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.
Library at The Dock is a revolutionary addition to Melbourne’s skyline, setting new environmental benchmarks for future developments and acting as a centrepoint for the Docklands neighbourhood.
Patrons at this year’s Splendour in the Grass event near Bryon Bay will be the first to experience a new state-of-the-art, waterless and low-odour composting toilet.
From 1 July, businesses will be hit with an 11.5 to 14.3 percent increase on power bills due to the rise in regulated electricity tariffs. Queensland Watt Savers is a free energy efficiency program created to help small to medium enterprises (SMEs) and community organisations in south-east Queensland reduce their energy use.
A technical advance based on an edible salt could revolutionalise solar power.
The conclusions of a new meta-analysis of the systemic pesticides neonicotinoids and fipronil (neonics) – the most widely used pesticides in the world – confirm that they are causing significant damage to a wide range of beneficial invertebrate species and are a key factor in the decline of bees.
The 2015 Milan Expo will include a pavilion with an air-cleaning façade designed by Rome-based architectural practice Nemesi & Partners.
The City of Melbourne has announced energy rebates of up to $3000 to help established apartment buildings reduce their energy emissions and power bills in common areas.
A new initiative aims to take 25 years of research into energy-saving that is currently buried in journals and papers and create tangible practical tools for the design and construction industries.
￼￼In a boost for those undertaking ‘green’ commercial property upgrades, $80 million in funding for Environmental Upgrade Agreements (EUAs) has been committed by The Australian Environmental Upgrade Fund (TAEUF).
Melbourne-based entrepreneurs Chris Duffield and Danny Bishop are looking to raise $5 million in capital to scale up their production of a wireless lighting control system based on a sensor device, smaller than the size of a matchbox, integrated into light fittings.
Facility managers at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey – the home of this weekend’s NFL Super Bowl XLVIII – are making sure the catering and associated activities are the greenest possible.