealand Digital Twin Blueprint

Feedback sought on draft Australia New Zealand Digital Twin Blueprint

Moves to see a thriving Digital Twin marketplace across Australia and New Zealand were revealed yesterday with the release of a draft Blueprint, stewarded by the Smart Cities Council (SCC). Digital Twins, for all - the Australia New Zealand Digital Twin Blueprint – was released in draft form on Thursday at a gathering of government and industry leaders in Wellington, New Zealand. SCC Executive Director, Adam Beck, said the document is the product of hundreds of stakeholders working together for the past two years across Australia, New Zealand and elsewhere. “And our goal is clear - to catalyse a thriving…