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Insights and observations from our practice and elsewhere

Great building managers are making the most of a bad situation

Great building managers are making the most of a bad situation

If a building’s occupancy drops by 50-80%, by how much should its energy use go down? Unfortunately, there is no easy answer to that question – it depends on many factors, some of them commercial, some highly technical. And, as many of the amazing facilities and...

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What does COVID-19 mean for building energy performance ?

What does COVID-19 mean for building energy performance ?

With the significant changes being experienced by almost every sector of the economy due to COVID-19, we’re seeing a number of important impacts on building energy performance, but its not quite as straightforward as “less people working in offices = less...

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Buildings Alive responding to COVID-19

Buildings Alive responding to COVID-19

While our expertise at Buildings Alive is in building energy performance, people are in fact at the heart of everything we do. It is people that both occupy and manage buildings and they have the largest effects on energy consumption. By supporting people –...

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Australia’s most likeable NABERS

Australia’s most likeable NABERS

Congratulations to our clients Brookfield, Charter Hall, Stockland and Property NSW for being rated among Australia’s best performing office portfolios …

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Buildings Alive joins RACE for 2030 CRC bid

Buildings Alive joins RACE for 2030 CRC bid

Buildings Alive has signed on as an industry partner to a major energy innovation research initiative application: the Reliable Affordable Clean Energy for 2030 Cooperative Research Centre (RACE for 2030 CRC). The vision of the RACE for 2030 CRC is to conduct...

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We’re hiring – opportunities to join us

We’re hiring – opportunities to join us

Our business is growing, and we have a number of opportunities to join us on our journey to optimise the energy and environmental performance of large, complex buildings. We're currently looking for: a communications and marketing lead a building systems engineer a...

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The smartest way to keep tenants happy during extreme weather

The smartest way to keep tenants happy during extreme weather

No matter where you live, you’ve probably just endured a blistering few months of extreme weather. At times during the past week, we’ve seen temperatures exceeding 40°C (105°F) in southern parts of Australia and almost 40°C (-40°F) below freezing in parts of North...

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What is a target range ?

What is a target range ?

Just as there is no such thing as a ‘perfect building’, there can be no such thing as a ‘perfect model’ of a building’s electricity use (or water, gas, etc.). At Buildings Alive we are obsessive (some might even say perfectionist!) about modelling, but we also...

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