Sustainability

Solar-powered street lamp wins sustainability challenge

23 March, 2017 by

Engineering student Zheng Sibo has won Unitec Institute of Technology's latest sustainability challenge thanks to his design for a solar-powered street lamp.


Efficient pallet wrapper wins PIDA award

21 March, 2017 by | Supplied by: AAA Packaging Supplies

The award-winning Omni Pallet Wrapping Solution has the ability to reduce the amount of film used to wrap a pallet by over 50%.


Achieving business sustainability with a management systems approach, aligned to ISO 55000

21 March, 2017 by Farshad Ibrahimi, Executive Advisor & Service Line Leader, Asset Management, GHD Advisory, asset management, ISO 55000 | Supplied by: GHD Pty Ltd

Water utilities and other organisations with large asset portfolios are increasingly being asked to show regulators and stakeholders that they are delivering services in the most sustainable and efficient manner.


Crafting a community: Marrickville housing development gets underway

17 March, 2017 by Lauren Davis

Real estate group Mirvac has unveiled its hotly anticipated plans for Marrick & Co, a residential development set to be located in the heart of the Sydney's Inner West.


Embrace innovation at Ozwater'17

17 March, 2017 by | Supplied by: AWA

The Australian Water Association's international water conference and trade exhibition, Ozwater, will be held from 16–18 May at ICC Sydney.


Schneider Electric among the World's Most Ethical Companies

17 March, 2017 by | Supplied by: Schneider Electric

The Ethisphere Institute has published its list of the World's Most Ethical Companies for 2017, honouring companies that have not only demonstrated ethical leadership in their industries, but used ethical conduct as a profit driver and a competitive differentiator.


Melbourne's apartments are failing the heat stress test

16 March, 2017 by | Supplied by: University of Melbourne

If a heatwave hit Melbourne and the power blacked out, most of the city's apartment buildings would simply bake as air conditioners failed and indoor temperatures exceeded international health standards.


Deadline extended for Water Abundance XPRIZE

16 March, 2017 by

Tata Group, Australian Aid and XPRIZE are encouraging Australian innovators to enter the Water Abundance XPRIZE — a US$1.75 million global competition to harvest fresh water from the atmosphere.


The lowdown on SA's power plan

15 March, 2017 by Lauren Davis

South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill has announced his plan for the state to take control of its energy future — a plan that has had Australia buzzing since its release.


TAFE NSW launches Environmental Management and Sustainability course

15 March, 2017 by | Supplied by: TAFE NSW

TAFE NSW has announced a brand new course: Certificate IV in Environmental Management and Sustainability.


Through the eagle's eye

15 March, 2017 by Khory Hancock (Environmental Scientist)

Khory Hancock takes a bird's-eye look at the environmental issues facing the world and explains what we can do.


New initiatives for the International WELL Building Institute

10 March, 2017 by

The CEO of the International WELL Building Institute has announced a raft of updates that will support Australian building owners looking to boost the sustainability of their assets while supporting the health of building occupants.


Public transport encouraged at Jaques apartment complex

09 March, 2017 by

Melbourne developer Riverlee Group is making environmentally sustainable transport easier for residents of its newly completed apartment complex, Jaques.


CEFC invests in AMP Capital property fund

09 March, 2017 by

The Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) has made a $100 million investment in the AMP Capital Wholesale Office Fund (AWOF), helping to accelerate the development of world-leading, energy-efficient commercial property portfolios in Australia.


ANZ now considers rising sea levels against home loans

08 March, 2017 by Lauren Davis

ANZ has begun examining the impact of sea level rise and other climate impacts on housing mortgage risk.


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