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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.

New Australian appointees for MWH Global’s transport business

25 July, 2013

MWH Global has announced two new appointments to its Australian transport business. Stephen Moore has been appointed transportation leader, Government and Infrastructure for New South Wales and Victoria; and Alex Iljin is business manager for infrastructure planning.

BuildBITS app and online market for unwanted building materials

16 July, 2013

The BuildBITS app and online market allows tradespeople, renovators, home owners and businesses to sell excess building products that would typically be thrown in skip bins and contribute to landfill.

Proposal for a National Infrastructure Plan

05 July, 2013

Infrastructure Australia has released its National Infrastructure Plan, the organisation’s latest report to the Council of Australian Governments (COAG).

Master plan to assess energy efficiency across Sydney

03 July, 2013

The City of Sydney has contracted energy experts pitt&sherry and Exergy Australia to calculate how many greenhouse gas emissions could be saved through city-wide energy efficiency measures in buildings.

Survey says businesses back climate action

01 July, 2013

A national survey report, released today, reveals that a large majority of businesses support a national reduction in carbon emissions, preferably through an emissions trading scheme.

ANZ signs lease agreement for Pembroke’s new 20 Martin Place

27 June, 2013

Pembroke Real Estate has announced the signing of a lease agreement with Australia and New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ) to retain its retail presence at the new 20 Martin Place.

High-speed rail profits underestimated by $190 billion, reveals BZE

26 June, 2013

Researchers at independent think tank Beyond Zero Emissions (BZE) have found that the government has underestimated the profits of its Melbourne-Brisbane high-speed rail (HSR) plan by $190 billion - enough to repay the capital cost of the network.

White paper to build Australia’s resilience to natural disasters

21 June, 2013

The Australian Business Roundtable for Disaster Resilience & Safer Communities has released a white paper that details a sustainable and comprehensive approach to managing natural disasters.

Air change effectiveness contributes to Green Star

03 June, 2013

NDY sustainability consultant Kemal Gungor* (PhD) examines the factors affecting air change effectiveness and outlines solutions to assist in achieving compliance with Green Star requirements.

What makes a liveable city?

03 June, 2013 by Lauren Davis

As part of its research into liveable cities, strategic consulting and engineering firm MWH Global commissioned a study to examine what Australians want from the cities they live in now and into the future.

Schneider Electric welcomes its class of 2013 graduates

22 May, 2013

Schneider Electric today announced that 12 engineering graduates from Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane are preparing themselves to take part in the company’s Energy Generation Graduate Programme Assessment Days, beginning in Sydney and Melbourne during May.

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