“Net Zero Carbon” buildings including embodied carbon now rewarded for Innovation. Over 50% of embodied carbon gets “locked away” within the first few weeks of design. Visually representing the embodied impact of materials in a scale gives designers a critical edge when targeting net zero environmental goals and can minimize or eliminate the need to commit building owners to purchasing ongoing costly “offsets”. … Read More
The New Joneses (TNJ) – is the brainchild of Tamara DiMattina and is an interactive living initiative designed to influence daily habits for happier people and a healthier planet. We support the New Joneses. Check out TNJ here www.thenewjoneses.com or Chanel 7’s coverage at www.youtube.com/watch?v=6dm660HZhe8&feature=youtu.be.
TFC’s Dr. Caroline Noller is presenting at Tomorrowland September 19th. Its a night not to be missed – find out how buildings can form a sustainable future. Come join us at Dexus Place, Governor Macquarie Tower. Buy tickets at here.
Very proud to be sponsoring the best student prize at the upcoming Life Cycle Assessment Symposium by the Australian Life Cycle Assessment Society (ALCAS). Submit your abstract by 30th September and be in the running to win $500! www.alcas.asn.au/conferences
If everyone on the planet lived like the average Australian we would need 4 planets to support everyone’s lifestyle.
Read our full article to find out how to easily reduce your footprint by 25%.
In response to climate change, banks have been divesting carbon investments and purchasing carbon offsets to progress commitments of carbon neutrality. This approach has a real cost to shareholders and with the average bank tenancy being upwards of 50% more carbon intense than is possible – we suggest that this blind spot is the 100 lb gorilla in the room.
Yoga is one of the top fitness trends of 2016, driven by the consumer preference towards healthy and sustainable lifestyles. Growth has been strong, but with a relatively high cost of labour and capital costs, profit margins are slim.
We have listened to your calls, and are excited to launch The GreenBook.
Australia’s first, on-line life cycle footprint ratesbook for construction materials, assemblies and design benchmarks, with over 1,300 rates. The GreenBook address the gap and delivers your go to source for materials impact rates.
We are proud to announce that we have had a helping hand in supporting the assessment process with our software and sustainable support services. St. George Bank Barangaroo has become the first bank branch and the first retail fit-out in Australia to go Green and earn a Six Star Green Star rating, way to go St. George.
As part of our continuous improvement program we are pleased to introduce you to our new monthly updates bulletin. Each month, we will showcase the latest improvements to our design software including new materials and tools, the latest in energy savings improvements and development in the system functionality.