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Green Ratings What’s the Point – Survey Results

Back in February this year, I asked the question “Green Ratings What’s the Point?“, thank you to all that responded. I combined the results from our workshops that we ran in October 2012 for Green Building Week and presented the outcomes at Green Cities 2013. The survey had some additional questions about the state of sustainability in […]

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Sunday Morning Disruptive Technology – How to be a ‘disrupter’

As you may have gathered I love disruptive technology, or at least the term anyway. But what does it mean, what do you have to do to be a disrupter and what can you do if you’re an incumbent? Smart Planet, the home of some excellent journalism on technology and design produced a good article […]

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The air shower, great invention but is it tackling the right water users?

Makes me proud to see inventions from Australia (and NZ). Found this one on treehugger.com, the Oxijet nozzle has been developed by New Zealand firm Felton in conjunction with CSIRO. The Oxijet nozzle is designed to entrain air into the water stream creating a powerful shower with considerably less water. Good news in times of water […]

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Repurposing – solar hot water for $3.76

I love repurposed materials and products. Pallets for chairs or tables, shipping crates for retail stores and this one – solar hot water panels from old fridge radiators. The Sietch website as a few repurposed products, including making a solar hot water panel from the heat rejection device on the back of a fridge. With […]

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Every architect should have one of these

Ever wondered what to do with all the plastic waste that you get in your office? Always wished you could recycle 3D models? Awesome new invention allows all this to happen in your office. The advent of 3D printing for architectural firms opens up many possibilities for testing details, connections and concept designs. You can […]

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