Sustainability

Award-winning warehouse reduces energy use by over 50%

14 December, 2017 by

Toll Group has been recognised at the National Energy Efficiency Awards 2017, taking out the award for Best Industrial Energy Efficiency Project for its recently upgraded Toll–Nike facility.


Plug and play on the way for renewable connections, says Energy Networks Australia

14 December, 2017 by

Energy Networks Australia is developing a new suite of guidelines with a focus on a more consumer-friendly approach to connect renewables to the grid.


Energy-tracking blockchain projects win Future Cities Hackathon

11 December, 2017 by

The second annual Future Cities Hackathon has been won by two teams, both of whom have utilised blockchain technology to reward energy efficiency among Australian households and businesses.


France tops Food Sustainability Index yet again

08 December, 2017 by

The Food Sustainability Index (FSI) 2017 has been released, ranking 34 countries according to their food system sustainability.


ICC in the spotlight at ARBS 2018

06 December, 2017 by

The future of the built environment will be on show at ARBS 2018, Australia's international air-conditioning, refrigeration and building services trade exhibition.


Water technology could combat Western Sydney heatwaves

04 December, 2017 by

Could a fountain save a life? New research has found that installing more water features — including public fountains, ponds and mist — in Western Sydney could reduce the mortality rate during heatwaves by almost 50%.


Wilmar links loan to sustainability performance

01 December, 2017 by

Palm oil producer Wilmar International has partnered with ING to convert a portion of its existing revolving credit facility of US$150 million with the bank into a sustainability performance-linked loan.


NZ Post takes the crown at NZI Sustainable Business Network Awards

01 December, 2017 by

The winners of the NZI Sustainable Business Network Awards 2017 have been announced, after the judges had the difficult task of narrowing down the highest number of entries ever received in the competition's 15-year history.


Winners announced for WWF-New Zealand 2017 Conservation Innovation Awards

30 November, 2017 by

The winners of WWF-New Zealand's 2017 Conservation Innovation Awards have been announced, with three innovative ideas eventually selected out of a record-breaking 47 entries and 35 finalists.


Sustainability researchers among 2017 CSIRO Awards recipients

29 November, 2017 by Lauren Davis

Australian sustainability researchers are among the winners of the 2017 CSIRO Awards, presented at the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra.


Dairy Tomorrow — NZ dairy sector launches new strategic vision

27 November, 2017 by

New Zealand's dairy sector has launched its 'Dairy Tomorrow' strategy, which is intended to lead to a longer term conversation about what New Zealand's future farm and food systems could look like.


Urban SOS 2017 finalists redefine the 'hour city'

21 November, 2017 by | Supplied by: Aecom Australia Pty Ltd

Urban SOS 2017: hOUR City is a global student ideas competition that challenged multidisciplinary teams to connect more people in regions around the world to the opportunities found in contemporary cities.


Australian Energy Storage Conference heads to Adelaide

17 November, 2017 by | Supplied by: Exhibitions & Trade Fairs Pty Ltd

The Australian Energy Storage Conference and Exhibition is heading to Adelaide in 2018.


First round of Smart Cities and Suburbs grants allocated

17 November, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling and Lauren Davis

Assistant Minister for Cities and Digital Transformation Angus Taylor has announced the recipients of the first grants under the federal Smart Cities and Suburbs program, awarding $28.5 million to 52 projects across Australia.


Circular economy conference kicks off this week

15 November, 2017 by

A conference focused on the circular economy is being held in Adelaide's Tonsley Innovation District, bringing together business, government and academia to collectively work towards a more sustainable and circular economy for South Australia and the country more broadly.


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