Planting greenery on roofs can help improve air quality inside buildings: study

Covering the roofs of apartment and office buildings with plants can help improve the quality of air inside and lift property values, according to a growing body of green infrastructure research. Most recently, an article published by US researchers in the Building and Environment journal showed growing greenery on the roof of a building and near the air…

Housing with buyer protection and no serious faults – is that too much to ask of builders and regulators?

Regulation of the Australian building industry is broken, according to the Shergold-Weir report to the Building Ministers’ Forum. “We have concluded that [the] nature and extent [of problems] are significant and concerning. The problems have led to diminishing public confidence that the building and construction industry can deliver compliant, safe buildings which will perform to the expected standards…