Sustainability > Energy

BOC signs $1 billion contract with Perdaman Chemicals & Fertilisers

03 March, 2011

BOC has announced that it has secured a long-term industrial gas supply contract to the value of an estimated one billion Australian dollars with Perdaman Chemicals & Fertilisers, which is planning to use clean energy technology to enrich the world’s crops with urea.

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01 March, 2011

Energy management standard for publication

01 March, 2011

ISO has announced a third quarter 2011 target for publication of its ISO 50001 International Standard for energy management. ISO 50001 will help organisations to improve their energy performance, increase energy efficiency and reduce climate change impacts.

Renewables programs key to effective climate response

25 February, 2011

Australia’s clean energy industry has welcomed the news of a price on greenhouse emissions from 2012, but warned that renewable energy programs will still be needed to deliver the cheapest transition to a de-carbonised economy.

Lighting the way for Queensland Rail with LEDs

31 January, 2011 by

Power usage is a major cost to business and lighting can be a surprisingly high contributor, especially for commercial or industrial sectors. However, new lighting technology innovation is bringing to market products and solutions that help customers meet pressing environmental challenges and increase energy efficiency.

Sustainable construction using building information modelling

31 January, 2011 by

As building growth intersects with environmental concerns and the rising cost of energy, architects and building engineers are turning to the Building Information Modelling (BIM) approach to building design. BIM enables architects and engineers to explore a project’s key physical and functional characteristics digitally before it is built, helping to deliver projects faster and more economically, while minimising environmental impact.

Mueller Accu-Therm plate heat exchanger

24 January, 2011 by

Mueller plate heat exchangers can be assembled to suit user requirements. Each exchanger is selected using software to match the specific performance requirements of individual applications. The units also incorporate an expandable design enabling an increase of heat transfer surface area without any changes to the unit footprint.

Green energy from chicken waste

24 January, 2011 by

Food processing and other organic waste streams are often high in energy potential and produced in significant quantities. Trade waste is an expense and green credentials are gaining importance in the eyes of the consumer.

Lighting upgrade at distribution centre

24 January, 2011

3M recently commissioned The Energy Efficient Lighting Company (EELCO) to replace the standard power-hungry high bay lights used throughout its Pemulwuy medical goods distribution centre.

Art gallery proving energy efficient

17 January, 2011

Christchurch Art Gallery has been reducing its energy costs and becoming more energy efficent, following the introduction of a steam humidifier and landfill gas, electricity and chilled water pipelines from the civic offices. From early 2011, chilled water and electrical power will be transported from the tri-generator on the roof of the civic building on Hereford Street directly to the art gallery.

Industry input sought on extending NABERS rating scale

25 November, 2010

Australian buildings are becoming so much more energy efficient; the NABERS program has opened up a discussion on extending its traditional five-star rating scale.

Combining technologies to solve organic waste problem

16 November, 2010

Consulting engineer and environmental solutions company SEMF is to provide the engineering and project management capability for the development of a processing plant capable of producing high-quality biological soil conditioner and renewable energy from abattoir waste.

Baseload power station opened in Queensland

10 November, 2010

Origin Energy (Origin) and the Queensland Premier Anna Bligh have opened the new Darling Downs Power Station which will play an important role in assisting Queensland maintain a secure, efficient and reliable electricity supply, while reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

New Green Star material calculators drive best practice

22 October, 2010

Three new material calculators will ensure the Green Star environmental rating tools remain at the leading edge of best practice, says the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA).

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