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3 question survey about sustainable development

A very quick survey, I promise it should take less than 30 seconds and I will post the survey results next week. Paraphrasing from Eric Lowitt’s recent book ‘if all buildings were green buildings, would we achieve a state of sustainable development?’ My answer would be no. So then the question is “what would enable […]

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Has apathy killed the environmentalist star?

Interesting article in Grist about a new piece of research from Pew that has found that being an environmentalist is at an all time low. Which is kind of in line with other trends that we are seeing in the world. So here are some opinions from others, some thoughts of my own and some […]

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From Green to Ecological, but what is Better in the property industry?

In the awesome book “Is sustainability still possible?” there was a table that described the need for a shift in our economic models and that ‘green’ is only an intermediary step. The outcome of the final model is ‘Better’ but what is ‘Better’, tell me what you think it is for your chance to win […]

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How to be green – don’t save the Panda?

A bit controversial this one and I am not sure what I think about the suggestion but I thought I would share it. An article from Bloomberg suggests that we shouldn’t be prolonging the inevitable demise of the Panda and that Darwinism isn’t for crybabies. But maybe Oscar Wilde was right. “The first test of […]

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How to avoid being green – blame China

I don’t know whether the following is restricted to Australia or whether it’s an excuse used around the world but here it is “the Chinese produce as much carbon emissions every day that we could save over the next 10 years so why bother”. I heard it today and it bothers me. A few months […]

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Be frugal, be green!

We seem to have created a culture where it is perceived that you can only really be green if you have spent more than you would have if you haven’t been green.  A common question we get asked – How much more does it cost to build a 6 Green Star office building compared to […]

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