Craig D'Costa

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8 Ultra-Low-Energy Passive Buildings Around the World

A “passive house”, from the German <i>passivhaus</i>, where the concept originated, is a way of building homes in an extremely energy-efficient manner. A …

Architecture

Sekisui House gets nod for Australia's first Greg Norman nine-hole course

Construction company Sekisui House announced that it has received development approval at their $750 million ‘The Hermitage’ in Sydney's Gledswood …

Golf

Gorgeous Enseada House is a breezy vacation home in Brazil

Fluid and open spaces dominate this beach house located in Xangri-lá, a famous vacation destination in Brazil. Design studio Arquitetura Nacional …

Architecture

Audi TT RS plus Arrives in Australia

• Powerful 2.5-litre TFSI five-cylinder engine produces 265 kW<br>• 0 to 100 km/h in 4.1 seconds; top speed increased to 280 km/h<br>• Average fuel …

Audi TT

Audi TT RS Plus On Sale In Australia

Audi's scorching new TT RS Plus has stormed into Australia with a $139,900 price tag.<p>More powerful than the 'regular' TT RS, faster and more dynamic, …

Audi TT

5 Sales Skills to Make Your Business Thrive

Sales is where the rubber meets the road in business. Learn how you can become a star salesperson.<p>Author of Real Leaders Don't Follow<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>In</i> Real Leaders Don't Follow<i>, author Steve Tobak explains how real entrepreneurs can start, build, and</i> …

Entrepreneurship

Sell Out Success For CABE's Shiyan Residences

Unprecedented demand has been achieved for the unique turn-key development, Shiyan, located within the highly successful The Hermitage masterplanned …

Real Estate

Greg Norman golf course design teeing off soon at The Hermitage, Gledswood Hills

The residential property developer and builder, Sekisui House has formally signed an exclusive deal with international golf champion and …

Golf

Greg Norman tees up Sydney golf course project with Sekisui House

Sekisui House has won the support of the Greg Norman Golf Course Design to ink plans for a nine-hole course and driving range within a 300ha housing …

Macquarie Park plan swaps public housing for private-sector mixed-use apartments

The NSW government has unveiled plans to transform a long-established public housing estate in Sydney's north-west into thousands of apartments under …

Housing

Get Organized With These 6 Tips That Lead to More Productive Days

Entrepreneurs live hectic lives -- long days at the office can be attributed to a never-ending list of responsibilities, and extended office hours means less personal and family time.<p>While every entrepreneur has the same number of hours in each day, you can make your time more productive by …

The Hills are alive with the sound of speculator home seller protest: Urban Taskforce

Community groups upset that The Hills Shire Council propose to lower development heights around stations in the North West Rail Corridor have every …

Urban Design

Articles about sustainably built home rural ontario on Dwell.com - Dwell

For this rural Ontario home, building sustainably was less about high-tech gizmos than learning to truly love the land.<p>Overlooking the scenic Minnehaha Creek sits one of the most unique and energy-efficient homes in the greater Minneapolis area.<p>Smitten from the start with a 1970s concrete villa in …

Design

E-conveyancing hits the property industry

One thing will be missing at Crown Group's launch of its Infinity apartment project in Sydney's Green Square on Saturday – 400-page contracts.<p>The use …

Blockchain

Japan has started turning abandoned golf courses into solar power plants

KyoceraRendering of the solar power plant in Kagoshima prefecture<p>During real estate booms, developers have a tendency to build more than is …

Renewable Energy

Geospatial Analytics Transforms The Face Of Urban Development

As our economy strengthens and our population grows, Australia will experience unprecedented levels of urban development. We will need to build …

Urban Development

Developer Sekisui House to regenerate South Creek Reserve

Coming back to life: Sekisui House executives John Borg, Oliver Roborgh and Mandy Jarvis walk along the banks of South Creek which the developer will …

Design

Golfers rally for good cause in US Masters Breakfast Golf Tournament

Special drive: Attendees have helped raise more than $10,000 for The Starlight Children’s Foundation Australia through the fourth annual US Masters …

Golf

Differing Work Styles Can Help Team Performance

Most leaders now recognize that the best teams leverage diversity to achieve long-term success. But many think about it in pretty narrow terms: gender, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, and/or age. Sometimes they also consider organizational attributes, like function or rank.<p>But there’s …

Articles about worlds first carbon positive prefab house on Dwell.com - Dwell

Kitchen systems are a lot like prefab housing: they're designed to be modular but they're endlessly customizable—not that that's...<p>Take a tour through Chicago's first Passive House built by Brandon Weiss of Weiss Building and Development LLC, with the help of...<p>It can take as little as two weeks to …

Prefab Homes

Articles about how boxy would you go look modern box homes on Dwell.com - Dwell

If you feel like you're seeing all the same decorating ideas over and over and would rather take a fresh approach to your...<p>Take a splash in this inspiring collection of modern pools.<p>Cement tiles, terrazzo, and exposed shiplap boards are just a few traditional building materials that are …

Architecture

Amazing Quotes to Inspire You Out of a Creative Rut

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It is entirely easy for entrepreneurs to get caught up in the rigorous daily grind of running a business and have her or his creative effectiveness greatly hindered. Add to this insecurity and fear of failure and you will land …

Creativity

Don't Squash Your Big Goals for the Year by Squandering Time

Author of 'The Time Bandit Solution' and Co-Founder of Cohen Brown Management Group<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>What’s your annually renewed vow? Eat better, exercise more, lose weight? Spend more time with the kids? Keep a weekly date night with the spouse?<p>Have you …

Time Management

The one quality that you won't find on a resume

<i>The Leadership Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely</i> …

What Great Managers Do to Engage Employees

Less than one-third of Americans are engaged in their jobs in any given year. This finding has remained consistent since 2000, when Gallup first began measuring and reporting on U.S. workplace engagement.<p>Gallup defines engaged employees as those who are involved in and enthusiastic about their work …