Growing the property industry through green building


As a landmark report and campaign underscores the significance of Australia’s property industry to jobs and economic prosperity, the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) calls on governments to grow the property industry through green building. 

Start-up aims to make local power services more reliable


Richard McIndoe, former CEO of energy giant Energy Australia has launched a start-up that looks set to shake-up the energy industry and help customers save money. In a bid to help businesses lower their electricity bills and reduce carbon emissions, McIndoe’s new venture – Edge Electrons – has partnered with Flex, the leading sketch-to-scale solutions company that designs and builds intelligent products for a connected world.

New trend: HR outsourcing in Australian facilities


Traditionally, outsourced talent and management services have been the domain of larger enterprises and corporate entities. Among smaller and medium-sized companies, which of course includes many facilities around the country, hiring and managing a workforce generally falls to each departmental head.

Hard facts supporting the need for upskilling in safety


Why upskill in workplace safety skills? With 188 deaths  at work in 2014 at work and the average lost time for someone with a work related injury or illness being 5.4 weeks, there is certainly plenty of room for improvement within our workplaces and the need for more people to be trained as Workplace Health and Safety specialists.

What goes around, comes around in sustainability


The Circular Economy is a growing movement in business around the world; the concept is based on rethinking the current ‘take, make, dispose’ model where resources are used then sent to landfill. By recycling, repurposing or reusing instead, resources can be saved, and costs and energy reduced.

US LEED-rated buildings may still be energy hogs


A recent report by the US Green Building Council shows that more and more large buildings are earning LEED certification. LEED—which stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design—is a suite of architectural metrics for things like energy and water conservation. These days, it’s the most common standard for designating a building as being environmentally friendly.

Data security in the age of the mobile office


The rise of mobility has presented businesses with new opportunities and new threats. While work can now be done from anywhere in the world, the security of sensitive data is at risk. Organisations must take measures to protect business information on mobile devices.