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Visit a sustainable house near you this Sunday

                 Sustainable House Day 2017 Open the door to sustainable living by touring some of Australia’s most environmentally progressive homes on show at Sustainable House Day, this Sunday 17 September 2017, 10am to 4pm. This unique peer to peer education is a valuable resource for anyone looking for inspiration, ideas and the key to sustainable living. This year there are 3 beautiful new homes at Smithfield, a stunning new home... read more...


'Living in a Material World' CPD for Architects, Builders & Engineers - Cairns September 14

      Mecca & Arup CPD Seminar for Architects, Builders & Engineers Living in a Material World - Cairns, September 14     "Understanding Materials - Steel, Aluminium & Glass" In creating the buildings we inhabit, designers, builders and engineers are increasingly taking a more... read more...


Do you have a sustainable home? … Help support Sustainable House Day 2017

    Do you have a sustainable home? … Help support Sustainable House Day 2017 Cairns Regional Council is helping to promote National Sustainable House Day (SHD) which is an initiative of the Alternative Technology Association (ATA), showcasing sustainable homes to the public. The event will be held on: Sunday 17 September Council is keen to promote and educate the public on sustainable housing solutions which can benefit not only... read more...


Density and Diversity Done Well: Open Idea's Competition

Density and Diversity Done Well: Open Idea's Competition   Can you design for the missing middle? UDIA Queensland partners with Queensland Government for competition We know from the insights gathered through our Research Foundation, presented by Construction Skills Queensland, that people want greater housing choice. We approached the... read more...


Best building designers available with FREE advice.

    Best building designers available with FREE advice. Cairns ECOfiesta 2017 Sunday 28th May, 10am to 7pm Cairns Cruiseliner Terminal, Wharf Street Celebrate sustainable living in Tropical North Queensland. Be inspired by a massive expo of green-tech and sustainable living solutions. FREE ENTRY & ACTIVITIES - LIVE MUSIC -... read more...


Queensland Building Plan: Why six star apartments may not be the target

Extract From Fifth Estate: 15 March 2017 Queensland Building Plan: Why six star apartments may not be the target   Willow Aliento | 15 March 2017 Late last year the Queensland government released discussion papers around a new Queensland Building Plan. Consultation ends this month on reform proposals for both the residential and commercial building and development sector. For the commercial building sector, there are few proposed measures recommended. One is to develop a... read more...


Timber industry calls on government to prioritise sustainable materials

Extract from Fifth Estate: Queensland Building Plan: Timber industry calls on government to prioritise sustainable materials Willow Aliento | 15 March 2017 Proposals to improve the sustainability performance of residential buildings as part of a new Queensland Building Plan are ignoring the biggest carbon win, according to chief executive of Timber Queensland Mick Stephens. His association has called on the government to ensure that sustainable materials are made part of the... read more...



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