Sustainability > Energy

Energy efficiency for data centre

01 December, 2008

Rittal, provide of IT infrastructure technologies, has launched a cold aisle containment system which enables data centre managers to increase energy efficiency by optimising the operating temperature of their IT equipment.


End-suction pump

01 December, 2008

The Grundfos NBG/NKG end-suction pumps have energy-efficient motors that conform to the MEPS Standard. Optimised flow geometries of the impeller and pump casing have reduced the hydraulic friction and thus the amount of energy consumed.


Fuel-saving system

01 December, 2008

A fuel-saving system claimed to also cut engine wear and reduce environmental emissions from mobile and stationary diesel engines is being introduced to Australian industry by FuelSave.


CSIRO environmental sustainability grant awarded

06 November, 2008

CSIRO has awarded grants to teams of students in nine universities across three states, to educate and assist communities in making environmentally sustainable personal and business decisions.


Smarter air traffic to save fuel

06 August, 2008

Smarter air traffic control could save 500 kg of fuel and reduce airport noise by 35% for a typical Boeing 747 flight between Sydney and Melbourne ,according to a team of Canberra-based researchers.


Forum helps business go green

22 May, 2008

Companies in the printing, manufacturing and electroplating industries can learn how to cut waste and cut their costs, at a free forum hosted by the NSW Department of Environment and Climate Change.


Efficient use of compressed air

19 May, 2008 by Bill Blyth*

Compressed air is often the highest energy cost for many businesses, but unfortunately this resource is often seen as unlimited. It is therefore important that this valuable energy source be utilised efficiently, in all processes, at all times.


Green building seminar program introduced

09 May, 2008

Designbuild, a trade-only building and design exhibition, will include a Green Building Seminar program complementing its focus on sustainability and green building this year.


Energy-saving lighting

23 April, 2008

The Halogen Energy Saver is claimed to last on average twice as long as the incandescent light bulb and use up to 30% less electricity, which amounts to up to 36 kg of CO2 during the life of the light bulb.


NZIFST goes the extra mile on food sustainability

18 April, 2008

According to the organisers of the 2008 NZIFST conference which will be held in June in Rotorua, New Zealand, many people in the food industry are confused about what food sustainability means and how they can put it into practice.


Green IT hits the CIO radar

10 April, 2008

Adoption of eco-friendly computing is fast emerging as a priority for technology decision makers. A report by independent market analyst Datamonitor, 2008 Trends to Watch: Green IT, predicts a surge in CIO interest and vendor initiatives in the green IT space.


Print control software

25 February, 2008

A single office worker can print out up to 15,000 A4 sheets of paper a year. By a conservative estimate, a business of, say, 5000 people creates 65 t of CO2 through the paper they use each year.


Government grants for two renewable energy projects

17 January, 2008

The Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research, Senator Kim Carr, has announced more than $8 million in grants for two renewable energy projects from the Australian government’s Renewable Energy Development Initiative.


The case for healthy buildings

21 November, 2007

The Sustainable Built Environments 2007 conference will explore the latest theories on green buildings and sustainability, and how they are being put into practice.


Low energy high-rise survey launched

09 November, 2007

Investa Property Group and Stockland Corporation are working with the Warren Centre for Advanced Engineering at the University of Sydney to understand the barriers to achieving better energy performance for existing office buildings.


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