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    News Archive for September 2020

    Waste-free solar panels

    The upside of renewable energy is beyond dispute and its contribution to reducing carbon emissions is substantial. Solar panels and batteries are being installed in record numbers across residential dwellings, commercial and utility-scale facilities.


    Sustainability Summit to be opened by Dr. Janis Birkeland

    To kick proceedings off in the 2020 Sustainability Summit, this year’s special keynote will be delivered by the internationally-acclaimed urban designer and academic Dr. Janis Birkeland.


    Is Australia wasting its renewable energy potential?

    The mining boom of the early 2000s was horribly wasted by the Howard Government. Over the next few decades, to the chagrin of the current Australian Government, the economics of renewable energy will render the fossil fuel industry obsolete.


    Ground surface warning tactiles ensuring safety at Perth’s Yagan Square

    Stainless steel tactile indicators from Guardian Tactile Systems have been installed along several pedestrian areas at Yagan Square in Perth, WA.


    The problems with the increasing use of drones in our public spaces

    Recreationally and commercially, the uses of the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) have rapidly expanded. But while there have been welcome advances in design, architecture, traffic control, aerial photography, product deliveries, even racing, it’s hard to ignore the less glamorous applications.


    Frameless glass louvre system creates operable facade on Commercial Bay building

    The LF550 frameless glass louvre system from EBSA Pty Ltd was installed on a building in Commercial Bay, a fast-developing retail, hospitality and commercial precinct in Auckland, NZ.


    Newcastle Courthouse stands out with natural wood and glass palette

    The new courthouse in downtown Newcastle NSW is drawing attention for the large expanse of glass and wood used in the building.


    POLYLAM ceiling adds geometrically stimulating vibe to elho Tilburg office

    POLYLAM vertical baffles were used for the ceilings at the new administrative building of Dutch company elho in the town of Tilburg, Netherlands.


    The unveiling of a Sydney heritage icon

    Sydneysiders have been given a sneak preview of one of the tallest retained heritage facades in the world as Brookfield Properties unveils its revamp of the historic Shell House building as part of its $2 billion Wynyard Place development.


    The rustic charm of reclaimed timber in interior design

    When you want to introduce rustic charm, warmth and a connection to nature into your design, do it in a sustainable way with genuine recycled timber from Havwoods.


    DESIGN Canberra 2020 announces full program

    DESIGN Canberra today announces highlights for the 2020 program that will take over the nation’s capital from 9-29 November.


    Rebecca Want has joined GHD

    Rebecca Want has joined leading professional services company GHD as Transport Market Leader for Sydney.


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