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Insights and observations from our practice and elsewhere

Can HVAC systems spread COVID-19?

Can HVAC systems spread COVID-19?

All buildings are created for people and building owners must ensure they are safe. But unfortunately, as with most things in life, there is no guidebook setting out the ‘ideal’ way to achieve that outcome. This is especially true in a pandemic. Over recent days,...

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Great building managers are making the most of a bad situation

Great building managers are making the most of a bad situation

If a building’s occupancy drops by 50-80%, by how much should its energy use go down? Unfortunately, there is no easy answer to that question – it depends on many factors, some of them commercial, some highly technical. And, as many of the amazing facilities and...

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What does COVID-19 mean for building energy performance ?

What does COVID-19 mean for building energy performance ?

With the significant changes being experienced by almost every sector of the economy due to COVID-19, we’re seeing a number of important impacts on building energy performance, but its not quite as straightforward as “less people working in offices = less...

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Buildings Alive responding to COVID-19

Buildings Alive responding to COVID-19

While our expertise at Buildings Alive is in building energy performance, people are in fact at the heart of everything we do. It is people that both occupy and manage buildings and they have the largest effects on energy consumption. By supporting people –...

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Australia’s most likeable NABERS

Australia’s most likeable NABERS

Congratulations to our clients Brookfield, Charter Hall, Stockland and Property NSW for being rated among Australia’s best performing office portfolios …

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Buildings Alive joins RACE for 2030 CRC bid

Buildings Alive joins RACE for 2030 CRC bid

Buildings Alive has signed on as an industry partner to a major energy innovation research initiative application: the Reliable Affordable Clean Energy for 2030 Cooperative Research Centre (RACE for 2030 CRC). The vision of the RACE for 2030 CRC is to conduct...

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