Property & Construction

Technologies delivering value

Here are some examples of how advanced technologies are being applied in the  Property & Construction sector…

Smart meters, sensors and Internet of Things (IoT)

Remote real-time property monitoring to measure energy/water use, detect leaks, control temperature and arrange/conduct maintenance or order spare parts ➔ Improving eco-efficiency, reducing transport/ storage costs and responding to problems proactively. Improving quality of the built environment for residents/workers.

Monitoring site conditions via sensors, or tracking workers’ health with wristbands ➔ Improving health and safety of workers and reducing project risk/hazards

Geo-locating vehicles, plant or equipment ➔ Improving security and efficiency

Timing machines, processes, lights or electronics to run off-peak or turn off when idle (in homes, offices or industry) ➔ Reducing energy use and carbon emissions, potentially benefitting from off-peak power tariffs or energy trading schemes

Nanotechnology and 3D printing
Renewable energy from solar, wind or water power
Innovative recycled or remanufactured materials

Property & Construction industry examples

Below are a few examples of how organisations in this sector are using sustainability strategies and technologies.

Solar Bollard Lighting owner with product sample

Solar Bollard Lighting

A durable, renewable energy light source

  • Solar Bollard Lighting make solar-powered lighting designed to withstand harsh environments and reduce risk of vandalism
  • 100% green power for manufacturing
  • Products are 96% recyclable and poles come from local suppliers
  • Reduces carbon footprint for users as well as the business
  • Based in Australia (Moreton Bay)
Aerial view of The Cape development in Victoria

The Cape

The most sustainable property development in Australia

  • The Cape is a residential development at Cape Paterson in Vic
  • Sustainable design (collaboration with customers, architects, landscapers)
  • Features include greenery to combat heat island effect, solar power, water capture/storage, double-glazing, water-efficient community garden
  • Minimum 7.5 star energy rating
  • Based in Australia (Vic)
An Australian Road Research Board truck

Australian Road Research Board

Sustainable surface technologies

  • The Australian Road Research Board (ARRB) research roads, traffic modelling, mobility, technologies and materials
  • Develop new road/pavement materials using recycled waste (glass, rubber, re-used asphalt, etc)
  • Use solar power, provide EV chargers for visitors, share info via webinars
  • Potential to cut landfill waste, energy use, carbon emissions, raw materials
    Based in Australia (Vic, Qld, SA, WA)