+61 2 8311 1133 info@buildingsalive.com

A new office, from old beginnings

There are a lot of reasons to love Buildings Alive’s new head office. For a start, not much of it is new! Like many start-ups (after two years, are we still a start-up?) we were faced with a daunting array of choices and challenges when it came to accommodating our...

A brighter road for infrastructure

We all know what infrastructure is. It’s the big stuff in the economy like roads, railways, pipes, power lines and airports that help the little things—like people, parcels, electrons—get around. It’s good for the economy. And if infrastructure is good, more of it is...

Water – too precious to waste!

Approximately one third of the water that passes through a typical office building’s meter is lost through leaks. That’s a lot of wasted water! Many of these leaks are obvious, like toilets that won’t stop flushing, but there are lots of other kinds of leaks that are...

High and dry in NSW

Sydney’s recent hot and dry weather has been unusual – not only has October 2013 had days of extreme heat, which are usually associated with the peak of summer, but the moisture in the air has been strikingly low. This extreme combination presents challenges for the...

Run, Building Run!

A building’s energy use is normally invisible to the public. But for the next 30 days, five prominent high-performance buildings will be sweating it out in an unlikely race to beat their ‘personal best’. Building Run is the creation of artist Keith Deverell, winner of...