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Businesses urged to prepare for, and adapt to, climate change

06 March, 2015

Business experts Dr Martina Linnenluecke and Professor Andrew Griffiths claim that companies are failing to develop the resilience they will need to cope with climate change.

Proposed ASTM guide for exploring green chemical alternatives

25 February, 2015

ASTM International has proposed a standard to help companies analyse alternative chemical use throughout the life cycle of their products - a practice which has become increasingly common across many industries.

Average environmental salaries declining, says safesearch

05 February, 2015

Health, safety and environment (HSE) recruitment company safesearch has released the results of its annual remuneration survey, answered by 1200 HSE individuals across 133 companies. The survey revealed there has been an average salary decrease of 4.8% across all environmental roles other than GM/head of level.

UTS Business School building inspired by a treehouse

03 February, 2015

The University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) has opened the Dr Chau Chak Wing Building - a 14-storey engineering innovation and the new home of the UTS Business School.

ASBEC appoints Ken Maher as president

03 February, 2015

The Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council has appointed Ken Maher - Professor of Practice in the Faculty of Built Environment at the University of NSW - as its new president.

Emerson top 5 measurements in energy management

01 January, 2015

Emerson consulting services, together with Rosemount instrumentation, are designed to help process plant operators determine more effective energy measurement and monitoring solutions to initiate savings and eliminate waste.

Manufacturers use asset optimisation to extract value

09 December, 2014

Aurecon's head of asset management, Clive Ross, says manufacturers can enhance their success by creating a proactive asset management culture and taking a more sophisticated approach to maintenance that optimises asset performance and value.

Emerson opens two new centres in Singapore

25 November, 2014

Emerson Process Management has opened two new facilities in Singapore - the Pervasive Sensing Center of Excellence and an analytical technologies manufacturing and integration centre.

Australians want better transport and more energy-efficient buildings, says survey

10 November, 2014

A study by Autodesk has found that Australians want the cities of the future to feature improved transportation systems, buildings with greater energy efficiency and more green public spaces.

Australian Energy Storage Alliance launches

23 October, 2014

The Australian Energy Storage Alliance (AES Alliance), launched last week, will connect industry experts, companies and government to collaborate in the expanding and important area of energy storage.

National framework for remediating contaminated sites

21 October, 2014

A new national framework for remediating contaminated sites will help identify the best ways to clean up Australia's polluted land. The framework has been developed by CRC CARE, state and federal governments, environmental authorities and clean-up industries.

Australia ranks poorly in Global Green Economy Index

21 October, 2014 by Lauren Davis

US consultancy Dual Citizen has released The Global Green Economy Index (GGEI) - a measurement of the green economic performance of 60 countries. The report found that perceptions of Australia's green economic performance dramatically exceed its actual performance.

Tenix sold to Downer for $300 million

20 October, 2014

Engineering and infrastructure services provider Downer has acquired all the shares in Tenix for $300 million on a cash and debt-free basis.

National tour to help increase urban green spaces

10 October, 2014

A national tour to tackle Australia's decline in urban green space will begin next week, kicking off in Adelaide on 14 October before heading to other major cities around the country.

ASX focuses on sustainability risk and disclosure

30 September, 2014

With more and more regulators around the world demanding companies disclose their key environmental, social and economic risks, it is becoming increasing clear that sustainability should be an integral part of any company's core business strategy.

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