Glenburn House by Sean Godsell

Check out this beautifully designed home, Glenburn House by Sean Godsell Architects

“Our clients are committed to environmentally sustainable design and the building skin which is an identifiable part of our work includes solar collectors for power and hot water. Other elements such as double glazing, rainwater harvesting and digital power management make thisapparently simple house a sophisticated device for passive
environmental management.”

Cheap furniture could emit formaldehyde

The Courier-Mail reports that tests by Australian furniture manufacturers have shown flat pack furniture and shelving imported from China may be emitting very high levels of formaldehyde, known to cause cancer.

The tests found some furniture components had formaldehyde emissions at levels well above official international thresholds for eye and throat irritations and deemed by Australian standards as unsuitable for use indoors or in poorly ventilated outdoor areas. read the story here

Life Cycle Eco-Design Strategies — Effective decision making

Tuesday 25 November 2008, 9.30 am to 4.30 pm, 1010 La Trobe Street, Docklands

Tuesday 25 November 2008, 9.30 am to 4.30 pm, 1010 La Trobe Street, Docklands

More info and Register here. Whether new or already involved in the sustainability journey, this practical and informative workshop prepares design professionals with the skills to understand and implement eco-design strategies to positively influence ‘design-thinking’ from a life cycle perspective.