Category : Inspiring

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

Car sharing is coming to Perth

The car share market has grown rapidly in recent years, both globally and in Australia. Until recently, Perth was the only Australian city without a scheme, but things are about to change. The RAC published a paper on the topic recently exploring the role car sharing can play in WA and some local councils are…. 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

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

Australia’s love for solar continues

In 2013, almost 1.25 million small-scale solar power systems were installed across the country, meaning that around 3.1 million Australians now live or work beneath a set of solar panels. RenewEconomy has recently reported the steady rise of Australia’s love for solar power. Not only that, but the size of the systems being installed is…. Read More