La Trobe

Victoria’s largest mass timber project reaches completion

Construction on one of Victoria’s largest mass timber projects has been completed, as La Trobe University unveils the new student accommodation at its Bundoora campus. Designed by Jackson Clements Burrows Architects and constructed by Multiplex, the accommodation utilises cross-laminated timber (CLT) and glulam beams and columns. The project has achieved a 5 Star Green Star Design rating and is […]

Solar Decathlon
Events and conferences

Solar Decathlon launches 2022 and 2023 editions

The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon has announced the launch of the 2022 Design Challenge and 2023 Build Challenge. The Solar Decathlon is a collegiate competition that challenges student teams to design and build highly efficient and innovative buildings powered by renewable energy. The Design Challenge is a one or two semester, design-only competition; while the Build Challenge is […]

Passive house in Germany

Pro Clima offers Passive House scholarships

Pro Clima is offering three scholarships to building professionals to support the practice of Passive House in Australia. The scholarships include Passive House Introduction, Passive House Designer and Passive House Tradesperson. Each scholarship is open to people in the building sector – including builders, architects, building designers, consultants, roofers and more. To be eligible for […]

James Harrison
Events and conferences

James Harrison exhibition opens in Geelong

Geelong Design Week is hosting an exhibition about James Harrison at Barwon Grange from Saturday, March 20 until Sunday, March 28. The exhibition is titled James Harrison’s Momentous Achievements – models, medals, memorabilia and explores Harrison’s life from 1816–1893. He was the first to create ice via mechanical means, and the founder of the Geelong […]


Biden sued over executive environmental order

Twelve American states have filed a federal lawsuit against President Joe Biden for his executive climate change order, alleging that he lacks the statutory and constitutional authority to dictate specific values for the “social costs” of greenhouse gases for regulatory programs administered by the federal government. Biden signed executive order 13990 on his first day […]

Energy efficiency
Events and conferences

Forecasting energy efficiency

The Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) is seeking expressions of interest to attend a workshop about forecasting energy efficiency on Wednesday, March 24. The workshop is open to stakeholders with knowledge on energy efficiency policies, experience in designing and managing energy efficiency measures, and experience in modelling and quantifying energy efficiency impacts. AEMO is focused […]