Geraldine Chua . Articles These biodegradable acoustic panels are made with zero chemicals Swedish acoustic panels manufacturer Baux, together with industrial design firm Form Us With Love and scientists from the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), have released a new line of 100 percent bio-based acoustic panels. Big BIM benefits for healthcare design In the rich legacy of architecture and design, the technology-driven tool of BIM is a relative newcomer. UN Environment and Yale University deliver sustainable ‘tiny home’ A new 22sqm eco-housing module has been unveiled in New York City, designed to spark public discussion and new ideas on the provision of sustainable and affordable housing, while limiting the overuse of natural resources and climate change. New report: electric + solar homes the best economic decision for buyers New homes that combine electricity with solar power will save their owners up to $18,000 more in energy costs compared to homes that run on gas and electricity, according to a new report by the Alternative Technology Association (ATA). Troppo Architects’ prefab pods will “revolutionise” the market, says AIA jury Three prefabricated pods in South Australia (SA) have won high praise from judges at the 2018 Australian Institute of Architects (AIA) South Australian Architecture Awards. Smart Cities Council: GBCA carbon positive roadmap only possible with smart solutions The Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) has released a new Carbon Positive Roadmap discussion paper, which establishes the steps required for the country’s built environment to achieve net zero emissions by 2050.