People Category

Gr8 way that u can save the planet!

If u adopt this philosophy u can hlp offset the equivalent of New Zealand’s total annual carbon emissions but it takes commitmnt. Being a bit of a nrd and fairly lzy typist I strted to become interested in whthr u cld reduce yr carbon emissions through shrtning words. It turns out u can. I am […]

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Don’t create a ‘sustainable brand’, create a sustainable company

I love Fast Companies Co-Exist website, it’s awesome. But I am struggling with a recent article, particularly in light of reading “Is sustainability still possible?” and my recent posts on the matter. The title of the article was “10 Qualities That You Need To Create A Sustainable Brand” the article was wonderfully written and I […]

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Is sustainability still sustainable – don’t take the fool’s gold and prepare for our unsustainability

I am still only on chapter 1 and this book is blowing my mind. This post offers a few thoughts on finishing chapter 1 as well as some food for thought about the property industry’s ‘fool’s gold’. A kind reader pointed out that I had got the name of the book wrong in the post […]

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How to be green – drive a rust bucket

A lot of time and effort goes into reducing car use in cities – Singapore has odd and even days on rego numbers, London’s Congestion Charge has been in place for 10 years. It has even been muted that the European Commission will ban all cars in all European cities by 2050. But, I have […]

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Is Sustainability still Sustainable? – State of the World 2013 Report

Discovered this book at the weekend on Kindle Cloud – the title intrigued me as it is common with a lot of thoughts of my own at the moment. The first sentence of the first paragraph of chapter 1 really resonates with a lot of conversations that are happening in the property industry in Australia […]

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Sunday morning disruptive technology – The Offline Glass

Slightly tongue in cheek but I love this one. It disrupts the distraction of mobile phones in the original home of social media – the pub. Invented in São Paulo by Marucio Perussi for Salve Jorge Bar to get people off their phones – the glass falls over if you don’t rest it on your […]

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The negative consequences of energy efficiency policy

I’m going to touch on a couple of things in this post – a recently formed research group out of the US about how people impact energy efficiency and also how house energy efficiency policy such as Basix is increasing the use of air conditioning. First up the impact of people Researchers from the MIT […]

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