TGL News: An open house, a TV feature and a global architecture nomination

TGL News

This week we welcomed two new Greenlisters on board: Zenith Interiors, with its sustainable commercial office furniture collection inspired by the streets of Tokyo, and Co. Cups, a simple coffee cup rental service that makes sustainable choices “on demand, not on you”.

The Co. Cups story comes as part two of our five part series on the City of Sydney’s Sustainable Destination Partnership. Keep an eye out for the next three over the coming weeks!

Solar farms, gardens in the sky, custom built panels and dedicated apps. These five sustainable office blocks are leading the charge in greening our workplaces. Which one would you want to work from?

photo of the view over Cape Paterson – taken by Marnie Hawson

The Cape opens doors on Sustainable House Day

The Cape is opening the doors to 10 of its sustainable, comfortable, energy efficient homes as part of this year’s Sustainable House Festival. Between 10am and 4pm on Sunday September 15, the open homes will showcase best practice in energy efficient design, construction and fitout, giving people the chance to experience the results first hand.

The homes set to open their doors are Core 9, DUNE 1, Oaks, Seastar, Spindrift, The 10 Star Home, The Bungalow, The Cove, and Michelle and Nathan’s 8.3 Star Family Home.

There will be a number of experts presenting talks throughout the day on topics ranging from regenerative agriculture, to the latest advice in sustainable home constriction. There will also be live music, free wood fired pizza and coffee, as well as the chance to purchase the locally produced wares of residents and neighbours.

Head to The Cape’s website for more info and to register.

photo of The Seed House interior

fitzpatrick+partners on Better Homes and Gardens

This Friday’s episode of Better Homes and Gardens will feature a tour of Greenlister James Fitzpatrick of fitzpatrick+partners‘ North Shore home. The Seed House overlooks Sydney’s Middle Harbour and uses a natural pallet of materials to reflect its steep bushland surrounds.

“The normal is sculptured to become the beautiful” in this timber clad family home, the architects explain.

“Utilising the latest technologies in engineered timber construction, this healthy home imbues a sense of warmth and comfort.”

Tune in to Channel 7 at 7pm on Friday 16 August for the tour.

photo of the interior of Interface's Atlanta headquarters

Interface headquarters in the running for a World Architecture News Award

Interface’s Atlanta headquarters has been nominated for an Adaptive Reuse award at the 2019 World Architecture News Awards. The 3700 square metre office block was designed by architects Perkins + Will to reflect Interface’s status as a global leader in sustainability.

On the outside, the building’s wrap around glass façade is clad in a biophilic forest graphic and provides natural light and reduces heat within. On the inside, there is a 56,000 litre rainwater tank in the refurbished parking garage, as well as an expansive staircase and rooftop green space to encourage employees to move and get outdoors. During refurbishment, the team was able to divert 93 per cent of defit waste by either donating or recycling.

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