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Sustainability Month kicks off 1 September 2021

DMN’s online festival of sustainable building design: ‘SUSTAINABILITY MONTH’ kicked off today. The four-week, 13-part program features technical and non-technical webinars presented by leaders in sustainable building design.


NCC zeros in on energy efficiency

The most significant update to the National Construction Code (NCC) in more than a decade will increase the required thermal performance of homes from the current level 6-stars NatHERS to the equivalent of 7 stars, according to a draft update release


‘DMN TALK’ podcast breaks new ground in sustainable building design in Australia

The first episode of ‘DMN TALK’ – “Builder, Designer & Assessor: Why early collaboration is key to sustainable building design” – features a three-way conversation, between a builder, building designer and an energy assessor, exploring..

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Great news for building designers, with the renewal of a sponsorship deal between AWS and Design Matters National (DMN) – a partnership that has already spanned more than 15 years..

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Village House

Designing a home for avid gardeners was no easy feat - what’s outside the house is just as important as what’s inside and sustainable measures make the house comfortable and reduce the long term environmental impact.

Holmesglen Student Hub and Learning Commons

The Student Hub and Learning Commons building is a landmark project for Holmesglen Institute of TAFE at their Moorabbin campus. Crosier Scott Architects cohesively connected a campus of disjointed buildings within a complex multi-facility learning centre. Through clever planning the Learning Commons works as a single facility made up of several flexible study and social zones.

Project Matters: Same But Different

Same but Different delivers two luxury, spacious townhomes in an evolving coastal village environment. The true success of the double storey multi-residential development by Holman Designs’ lies in its ability to promote a sense of “one integrated home” rather than part of a multi-residential project.

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