Green roofs are an accepted part of modern building in Europe, where their use has become mandated by some city and national governments. They are commonplace in the Austrian city of Linz, where green roofs ae required on all new residential and commercial buildings with rooftops larger than 100sqm.
Nuffield Scholar Jan Vydra hopes a planned urban farming campus in Melbourne will be followed by others in Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide and Sydney. Picture: David Geraghty
A FIRST-generation Melbourne farmer wants to share his knowledge on urban farming by building a university-like campus in every major Australian city.
Green walls at Lendlease's Barangaroo offices.
More than a breath of fresh air, green offices can boost workspace productivity and save organisations thousands of dollars by dramatically reducing illness and absenteeism.
The Infrastructure Australia report made some key recommendations for green infrastructure. Image: EPA
(IMAGE: A Wind Farm | Wikimedia Commons)
One of the biggest wind farm projects in the country has been approved by the NSW Government, with the company behind the venture saying it will increase the likelihood of Australia hitting renewable energy targets.
The Cairns Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre reflects nature at all angles. Image: Charles Wright Architects, photography by Patrick Bingham Hall
Here are five sustainable building trends that will prove to be popular throughout 2018.
Auckland’s urban ngahere comprises all trees, other vegetation and green roofs in existing and future urban areas.
If you’re going to build something like a car park, why not make it beautiful?
This is the philosophy of Maitland’s Bob Dennerley, a craftsman with a passion for creativity and design.
Bob is urging the Hunter’s city planners and politicians to push for vertical gardens on multi-level car parks.