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Counting down to the 2016 Smart Lighting Summit

01 September, 2016

The 2016 edition of the annual Australian Smart Lighting Summit convenes in Melbourne next week from 6–7 September. This year's event will discuss smart lighting, smart cities and the Internet of Things.

Energy rating tool for apartments announced

25 August, 2016

The federal and state governments have announced funding for a new rating tool for apartment buildings that will drive sustainability upgrades, resulting in greenhouse gas reductions and bill savings.

Sydney apartment buildings invited to go green

24 August, 2016

The City of Sydney is inviting 20 high-rise apartment buildings to join Smart Green Apartments — a free program that is intended to reduce emissions and slash utility bills.

Mayoral candidate Christine Forster announces plans for a sustainable Sydney

24 August, 2016

Liberal councillor Christine Forster, who is running against Clover Moore as mayor of the City of Sydney, has announced a suite of policies to help residents better contribute to a sustainable city.

Building digital futures at Australian Utility Week

08 August, 2016

Australian Utility Week 2016 is a large-scale expo dedicated to the theme 'Building digital futures'.

CSIRO ordered to backflip on climate science

04 August, 2016 by Lauren Davis

Greg Hunt has demanded that CSIRO restore its focus on climate science, less than six months after the organisation announced a number of job cuts in the area.

Collective action required to achieve Sustainable Development Goals

01 August, 2016

Unilever's 'Mobilising Collective Action' panel event brought together leading experts to discuss practical ideas and actions that will enable Australia to achieve the UN's Sustainable Development Goals.

Monash launches Resources Engineering program

29 July, 2016

Monash University's Faculty of Engineering has announced its new Resources Engineering program, designed with the needs of the resources industry in mind.

Financing options for climate change programs in cities

20 July, 2016

The report 'New Perspectives on Climate Finance for Cities' provides insights on potential financing options for climate change programs and projects in cities, the lead times and steps required to access different types of climate finance and the lessons learned from cities around the globe.

Has your food business tapped into grants?

19 July, 2016

The importance of the food industry to Australia's economic future is being recognised in the grant space, with a number of grant opportunities at both the federal and state level on offer.

Collaboration IS key

18 July, 2016 by Antony Sprigg*

The IS rating scheme articulates the themes, categories, credits and benchmarks that the infrastructure industry has embraced as the vernacular of sustainability over the last four years.

Sustainability standards for temporary site accommodation

15 July, 2016

The Responsible Construction Leadership Group and the Australian Constructors Association's Sustainability Working Group recently brought key construction players, site shed manufacturers and the NSW Government together to discuss adopting industry-wide sustainability standards for temporary site accommodation.

Call for sustainable innovation at Think Tank Asia 2

14 July, 2016

Veolia Water Technologies this week held its Think Tank Asia 2 seminar at ESSEC Business School's Asia–Pacific campus in Singapore.

New measures to increase building and appliance efficiency

29 June, 2016

Minister for Resources, Energy and Northern Australia Josh Frydenberg has announced a series of measures intended to save Australian households and businesses energy, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and lowering energy bills by increasing building and appliance energy efficiency.

Sustainable Brands attracting attention in Sydney

28 June, 2016

On the first day (27 June 2016) of the inaugural Sustainable Brands conference, local and international thought leaders discussed how Australia can be part of a sustainable world, creating business models that deliver both purpose and profit.

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