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    2017 Sustainability Awards: Q&A with Lynn Loh, sustainability manager at HP
    2017 Sustainability Awards: Q&A with Lynn Loh, sustainability manager at HP

    In the lead-up to the awards, we spoke to Lynn Loh, HP’s sustainability manager for Asia-Pacific & Japan, about public initiatives, meeting robust targets, and the end game for sustainability.


    Disruption in the architectural sector delivering value and power says new MD
    Disruption in the architectural sector delivering value and power says new MD

    According to Steve Coster, the new managing director of international design practice at Hassell Studio, the architectural sector has experienced similar levels of technological disruption as many other industries.


    Bio-bricks could reset the building industry
    Bio-bricks could reset the building industry

    Although th benefits of brick make it easy for the industry to rest on its laurels, architects and manufacturers around the world continue to find new ways to improve the long-favoured material.


    Inaction on climate change risks leaving future generations $530 trillion in debt
    Inaction on climate change risks leaving future generations $530 trillion in debt

    By continuing to delay significant reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, we risk handing young people alive today a bill of up to US$535 trillion.


    Why the ecocity needs to be a just city
    Why the ecocity needs to be a just city

    Why is it easier to imagine a green ecocity than a just city where everyone belongs?


    Low-energy homes don't just save money, they improve lives
    Low-energy homes don't just save money, they improve lives

    Buildings are being designed to reduce the need for additional heating, cooling and lighting. But are these homes comfortable, easy to operate, and affordable?


    Taxing empty homes: a step towards affordable housing, but much more can be done
    Taxing empty homes: a step towards affordable housing, but much more can be done

    Vacant housing rates are rising in our major cities. Across Australia on census night, 11.2% of housing was recorded as unoccupied – a total of 1,089,165 dwellings.


    Are smart meters delivering on their promise?
    Are smart meters delivering on their promise?

    Smart meters have two clear goals: to save energy and to shift consumer use of energy from on-peak to off-peak hours. But new research suggests smart meters and time-of-use electricity pricing in Ontario have only modestly reduced residential energy demand during the most expensive peak periods.


    Sustainable education projects in the US we can all learn from
    Sustainable education projects in the US we can all learn from

    The American Institute of Architects and the Committee on the Environment have named 10 of the most sustainable architecture and design projects in the United States. And between them, there's a theme.


    Explainer: what can Tesla's giant South Australian battery achieve?
    Explainer: what can Tesla's giant South Australian battery achieve?

    Last Friday, world-famous entrepreneur Elon Musk jetted into Adelaide to kick off Australia’s long-delayed battery revolution.


    What actually is a good city?
    What actually is a good city?

    Our cities have now been named as the saving places of a planet in crisis. And yet we cannot decide on the principles that make for a good city. Everybody has a view, but some views are more sustainable than others.


    Low carbon buildings are not good enough says GBCA
    Low carbon buildings are not good enough says GBCA

    According to the head of market transformation for the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) Jorge Chapa, ‘low-carbon’ will not be enough to help meet the climate goals outlined in the Paris Agreement.


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