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$23m for the nation’s new national waste policy

12 May, 2010

Environment Protection Minister Peter Garrett says the government will invest $23 million over five years to deliver Australia’s new landmark National Waste Policy.

Goodbye big tin sheds of yesterday

05 May, 2010

GBCA has launched a new Green Star rating tool for industrial facilities to support the sustainable planning, design and construction of high-performance industrial buildings.

Green Jobs plan a welcome investment for our future

05 May, 2010

Environment Victoria has welcomed the state government’s Green Jobs Action Plan released by Premier Brumby.

Syngenta Connections program launches first project on water use efficiency in rice

05 May, 2010

Syngenta has launched its first Connections program aimed at helping rice growers in North India farm more sustainably by providing skills and tools to use water more efficiently.

Builders claim green win on jobs package

05 May, 2010

Victoria’s peak building industry body, the Master Builders Association, says the state government’s Jobs for the Future Economy package will help boost building workforce productivity and reduce housing costs for future Victorian homebuyers.

Green building at grassroots level with new local government task group

05 May, 2010

The Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) has established a new task group to encourage local councils to accelerate the green building agenda.

Climate change adaptation resource

28 April, 2010

Resilient and durable infrastructure is predicated on its designers and managers having a solid understanding of the conditions that it will face over its useful life, which is typically from 20 to over 100 years.

New Credit encourages best practice PVC production in Australia

20 April, 2010

A new Green Star PVC Credit has been introduced into all Green Star rating tools, following an extensive 18-month review.

Fifth Eco Expo Asia to take place in November

20 April, 2010

'Business Solutions to Climate Change' will be the theme of Eco Expo Asia 2010 International Trade Fair on environmental protection, which will take place 3-6 November at AsiaWorld-Expo, Hong Kong.

Hybrid cars heralded as the decade’s top global engineering feat

15 April, 2010

Australians have identified hybrid cars as the most important global engineering feat of the last decade.

Council climate change alliance to transform Melbourne's northern suburbs

13 April, 2010

A local government alliance across Melbourne’s northern suburbs has launched a strategic blueprint - the first of its kind in Australia - for cutting greenhouse gas emissions by 25% by 2020.

The link between sustainability and business performance

26 March, 2010 by David Trewin*, Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water NSW

There’s been an exciting shift in sustainability in the past five years - businesses have realised there’s no disconnect between good environmental management and business performance. We help these businesses integrate environmental and other business activities to reap productivity increases and reduced costs - all the while improving our sustainability.

First scheme recognised under new green star assessment framework

23 March, 2010

The Carpet Institute of Australia’s Environmental Certification Scheme (ECS) is the first to be recognised under the Green Building Council of Australia’s (GBCA’s) Assessment Framework for Product Certification Schemes.

$20,000 to encourage Australian university students’ innovation in broadband and environment

19 March, 2010

Alcatel-Lucent will again sponsor the Alcatel-Lucent Australia Broadband Challenge for the Sustainable Environment, alongside the Telecommunications Society of Australia.

Green Star - Communities to address sustainable urban planning challenges

15 March, 2010

The Australian government’s new State of Australian Cities 2010 report will support the property and construction sector’s drive to sustainability, says the nation’s leading green building group.

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