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    News Archive for June 2021

    Exhibitor bookings open for ARBS 2022 in Melbourne

    ARBS, Australia's leading event for air conditioning, refrigeration and building services professionals, returns to Melbourne in 2022.

    Custom Venetian blinds contribute to energy efficiency of Hassell-designed office tower

    The office building features custom Venetian blinds from Shade Factor with integrated controls that contribute to the energy efficiency of the 31-storey tower.

    More free trees in Greater Sydney

    The NSW Government has furthered its pledge to plant more trees within the Greater Sydney area this week, announcing a further 45,000 trees will be planted by councils and within 10,000 Greater Sydney households.

    Trupke wins prestigious PV honour

    Professor Thorsten Trupke of the University of New South Wales has been declared the 2021 recipient of the IEEE William Cherry Award, which recognises outstanding contributions to photovoltaic science and technology by an individual who has devoted part of their professional life to the field.

    Aboriginal housing policies must be based on community needs — not what non-Indigenous people think they need

    The recently announced $250 million NSW budget boost for Aboriginal housing is much welcomed and long overdue.

    Q&A with Angela Zlatar, Marketing & Sustainability Manager at ASP Floors

    Angela Zlatar, the Marketing & Sustainability Manager at ASP Floors talks to us about her role at ASP Floors, the importance of sustainability and what access floors are.

    Commercial floors getting greener

    When it comes to designing commercial spaces, there is a trend towards more environmentally-friendly designs, with a homely and inviting feel as opposed to colder, traditional business-like designs.

    Access floor meets sustainable goals at Australian International School, Singapore

    The access floor system selected for a new building at the Australian International School (AIS) in Singapore met the sustainability objectives of the project.

    KOMBI stairway fits space and time constraints at Glaxo Smith Kline’s Ermington facility

    KOMBI two-stage stair systems from Sayfa Group met all the requirements of the client.

    Con-Serv’s handheld shower systems for healthcare environments

    Con-Serv’s Premium Healthcare shower range combines their Hygienic Seal grab rail and Friction Slide Cradle technology to provide users with both support and functionality.

    What do past winners reveal about who needs to enter the 2021 Sustainability Awards?

    For 15 years now, Architecture & Design magazine has hosted the nation’s most respected and most coveted Sustainability Awards program, one that is devoted entirely to Australia’s vibrant and economically vital building, construction, and design sectors.

    New air diffusion system bringing a cool change to our buildings

    BVN Architecture and the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) have collaborated on a project dubbed ‘Systems Reef 2’ (SR2), that is an alternative to standard air distribution amongst buildings.

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