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IKEA announces furniture take-back service, plastic ban

22 June, 2018

Sydneysiders can now give their unwanted IKEA furniture a second life by bringing it back to the store to be sold on to a new customer.

Making Sydney a more sustainable tourist destination

22 June, 2018

Hotels, event centres, museums and tourism bodies have joined forces with the City of Sydney to make the city a more sustainable destination for business and holidays.

Smart Cities Week is coming to Australia

20 June, 2018

Australia's first Smart Cities Week will be held in Sydney from 29–31 October 2018.

Funding announced for 13 resource recovery projects

20 June, 2018

The resource recovery infrastructure projects will share more than $4.2 million from Sustainability Victoria's Resource Recovery Infrastructure Fund.

Collaboration to spotlight sustainable commercial buildings

24 May, 2018

All 4 to 6 Star Green Star ratings will now feature on Commercial Real Estate's Building Profile pages.

Residents of Fremantle wanted for renewable energy trial

16 May, 2018

City of Fremantle residents who own renewable energy and alternative water systems are invited to take part in a new trial being led by Curtin University.

ARBS 2018 is almost upon us

26 April, 2018

ARBS 2018 will open its doors at the ICC Sydney from 8–10 May, featuring over 300 exhibitors offering access to the latest in HVAC&R in the Southern Hemisphere.

Starting the clock on the 30-minute city

10 April, 2018 by Stephen Taylor, City Executive – Sydney, Arcadis Global Cities Program

The '30-minute city' concept — the idea that we can engineer our cities so that home, work and play are all accessible within 30 minutes — is gaining currency around the world.

Visit Tesla's 'Big Battery' and other energy projects

03 April, 2018

The 2018 Australian Energy Storage Conference and Exhibition is giving attendees the chance to see some of South Australia's major energy projects up close.

Resilience in a changing world

01 April, 2018 by Will Symons*

Resilience is about more than simply the avoidance of risk; rather, it is about using smart strategies to help prevent risks from unfolding and about how we can aim to optimise infrastructure to help make cities more successful.

Senator Kim Carr among more than 30 speakers at PVC AUS 2018

05 March, 2018

The two-day vinyl conference will bring together Australasia's vinyl value chain from 14–15 March at the Amora Hotel Jamison, Sydney.

The Green Light Tour is Australia's urban greening roadshow

02 March, 2018

The 202020 Vision — an initiative to increase and improve urban green space by 20% by 2020 — is back on the road for its third urban forestry roadshow since 2014.

Melbourne's laneways go green

02 March, 2018

Four laneways in Melbourne's CBD have undergone a green makeover as part of the $1.8 million Green Your Laneway pilot program.

Encouraging Australians to embrace electric vehicles

20 February, 2018

Evenergi's Charge Together program will involve a social media and marketing campaign to identify prospective EV buyers and undertake consumer research to help understand the barriers for uptake.

Get a glimpse of the ARBS 2018 Speaker Series

19 February, 2018

The ARBS 2018 Speaker Series will host an array of topics and management issues focusing on innovative technologies and emerging trends in the built environment.

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