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RIB Software iTWOcx iPhone and iPad app

03 October, 2013

RIB Software, a provider of 5D end-to-end solutions for the construction and project-centric industries, has announced the availability of its iTWO Collaboration Exchange (iTWOcx) solution as an app for the iPhone and iPad.

Sell your unwanted building materials and help the environment

20 September, 2013

Western Sydney builder Neil Turrell has created an online marketplace that is changing the way in which Australians purchase, sell and dispose of unwanted building products. The BuildBITS app and online market allows people to sell excess building products that would typically be thrown in skip bins and contribute to landfill.

Xylem named to Dow Jones Sustainability Indices once again

19 September, 2013

Global water technology company Xylem has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index and the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index for the second year in a row, in recognition of its ongoing sustainability initiatives.

What industrial customers want from the waste management industry

17 September, 2013

Business consulting firm Frost & Sullivan has completed the study 'Voice of Customer' on the Australian industrial waste management industry. Its findings are based on in-depth interviews with a sample of environmental managers and directors, as well as operations managers at industrial companies across the country.

Report reveals the business case for green building

11 September, 2013

The World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) has published The Business Case for Green Building - a comprehensive report into the economic worth of sustainable building.

Do sustainable suburbs create happy and healthy residents?

10 September, 2013

Researchers at the University of Canberra are investigating if sustainable suburbs that care for the environment are making people healthier and happier as well. Using the suburb of Crace as a case study, they will assess whether the design of suburbs can have long-term benefits for the health and wellbeing of their residents.

SKM and Jacobs engineering companies to merge

09 September, 2013

Sinclair Knight Mertz (SKM) and Jacobs Engineering announced today that they have signed an agreement to merge their companies, with Jacobs acquiring SKM. The SKM board of directors believes the merger proposal is in the best interests of SKM shareholders.

Social and environmental risks climb the corporate ladder

28 August, 2013

Proposed changes to the Governance Principles and Recommendations applicable to Australian listed companies have been welcomed by sustainability advisory firm Net Balance.

Enablon to help Orica achieve sustainability initiatives

28 August, 2013

Orica has selected sustainability software provider Enablon to manage its safety, health, environment, community (SHEC) and sustainability initiatives worldwide.

Reshaping office space for connectivity, flexibility and sustainability

21 August, 2013 by Lauren Davis

The traditional office space is being reshaped, with the intention of combating rising rental costs and providing employees with more flexibility all at the same time. The new style of workplace can be seen in the Sydney office of CBRE at 363 George Street, which is moving to a new way of working.

The Corporate Environmental & Sustainability Governance Survey for 2013

19 August, 2013

Independent standards company BSI incorporating NCSI has released its second biannual industry survey looking at current Australian corporate practices concerning environmental sustainability and climate change.

Lend Lease appoints group head of sustainability

16 August, 2013

Lend Lease has announced the appointment of Geoff Dutaillis to the role of group head of sustainability. Commencing in September, he will report to Group COO Dan Labbad.

Sydney Water seeking energy savings

13 August, 2013

Identifying ways to reduce energy usage takes on added importance when you’re consuming almost 1% of New South Wales’ total electricity demand each year. That’s the challenge facing Sydney Water amid the unprecedented transformation of Australia’s energy sector over the past decade.

Consider the sustainability of assets up front with 5D modelling

03 August, 2013 by Paul Butterworth, CEO Australia and New Zealand, RIB Software

Construction companies that don’t consider the sustainability of assets in the original design phase of projects are missing out on a key piece of information that could significantly reduce costs and increase profits while increasing the sustainability of building practices and the buildings themselves.

White paper links tangible sustainability goals with business performance

01 August, 2013

Consulting, design, construction and operations firm CH2M Hill has released the white paper ‘Sustainability Goals that Make an Impact’. The study focuses on the link between sustainability goal-setting, environmental and financial performance and stakeholder recognition, making the case for more tangible goals.

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