Sustainability

City of Sydney addresses energy efficiency, problem polystyrene

17 July, 2018 by

Buildings across Sydney are set to undergo sustainability performance ratings and assessments, while UTS will look at recycling and re-using polystyrene.


All-Energy Australia celebrates its 10th anniversary

16 July, 2018 by

All-Energy Australia is expected to hold its biggest event ever as it celebrates its 10th anniversary from 3–4 October at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.


Could you run a zero-waste restaurant?

16 July, 2018 by

Finland's Restaurant Nolla has been making waves since it was opened earlier this year by chefs Luka Balac, Carlos Henriques and Albert Franch Sunyer.


MRI for mining set to reduce copper waste

13 July, 2018 by | Supplied by: CSIRO Head Office

Copper miners now have the opportunity to slash their energy and water use for every tonne of the metal produced, thanks to the development of an ore sorting analyser by CSIRO.


Sustainability drives small business success, says survey

09 July, 2018 by

There is a growing demand from Australian consumers for sustainable and ethical business practices — and businesses are happy to comply.


GBCA Director elected Vice-Chair of World Green Building Council board

06 July, 2018 by

Tanya Cox was elected for her leadership in the green building movement and dedication to improving the sustainability of buildings.


Lighting and solar upgrade for Burnside Hospital

06 July, 2018 by | Supplied by: Verdia

A major solar and energy-efficient lighting upgrade at Adelaide's Burnside Hospital is expected to save more than $2.5 million over the next 20 years.


Australia's buildings must be ready for a zero carbon future

03 July, 2018 by

Setting stronger energy standards in the National Construction Code could, between now and 2050, reduce energy bills by up to $27 billion and deliver at least 78 million tonnes of emissions savings.


Victorian Govt announces plastic bag ban, recycling plan

03 July, 2018 by

The Victorian Government will ban single-use, lightweight plastic shopping bags from late 2019 in an effort to help protect the environment from plastic pollution.


National Energy Efficiency Conference: registrations, award nominations open

02 July, 2018 by

The National Energy Efficiency Conference will take place from 19–20 November at the Sofitel Sydney Wentworth.


Winners announced for 2018 Intersolar AWARD

29 June, 2018 by

This year, the award was presented to ABB, Hanwha Q CELLS and Krinner Solar.


A carbon-positive roadmap for Australia's built environment

29 June, 2018 by

'A Carbon Positive Roadmap for the built environment' establishes the steps required for buildings and fit-outs to achieve net zero emissions by 2050.


We've banned the bag, but what about plastic bottles?

29 June, 2018 by Mark Fenton, Managing Director | Supplied by: Sodastream Australia

A staggering one million single-use plastic bottles are purchased around the world every minute — that's about 20,000 bottles each second.


Partnership to promote sustainable Olympic Games

28 June, 2018 by

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and C40 Cities have committed to partner on climate transition by working towards a sustainable Olympic Games.


Push to ban single-use plastic bags within five years

28 June, 2018 by Lauren Davis

A Senate inquiry into waste and recycling in Australia has called for drastic measures to manage a struggling industry.


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