Speaking at the GreenCities conference in Melbourne earlier this year, Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) chairman Jillian Broadbent (AO) said that integrated technology innovations are unlocking new opportunities for the property sector.
Robin Mellon of Green Building Council of Australia explains how Green Star – Performance rating can help facility managers help improve the performance of their buildings.
A Portuguese municipality Cascais has taken a significant leap forward in Smart City waste management by deploying SmartBin technology to their underground bins as part of its Smart City initiatives, reducing collection costs and improving waste collection processes.
A new e-waste processing and training facility at Bendigo’s Radius Environmental Services will provide meaningful employment opportunities for people living with a disability. Radius Environmental Services is a social enterprise that specialises in sustainable waste management and provides training and employment opportunities for people living with a disability.
Small businesses account for nearly half of private sector employment in Australia. Energy Cut, a joint initiative between not-for-profit positive-change organisation Do Something and the Council of Small Business Australia (COSBOA), helps these businesses make informed choices in order to save on energy costs. It aims to help these businesses benefit through lower energy costs and wider productivity gains, improving their overall competitiveness and boosting continued growth.
A new standard for refrigerants from Good Environmental Choice Australia (GECA) has been released and is accepting applications for certification.
A vegetable patch in the heart of the city, worm farm tours, and bicycle rides are among a series of unique events encouraging Melburnians to live a greener life as part of the Sustainable Living Festival. The event runs from 7 February to 1 March 2015.
How environmental attitudes and occupant expectations influence thermal comfort and occupant satisfaction within green buildings is explained by Dr Max Deuble, green building, sustainability and energy efficiency expert.
The Green Building Council of Australia’s (GBCA) Green Star rating saw a 43 percent increase in certifications in the last year, with 150 projects during 2014 compared to 105 in 2013. The increase is evident of the property and construction industry’s continuous shift towards sustainability.
171 Collins Street is the first premium building and the second largest Victorian building to receive the 6 Star Green Star – Office As Built v2 certified rating by the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA).
Greenhouse gases like methane and nitrous oxide, which are emitted in large quantities by agriculture, landfills, mines, refineries, power plants and factories, result in significant damage to the environment.
In an attempt to lead the way to meet the city’s goal of zero net emissions by 2020, the City of Melbourne has established a group of large energy users, who are interested in testing a new approach to drive investment in renewable energy.
This is the National Recycling Week (10-16 November) in Australia and it is an appropriate time for everyone to ponder over the impact (or the lack of it thereof) of recycling technological equipment.
The efforts of many members of the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) have been recognised at the 2014 Green Globe Awards – an event celebrating environmental excellence, leadership and innovation in New South Wales.
The Biofuels Association of Australia’s (BAA) annual conference entitled ‘A New Energy for Biofuels’ is aimed to provide a forum for education and debate on biofuels. The conference will be held in Sydney on 31 October 2014.