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    Q+A with ARCPANEL, Australian Leaders in Sustainable Roofing
    Q+A with ARCPANEL, Australian Leaders in Sustainable Roofing

    For more than thirty years, ARCPANEL’s insulated panel systems have been used throughout the Australian market for innovative, sustainable roofing solutions. With the recent acquisition of Ritek Roof Systems and Composite Roofing (CRS), ARCPANEL’s environmentally friendly offering is stronger than ever. In the lead up to the company’s sponsorship of the 2018 Sustainability Awards, we caught up with Peter Kelly, ARCPANEL Director & General Manager, to hear about the company’s latest sustainability efforts.


    New report: electric + solar homes the best economic decision for buyers
    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
    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
    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.


    The future workplace is not driven by technology, says smart building company
    The future workplace is not driven by technology, says smart building company

    “The smart building sector is not in the business of technology. We are in the business of occupant wellness.”


    Australian innovation paves the way for 3D printed hemp homes
    Australian innovation paves the way for 3D printed hemp homes

    A Perth-based housing manufacturer has developed a new carbon-negative industrial hemp product that can be turned into building panels for residential and commercial structures.


    Timber! Lendlease’s commitment to innovative green building solutions
    Timber! Lendlease’s commitment to innovative green building solutions

    First, there was Forte. Six years after the completion of its inaugural timber structure in Australia, Lendlease has committed to timber buildings in all of its new development precincts.


    CSIRO recruits ‘citizen scientists’ to help in valuable energy research
    CSIRO recruits ‘citizen scientists’ to help in valuable energy research

    The CSIRO has released a new app to the public as part of its research into better understanding how households consume, generate and interact with energy.


    Students assemble world’s smartest solar home in Dubai
    Students assemble world’s smartest solar home in Dubai

    Students from Virginia Tech have begun assembling FutureHAUS, their new, net-zero smart home prototype, in Dubai in preparation for this year’s global solar decathlon competition.


    Cancer centres find hope in architecture
    Cancer centres find hope in architecture

    The first Maggie’s Centre opened in Edinburgh in 1996. Originally a stable block behind the Western General Hospital, the centre had been converted into a building full of life and colour. Natural light is found in abundance, and the spaces are flexible, broken up by sliding doors.


    Sustainability in flexibility: Manhattan hospital laid out for the future
    Sustainability in flexibility: Manhattan hospital laid out for the future

    A new ambulatory care centre in New York is hoping to change the game in healthcare, reimagining the patient experience and creating a one-stop destination for individualised, coordinated care in Manhattan’s Upper East Side.


    Sustainable upgrade of first US art museum reduces energy use by 50 percent
    Sustainable upgrade of first US art museum reduces energy use by 50 percent

    The first purpose-built art museum in the United States has been named a recipient of the American Institute of Architects’ (AIA) annual Committee on the Environment (COTE) Top Ten Award—proving that it is possible to strike the perfect balance between heavy infrastructure improvements and a light historical touch for heritage buildings.


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