Sustainability

Veena Sahajwalla awarded India's Jubilee Chair

23 February, 2017 by | Supplied by: UNSW Global - The University of New South Wales

Waste innovator Veena Sahajwalla has become the first woman to be awarded the prestigious Jubilee Professorship by the Indian Academy of Sciences.


Increased Green Star ratings at zero net cost

17 February, 2017 by | Supplied by: Edge Environment Pty Ltd

Edge Environment and Sustainable Future Group have announced a joint service offering that guarantees to improve the Green Star rating of a building at zero net cost, according to the companies.


CEO CookOff to fight hunger and homelessness

16 February, 2017 by | Supplied by: Wiley & Co Pty Ltd

Australia's top CEOs and chefs will be joining forces next month as part of OzHarvest's CEO CookOff, to be held in Sydney on 6 March.


Solar glass to power a self-sustaining greenhouse

13 February, 2017 by

Researchers from Edith Cowan University are building a 300 m2 greenhouse using transparent glass that can generate 50 W/m2 of surface area.


High-speed rail and other valuable infrastructure investments

10 February, 2017 by

The House of Representatives Standing Committee on Infrastructure, Transport and Cities has tabled its report 'Harnessing Value, Delivering Infrastructure'.


$1 million in Environmental Research grants now available

08 February, 2017 by | Supplied by: Office of Environment and Heritage NSW

The NSW Office of Environment & Heritage has announced that its 2017 Environmental Research grants program is now open for expressions of interest (EOIs), with a total of $1 million in funding available for this year.


NABERS to review its governance structure

06 February, 2017 by | Supplied by: NABERS

The NABERS program has launched a stakeholder consultation process to seek feedback on proposed changes to its governance framework.


Urban Living Lab puts city living under the spotlight

06 February, 2017 by

CSIRO has partnered with Celestino to establish the Urban Living Lab at the Sydney Science Park — a place where researchers, industry, government and communities can create, design and test innovative urban development concepts in the real world.


Our climate is changing — can the waste sector help?

03 February, 2017 by Mike Ritchie, Director | Supplied by: MRA Consulting Group

Despite clear and overwhelming evidence that our climate is changing right now, the appetite for action at a political level is diminishing.


Guidance document to support healthy and sustainable buildings

03 February, 2017 by

The Green Building Council of Australia and the International WELL Building Institute are working collaboratively to promote health and wellbeing in the design, construction and operations of buildings, fitouts and communities in Australia.


Energy efficiency retrofits to help vulnerable Victorians

02 February, 2017 by

The Victorian Government has announced a $6 million initiative to improve home energy efficiency and save money for those most in need.


Smart sensing network enables better environmental monitoring

02 February, 2017 by

The $950,000 NSW Smart Sensing Network brings together smart sensing expertise in academia, industry and government to develop a collaborative and innovative network that is expected to deliver economic and social benefits for NSW.


Waste Summit opens call for abstracts

01 February, 2017 by

A call for abstracts has been circulated for Waste Summit, a free-to-attend industry conference taking place in October this year.


Global challenge to extract water out of thin air

30 January, 2017 by

The Australian Government is partnering with XPRIZE and Tata Group to run the Water Abundance XPRIZE — an open challenge to use technology to improve affordable access to clean water in high-humidity areas where water is currently unavailable or inaccessible.


Smart Cities Council backs govt program but calls for expansion

30 January, 2017 by

Smart Cities Council Australia New Zealand (SCCANZ) has given its full backing to the Australian Government's Smart Cities and Suburbs Program, but claimed that additional support programs will strengthen the program's ability to shape the marketplace.


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