How Coles Katoomba has reduced its costs and environmental impact by implementing a new refrigeration system is revealed by BRENT HOARE of the Australian Refrigeration Association.
The revision of AS/NZS 1596, The storage and handling of LP gas has been released for public comment.
Statcom Systems’ TAD JUNG provides a comprehensive look into all the issues that need to be addressed in relation to fire safety in aged care facilities.
Automatic meter reading technology assists building owners and managers to monitor water usage patterns and individual consumption levels.
A new gas boosted solar water heater comprising a complete panel management (CPM) system.
A research centre for low carbon living that will establish the materials and infrastructure required to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 has been launched.
OLIVIER ALLARD from ADMS Technologies explains the singular perspective and the unique key performance indicators (KPIs) of a building owner, a property/facilities manager, a design engineer, a commissioning agent and a field technician.
ROBIN ARCHIBALD of UGL Services Beyond Green shares a simple, yet comprehensive carbon management framework that can be adopted to assist with managing carbon emissions.
A National Stadium Program is reducing Australia’s sporting facilities’ lighting costs. The Central Coast Youth Club at Niagara Park has cut its total site energy use by 28 percent through the program.
A cogeneration plant will provide reliable electricity and thermal energy for a major urban revitalisation initiative in Dandenong, Victoria.
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.
Investa Property Group has shifted to continuous reporting on the environmental performance of all buildings in its office portfolio. The company believes this new reporting approach better connects the daily activities of the facilities management team to the experience of its customers.
Environmental performance, efficiency, installation quality and running costs are key factors in selection of the most efficient and effective water-heating solution for multi-dwelling residential buildings. Consumption and wastage of water should also be part of the equation for determining the most suitable option.
It is claimed that this secure power distribution solution for hospital operating theatres delivers 99.9998 percent electric power availability.
A specially developed Green Star rating tool is enabling Melbourne’s Metropolitan Fire and Emergency Services Board (MFB) to gain Green Star certifications for new fire station developments.