Updates

Renew Restore Respect

20 Jan, 2014

A seminar discussing how sustainable practices support and enhance the creative communities and cities we live in, staged as part of The Sustainable Living Festival 2014. Northcity4 will host an evening of presentations and discussion about art, community and sustainability. Sustainability has become a much-used word in contemporary culture. What…

Create from a Crate

20 Jan, 2014

The overwhelming interest in the upcoming ‘Create from a Crate’ Competition and Exhibition demonstrates Australian designers love of the inherent beauty in wood packaging waste and their consideration of sustainability in their practice. Following a six-year break, the Victorian Woodworkers Association in partnership with Waste Converters Recycling have re-launched the…

Adelaide Research Institute SAHMRI

20 Jan, 2014

Adelaide’s new world class health and medical research institute opened today, with iconic architecture by Woods Bagot. Friday 29 November: The Prime Minister of Australia, the Hon Tony Abbott MP and Premier of South Australia, the Hon Jay Weatherill MP opened the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI)…

Hansgrohe Sustainability Report

20 Jan, 2014

Hansgrohe is the first mixer and shower manufacturer to release a GRI certified Sustainability Report. Sustainability – for Hansgrohe SE, this is a concept that has always been an integral element of the company’s corporate culture. Hansgrohe SE just became the first mixer and shower manufacturer in the world to…

Roof Gardens Set To Grow

19 Dec, 2013

Green thumbs across Sydney are being encouraged to reach for the sky under the City of Sydney’s new green roofs and walls policy.The draft policy calls on residents and businesses to green their roofs and walls as a way of improving air quality, supporting biodiversity and creating new spaces in…

100 Percent Renewable Future

19 Dec, 2013

Renewable energy sources could provide 100 per cent of future electricity, heating and cooling needs in a blueprint that details how the city could run on renewable electricity and renewable gas by 2030. The City of Sydney’s final renewable energy master plan shows how 30 per cent of the city’s…

RAH Competition Winners Announced

19 Dec, 2013

Deputy Premier John Rau has announced the major prize winners for the Royal Adelaide Hospital Design Competition, where a total of $305,000 in prize money was awarded to designers for their innovative and creative ideas for the future of one of the key sites of the Greater Riverbank Precinct. Mr…

Sustainable Buildings Research Centre Wins Award

29 Nov, 2013

The University of Wollongong’s Sustainable Buildings Research Centre, has won the National Environment and Energy Efficiency Commercial Building Award in the prestigiousMaster Builders National Excellence in Building and Construction Awards.Announced on 16 November, the Award recognises the Centre’s innovative and sustainable design and its construction by building contractor, Baulderstone (now…

202020 Vision

20 Nov, 2013

A new national initiative, which aims to increase urban green space by 20% by 2020, launched on the same day as a newly released report showing concerns that our urban green spaces are under threat. The 202020 Vision – a unique collaboration between government, academic and private-sectors – held an…