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Insights and observations from our practice and elsewhere

Coming to America

Coming to America

There is no escaping the fact that commercial buildings in Australia, by and large, have been becoming more resource efficient in recent years. This can be put down to greener technologies, greater transparency about performance, and industry dynamics that have...

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Fire in the sky, but (thankfully) no smoke from the buildings

Fire in the sky, but (thankfully) no smoke from the buildings

Australia recorded its all-time hottest day on Monday 7th January (40.33°C average across the continent) and in Sydney yesterday, a maximum over 41°C put office buildings to the test. We investigate whether operators were able to keep energy peaks under control on...

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Six thousand tonnes of CO2 saved, for good

Six thousand tonnes of CO2 saved, for good

2012 has been an extraordinary year for Green Buildings Alive. In recent weeks we’ve been incredibly busy establishing our platform and we are now looking forward to a quick break before ramping up again in the New Year. Result: Through the efforts and commitment of...

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