Category : Green Buildings

Perth’s new model for real estate development

The City of Fremantle recently announced they are looking for expressions of interest from groups of people that want to develop 7 Quarry St in Fremantle, a site currently owned by the City. It’s not your ordinary expression of interest though… Fremantle Baugruppen demonstration project The project is inspired by the ‘Baugruppen’ development model, where…. Read More

The Siding by The Green Swing wins big at HIA Greensmart and MBA WA Awards

Green Gurus™ partner Eugenie Stockmann wins big at the 2016 HIA GreenSmart Awards and MBA WA Excellence in Construction Awards with her development ‘The Siding by The Green Swing’. “This is important national recognition for the ground breaking nature of our projects” says Eugenie. “It is proof that The Siding one of WA’s most sustainable…. Read More

The Sustainability Journey at one rural estate: Mauravillo Estate

Green Gurus™ recently worked with the team at Mauravillo Estate to provide an information evening for current and prospective buyers to encourage better environmental outcomes at this remarkable rural estate. The evening was a well-attended and very positively received initiative and was a unique joint effort supported by both the developer, John and Helen Court,…. Read More

Green Gurus™ launches ‘Green Apartment Living’ Program

Living in a strata building should not limit your ability to enjoy a low carbon/ low cost, sustainable lifestyle. There is more to sustainability than solar power and savings in power bills. At the Perth Eco Fair on Sunday 3 April, the Green Gurus™ team launched its brand new Green Apartment Living Program aimed at…. Read More

The value of solar passive homes

Written by Griff Morris, Founder and Director of Solar Dwellings Griff’s list of significant contributions is lengthy! Some of these include Inaugural Board member of the now Sustainable Energy Association, Member of the HIA Environmental Planning Committee, Member of the Commonwealth Government Committee regarding the Technical Advisory Manual for the Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency and Member…. Read More

The Natural Life Cycle

In December 2015, the Paris Agreement brought hope to the global community setting a goal to be a net zero carbon society and pursue efforts to limit the global temperature increase to 1.5 0C. I learnt that the real problems are natural problems; all other problems are problems that we have created. When we think…. Read More

Measuring Sustainability in Residential Buildings

We get a lot of people asking us for a basic overview of what tools are available to measure sustainability performance and outcomes in buildings. Here is an overview of the main ‘Green Tools of the Trade’ for Green residential buildings in Australia. Thankfully, measuring sustainability is becoming easier. There are now a number of…. Read More

Will solar panels add value to my home?

Are you selling a home with solar? Have you ever wondered whether a PV system adds value to a home? New research by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) illustrates that price premiums were consistently paid in the US for homes with solar photovoltaics (PV). This research shows that it is important to value PV systems…. Read More

What Perth Wants

Did you miss the news over the Christmas break? New market research shows that Perth residents are ready to embrace change and development that will deliver a more sustainable, more affordable and more liveable city. The research was commissioned by multi-residential property developer Psaros, working together withCCWA and the Property Council of Australia. The main finding…. Read More

Sustainability in WA Housing: 5 Good News Stories

I am constantly amazed by the bad news on sustainability and climate change in the media nowadays. Fortunately for me, in my position, I am also constantly exposed to a bunch of upbeat, sophisticated, up-to-date blogs, e-newsletter, websites and other pro-sustainability businesses who have a plethora of good news and info to share. Sustainability can be…. Read More