Australasia News

Community Daycare Centre_Singapore

Posted on Tue, 2019-06-11 18:07 by matt

Singapore’s Housing & Development Board (or HDB) builds homes and transforms towns to create a quality living environment for all. Currently, more than 80% of Singaporeans live in over 1 million apartments in 23 towns across the island.

The National Trades Union Congress (or NTUC) is a network of professional associations and as childcare centre operators, the vision for NTUC’s My First Skool is to be a thought and practice leader.

Net Zero Buildings

Posted on Tue, 2019-06-11 17:40 by matt

The Australian Federal Government should take note of the World Green Building Council’s mission of all buildings operating at net zero carbon by 2050. The government should hold a national forum with leading innovators to tackle the 40% GHG emmissions that are currently generated by the Built Environment globally.

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.

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