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Steel Stewardship Forum website launch

20 January, 2012

The Steel Stewardship Forum has been established to bring together all of the participants in the Australian steel supply chain with a view to achieving sustainability improvements across the whole chain. The launch of the Forum’s website has been seen as an important step in communicating information on the Forum and the progress it is making.

New AGIC Chair appointed

09 December, 2011

Arup Global Planning Leader David Singleton has been appointed the new Chairman of the Australian Green Infrastructure Council (AGIC).

New industry definitions for low-energy and zero-carbon homes

16 November, 2011

New industry definitions will deliver a common language for low-energy and zero-carbon homes.

Shipping industry addresses sustainability

03 November, 2011

A wide-ranging vision for the future sustainability of international shipping has been presented by a coalition of global companies and NGOs.

Online Energy University aids energy-efficiency skills

18 October, 2011

The energy management company Schneider Electric is encouraging Australians to sign up to its free, e-learning online Energy University to learn about the latest energy-efficient solutions and energy-management practices to help save money, reduce emissions and increase business efficiency.

Transforming a thirsty, power-hungry business

12 October, 2011

In an industry known for its voracious use of water and power, Edstein Creative Stone is showing how eco-friendly manufacturing practices respect our environment and save money.

Australian industry voices to be heard on clean technology programs

26 September, 2011

Australian business and industry have been asked to have their say on the Australian Government's Clean Technology programs.

New resource showcases Australia's green building expertise

26 September, 2011

A resource has been launched to promote Australia's green building capabilities.

Green collar skills to be boosted by new agreement

06 September, 2011

The Green Building Council of Australia and Australian Institute of Architects have signed a memorandum of understanding that will boost the construction industry’s green collar skills.

NABERS environmental ratings for buildings extended to six stars

23 August, 2011

Australian buildings are becoming so much more efficient that the NABERS rating scale is being extended from 5 to 6 stars.

Environmental sustainability boost for Victorian dairy industry

11 August, 2011

An agreement signed between EPA Victoria and Fonterra, an international dairy company, will seek to drive better environmental outcomes for the Victorian dairy industry.

Grundfos Pumps’ commercial building services web portal

10 August, 2011

Grundfos Pumps’ Grundfos Thinking Building Universe centralised portal has been launched for commercial building services professionals to access a range of information.

Carbon-neutral home to be built

08 August, 2011

The SA State Government’s Land Management Corporation (LMC) and its partner in the ‘Zero Carbon Challenge’ competition, the Integrated Design Commission (IDC), have issued an expression of interest that invites professional teams with expertise in architecture, structural engineering, construction costing, building services, water-sensitive urban design, sustainability and industrial design to register their interest in building a carbon-neutral home.

Less power more profit for restaurants

27 July, 2011

Kingsley’s Steakhouse & Crabhouse in Woolloomooloo and Chophouse in Sydney CBD both signed up to GreenChef - an energy-efficiency program run by the Green Skills (Aust) Institute. The pilot program, funded by the NSW Government’s Energy Efficiency Training Program, was designed to see how changing behaviour and practices in restaurants would save power - and money. In just seven months, Chophouse reduced its total energy consumption by 14% and Kingsley’s was reduced by 5%.

Future Focus for Local Government New Zealand annual conference

06 July, 2011

The future is the focus of the Local Government New Zealand annual conference at the Wellington Convention Centre from 11-12 July.

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