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Top 10 Energy Efficient Office Buildings in Australia

In my trend of Big Data I have been busy getting into the Big(ish) Data of Mandatory Disclosure and the database of Building Energy Efficiency Certificates (BEECs). The database is extremely useful, it gives owner name, emissions intensity, star ratings and energy consumption. But it is unwieldy. So we have taken the BEEC database and […]

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Sunday Morning Disruptive Technology – Ecotrinsic Building Performance

In the interest of full disclosure I have to say that this is a Cundall initiative and an awesome one at that. Ecotrinsic is an online tool that provides the intrinsic ecological performance of office buildings across Australia. It allows buildings owners and building tenants to investigate the performance of their own building as well […]

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3 Questions about 2050 – Monica Richter

Monica Richter is a Senior Business Adviser at the Australian Conservation Foundation and is extremely passionate about the role that collaboration of community, government and corporations can play in creating a much needed new global economy. I caught up with Monica on a very rainy day in Sydney. “Imagine that I have recently come back from a […]

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How to be green – in China

I am in China at the moment presenting at the Corenet Global Summit in Shanghai about future sustainable workplaces and as I always do while I am here I caught up on what’s happening in China from the China Daily newspaper. Some interesting times ahead for Green China, here are some snippets – mass urbanisation, […]

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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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What is sustainability – we need to change ourselves before we can reduce poverty

We need to lift developing countries out of poverty, increase health, education and security. But this will involve lifting the carbon emissions per person in developing countries to provide health, electricity and education. We need to do this, we can’t not do it. But we also need to reduce our annual global carbon emissions. So […]

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Innovation is…

We often get asked when working on a new building ‘what’s new, what innovations are there at the moment’. We here news stories and read articles on the latest geoengineering solution that is going to save us all, or a new biomimicry invention that will solve our finite resource problems. When you start to dig […]

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