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Cool roofing the key to a cool future, research says

27 June, 2022

Analysis from the University of New South Wales has found that if cool roofing technology is widely applied that energy cost and temperatures could be reduced.

'Organic' rechargeable battery on the horizon

29 April, 2022

Scientists are a step closer to developing more sustainable batteries that could help to reduce reliance on lithium and cobalt.

ISC to progress new agendas through member coalitions

09 March, 2022

The Infrastructure Sustainability Council's CEO, Ainsley Simpson, has challenged the infrastructure industry to come together around a "shared vision".

IPCC report outlines dramatic escalation of climate crisis

03 March, 2022

As the IPCC's Sixth Assessment Report is released, the details are reflected in real time close to home with unprecedented rainfall and flooding taking place in Qld and NSW.

National approach needed to measure circularity: report

18 February, 2022

Consistent data is required across all levels of government to support Australia’s transition to a circular economy, according to new research.

APCO launches new reusable packaging resource

11 February, 2022

APCO has published a new resource which outlines the importance of reuse and how businesses and users can benefit from reusable packaging models.

Research collaboration to develop green hydrogen storage solution

08 December, 2021

The Innovative Manufacturing Cooperative Research Centre (IMCRC), Rux Energy and the University of Sydney have teamed up to develop dispatchable hydrogen gas (H2) tanks.

Smart windows block up to 70% heat, without blocking views

11 November, 2021

New energy-saving material, developed by researchers from the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore), helps control heat transmission without blocking views.

Businesses are cashing in on sustainability, according to new survey

08 November, 2021

The research conducted by Schneider Electric shows that the majority (63%) of businesses believe that sustainable transformation provides a competitive edge.

A concrete solution to reduce construction industry emissions

11 October, 2021

A concrete solution made from waste concrete and carbon dioxide from the air or industrial exhaust gases shows promise as a future construction material.

Beamex CENTRiCAL calibration test bench

01 October, 2021

The Beamex CENTRiCAL is designed to provide a better way to perform calibrations in a workshop.

End-to-end traceability journey at Danone

01 October, 2021 by Marilidia Clotteau, Schneider Electric

The end-to-end traceability journey started four years ago at Danone Specialized Nutrition in startup mode with a small team.

Team tunes perovskite solar cells to boost performance

16 June, 2021

The research team was able to control the presence of certain types of crystal defects by tuning the chemical composition of the perovskite films.

Hunter Valley marked out for sustainable city

19 May, 2021

A former mining district in NSW's Hunter Economic Zone will be transformed into what is reported to be Australia's healthiest and most sustainable city.

Resource and energy recovery investment to deliver triple impact

12 May, 2021

A CEFC report has examined the investment and employment benefits of strengthening the recycling, organics, bioenergy and thermal-energy-from-waste sectors.

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