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Kate Cotter is the CEO and Founder of the Resilient Building Council. Cotter is intent on solving some of the biggest challenges architecture, design and construction are confronted with, namely how to build better, more resilient buildings that can face the increasing natural hazards of this country.
The strength, durability, and adaptability of steel make it vital to modern economies. It’s used in the construction of our homes and workplaces, in bridges and infrastructure projects, renewable energy generation, and in everyday electronics and equipment on which we all depend.
In recent years, the understanding of sustainability - and the importance of incorporating sustainable practices and products in architecture and design - has grown exponentially. Specifiers and other stakeholders increasingly expect clear and transparent information about the sustainability performance of building products to inform their decision-making.
The winners of the 2023 Sustainability Awards are:
As the demand for sustainable building materials increases, commercial property owners and developers are turning to high-quality tiles as a durable, low-maintenance, and aesthetically appealing flooring solution for high-traffic environments. To fully realise the sustainable potential of tiled surfaces, they must be paired with high-performance grout that can match their environmental demands.
Without certification for sustainable products, a product’s credibility is, well, unsustainable. Thankfully, with companies like GlobalGreenTag, rigorous testing methods ensure peace of mind for architects and the products they specify.
Nestled amongst the charming streets of Yarraville the heritage facade of this weatherboard cottage is emblematic of the historical context of the area. This address is about to be transformed into a contemporary family home that aims to reduce operational embodied carbon by employing passive house principles and showcase how early engagement with suppliers can lead to more sustainable outcomes.
The Etex Group, global Belgium-based company behind the Siniat brand, recently celebrated one year since the launch of their Road to Sustainability 2030. The Road to Sustainability 2030 is a global roadmap for the future over five priority areas: health, safety and wellbeing; diversity, equity and inclusion; customer engagement; circularity and decarbonisation.
The highly anticipated 2023 Sustainability Summit is just around the corner, taking place both in Sydney and online on Thursday, 9th of November. We're eagerly anticipating the return of industry professionals for a day filled with stimulating discussions and motivational dialogues addressing the most critical challenges in the realm of sustainable built design.
The Housing Industry Association (HIA) estimates that around 80 percent of Australian homes are built with timber framing. Timber is one of the construction industry’s mainstays and has been utilised for millennia. It is strong, durable and when responsibly grown and harvested, can make a positive contribution to our Earth and reducing climate change effects.
This year’s roster for the 2023 Sustainability Summit will see a suite of well-versed architectural professionals descending upon Sydney’s Allianz Stadium on the morning of 9 November in the lead up to the Sustainability Awards.
Billi’s broad range of water filtration systems has long been a favourite of the Australian architecture and design industries. Fusing stunning visual language, intuitive design, pioneering technology and a sustainable approach, Billi’s systems are the whole package for any modern specifier who wants it all.