DR MIREK PIECHOWSKI from Meinhardt Australia reveals how an improved investment outcome can be achieved when embarking on a sustainable refurbishment.
THOMAS WITTERSEH from the Danish Technological Institute shares what needs to be taken into consideration to ensure fitouts do not negatively affect building occupants’ health.
A store’s newly installed LED lighting is expected to shave more than 22 percent off its annual electricity bill and reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by over 105 tonnes a year.
New South Wales Health has released three new documents relating to cleaning that include KPIs for measuring performance and sample audit scoresheets.
An advanced facade cleaning system has been introduced to Perth.
NINA JAMES from the New South Wales executive committee for Green Roofs Australasia discusses the incentives for green roofs and how the disincentives can be surmounted.
Good Environmental Choice Australia (GECA) has launched a new cleaning products standard that will replace GECA 17-2007 Cleaning Products, GECA 17-2012.
A new rating tool to assess the interior fitout of any building type has been launched by the Green Building Council of Australia.
Interface, which presented at Total Facilities 2012 on the subject, explains how to distinguish reliable green claims from fake ones and how to get a better understanding of the real environmental impacts.
Fresh Green Clean’s BRIDGET GARDNER uncovers how ISS achieved staff support for green cleaning.
A Massachusetts-based research university study reveals the most sustainable way to completely dry hands.
Commercial cleaning consultant, BRIAN CLARK questions the long-term cost of operation and environmental impact of top loading versus front load washers, and shares what criteria to consider when choosing washing machines for communal laundries.
Frost and Sullivan’s NELLY APPELHANZ provides an overview of the current Australian facilities management market for government facilities and the opportunities and challenges it brings.
The City of Sydney is on a green crusade. One policy in development will encourage roof gardens, which can reduce the energy required for aircon by about 30 percent. Another may see investment in sustainably-designed property become more profitable.
Energy Action’s Customer Insights Survey has revealed what companies think about energy usage and the carbon tax. EDWARD HANNA of Energy Action delves into the survey’s results and shares the insights gained.