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Sourceable: Living Infrastructure and Environmental Rating Systems

Originally published on Sourceable, by Jock Gammon How can living infrastructure help you achieve environmental ratings like the WELL Building Standard, Living Building Challenge and Green Star? Australian Ethical Investment; Photography: Siren Design [...]

Sourceable: Living Infrastructure Will Benefit Australia’s Ageing Population

This article was originally published in Sourceable by Jock Gammon. Australia’s ageing population is about to greatly increase the country’s demand for living infrastructure. Anyone who knows Baby Boomers knows this generation is not going [...]

Sourceable: ‘Who’s Paying? Funding Living Infrastructure in 2017 and Beyond’

This article was first published in Sourceable by Jock Gammon on 17 July 2017 Ravenswood School green wall When it comes to living or green infrastructure, funding is a commonly citied barrier [...]

Sourceable: ‘Green motorways – Contradiction in terms or potential reality?’

This article was first published in SourceableA few years ago I was stuck in hellish Sydney traffic, with the temperature soaring close to 40oC, and as I entered the tunnel surrounded by huge walls of [...]

Sourceable: What is research commercialisation?

Research commercialisation refers to the process through which ideas or research are transformed into marketable products, capital gains, income from licences and/or revenue from the sale of new product. Recently, my firm landed an [...]

Sourceable: Creating resilient cities with living infrastructure

The climate is becoming more unpredictable and fierce with each passing year. Extreme weather and natural disasters like bushfires, storms, floods and cyclones can have a devastating impact on communities, businesses, homes, and public [...]

Top 10 secrets to successful living infrastructure maintenance

The building and installation of your green wall, façade or roof might seem like the final stage after months of planning and design but in reality, this is when things really start to take off. [...]

Sourceable: Living infrastructure gains momentum with new RICS guide

Last month, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) launched a new living infrastructure guide. Launched by NSW Planning Minister, Rob Stokes MP at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS), the green roofs and walls [...]

2019-06-05T14:30:27+10:00September 23rd, 2016|Categories: News, Opinion|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Sourceable: Can urban farming take off in Australia?

With the population booming, there is a need for sustainable food models. What would it take to make widespread urban farming a reality in Australia? Urban agriculture or ‘urban farming’ hasn’t really taken off either [...]

2019-06-05T14:36:34+10:00July 27th, 2016|Categories: News, Opinion|Tags: , , , , |

Sourceable: The benefits of biophilia and greenery in retail

When it comes to sustainability in the built environment, office buildings are often the testing ground for new design principles and technologies. Perhaps this is because they offer a manageably-sized microcosm to monitor, tweak [...]

2020-08-17T11:16:18+10:00June 14th, 2016|Categories: News, Opinion|Tags: , , , , , , |
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