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Biophilic Design Feature

Posted on Mon, 2019-05-06 13:30 by matt

Humans, on average, spend the vast majority of their time indoors. Yet scientific studies on human health conclude that spending time in and around nature, or even just looking at natural elements, can have wide-ranging benefits. The real estate industry is closing the gap between these conflicting concepts by bringing nature indoors with biophilic building design.

New Green Deal in NYC

Posted on Mon, 2019-05-06 12:57 by matt

LESSONS FOR AUSTRALIAN MAYORS:


Image: Hudson River developments NYC       Courtesy: Related-Oxford

The New York mayor celebrated Earth Day by announcing a proposal that he claims would bar construction of many of the glass-and-steel towers that have joined the city skyline in recent years. The plan, which requires legislation in the City Council, is part of what he termed his own Green New Deal.

POLITICIANS vs GREEN BUILDINGS

Posted on Fri, 2019-03-29 17:37 by matt

40 % of GHG emissions are from the built environment heating & cooling infrastructure. After all us humans need to be cosy in our cubes.IF building are the elephant in the room then why don't politicians take action on reviewing SEPP's , provide incentives & grants, mandate biosolar for new developments, provide greater FSR's for green roofs....etc and even review the BCA which is well due.

What is Green Infrastructure?

green infrastructure
Posted on Thu, 2019-03-28 15:08 by matt

What Is Green Infrastructure?

Green infrastructure, also sometimes referred to as GI, is an innovative approach to managing stormwater runoff. It utilizes natural processes, such as evapotranspiration and infiltration, to slow down stormwater to from overwhelming SW systems and polluting waterways.

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