Sustainability > Energy

Atlas Copco AQ 15-30 VSD oil-free compressor

21 September, 2015

Atlas Copco's AQ 15-30VSD water-injected screw compressor, available in water-cooled and air-cooled versions, is designed to meet users' needs for pure, oil-free air while offering high-pressure capability and improved energy efficiency.

How much cost does a capacity system really save?

18 September, 2015

Many utilities employ penalty rates for low electrical system efficiency. A common resolution to this situation is to install a capacitor system. How much energy and how much cost can a capacitor system actually save?

Energy costs hit low-income households hardest

25 August, 2015

Research has found that over the past two decades (1993–2012), low-income households and those caught in the housing affordability trap felt the brunt of energy costs. Higher income households were meanwhile unaffected, as income rose above inflation and in line with prices.

The essentials of building automation

21 May, 2015

There are few markets as fast paced or lucrative as the technology market, particularly in the context of building automation solutions.

Creating a sustainable future for Australia's buildings

22 January, 2015 by Cara Ryan

Across Australia and the globe, buildings account for up to 40% of energy. Cara Ryan from the EcoBuildings Division of Schneider Electric comments on how she believes we can create greater efficiencies in our existing buildings throughout 2015 and beyond.

Engineers Australia releases energy security report

04 December, 2014

Engineers Australia released the report 'Energy Security for Australia' today at Parliament House. The report draws attention to Australia's current energy security flaws and maps out a pathway to a stronger energy future.

Thin clients: a sustainable alternative to PCs

27 November, 2014 by Marc Doehnert, ANZ Business Development Manager, IGEL Technology

Thin clients are designed to provide a smaller, cheaper and more energy-efficient desktop computing alternative to traditional PCs, explains Marc Doehnert, ANZ Business Development Manager, IGEL Technology.

Bridging the gap between distributors and customer

15 September, 2014 by Matt Gleeson, Oracle Utilities Regional Vice President at Oracle APAC

Recent developments in the utilities industry have made one thing very clear: for energy companies, doing business the way they have until now no longer represents a sustainable course of action.

What does green retrofitting mean for you?

04 September, 2014

The new trend for designing sustainable, energy-efficient buildings has taken a further step: green retrofitting of existing corporate properties.

Asteron Centre earns 5.5 Star energy rating

31 July, 2014

Wellington's Asteron Centre - the city's largest single office building - has earned a 5.5 Star base building energy rating from NABERSNZ after reducing its base building energy use annually to 46 kWh/m2.

Food manufacturer improves sustainability with biogas recovery

30 July, 2014

Food manufacturing specialist Wiley has designed and constructed an innovative biogas and water treatment plant for JBS Australia. The innovation has resulted in improved sustainability and a reduced carbon footprint for the meat processing company.

Water sector working with industry

23 July, 2014

Degrémont, a subsidiary of water and waste management company Suez Environnement, has just signed a contract with Delta Electricity to operate and maintain the water reclamation plant at Vales Point Power Station in New South Wales. Sustainability Matters talks to Stuart Gowans, General Manager - Business Development at Degrémont, to find out more about the company's expansion into the industrial sector in Australia.

Developing urban efficiency through collaboration

14 July, 2014 by Joe Craparotta Vice President - Energy Business*

City dwellers make up more than 50% of the world's population. Current urbanisation trends show that in the next 40 years, 70% of all people on the planet will be living in cities.

LEDs set to improve sustainability of Australia's street lighting

02 June, 2014 by Bryan Douglas, CEO, Lighting Council Australia

Because of their longevity, controllability and above all efficiency, LEDs are now an attractive substitute for conventional mercury vapour, high-pressure sodium, metal halide and linear and compact fluorescent technologies used in minor roads and other public spaces. A further major environmental advantage is that LEDs do not contain the toxic substance mercury.

Lighting technology - opening the new frontier

14 May, 2014 by Erik Zimmerman, Littil Pty Ltd

Throughout history, the advent of new technologies and discoveries has exerted a huge and ever more rapid impact on the way we live. Equally significant has been advances in lighting due to the development of high-efficiency light emitting diodes (LEDs), lasers and new light-conducting materials, which can miniaturise the form and transmission of light.

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