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GHD digs its new tunnel guru

03 November, 2012

Engineering, architecture and environmental consulting company GHD is responding to growing market needs for experienced tunnelling professionals by appointing Evan Stamatopoulos as its Major Projects Executive - Tunnels.

Australian-first meeting of major banks and environmental regulators to develop best practice

31 October, 2012

In an Australian first, senior executives from the banking, finance and related industries will join environmental regulators at the Environmental Bankers Association of Australasia (EBAA) Roundtable in November.

EECA to fund energy-efficient design advice for commercial buildings

30 October, 2012

Expert advice to help developers design and construct commercial buildings that use up to 70% less energy than the average building is available through a new program launched on Monday.

A National Sustainability Council for Australia

30 October, 2012

On 23 October, Minister for the Environment Tony Burke announced the establishment of a National Sustainability Council (NSC) for Australia.

Schneider Electric and Clipsal launch EcoXpert training program for the Australian market

26 October, 2012

Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management, has announced the launch of its global training and certification program, EcoXpert, into the Australian market. The program has been developed to aid electrical contractors diversify and grow their business.

SLR’s waste team supports policy review by WA Government

24 October, 2012

The UK-based environmental firm SLR Consulting has recently carried out work on two waste and resource management projects on behalf of the Western Australian Department of Environment and Conservation (WA DEC).

Construction begins on Masdar and International Renewable Energy Agency headquarters complex

22 October, 2012

Masdar has announced the awarding of the design and construction contract for its new headquarters complex, which will also house the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). The headquarters will be one of the most advanced, sustainable, multiuse complexes in the United Arab Emirates.

SLR announces merger-acquisition of GSS Environmental

19 October, 2012

SLR Consulting Australia has announced the merger-acquisition of GSS Environmental (GSSE), an Australian provider of environmental consulting and project management services to clients in the mining, minerals, land development and natural resource sectors.

Fuji Xerox Australia ProfitAccelerator sustainability guide

09 October, 2012

The ProfitAccelerator sustainability guide identifies potential opportunities that the carbon legislation will bring and highlights the financial benefits of adopting sustainable business practices.

AUT learning precinct is digital, adaptable and sustainable

08 October, 2012 by Lauren Davis

Since November 2010, construction has been underway at AUT University for the city campus’s new sustainable learning complex, the WG Precinct. It has been a long wait, with planning having begun in 2006, but the project is nearing completion and will officially open in February 2013.

Latest population growth rate figures “alarming”

04 October, 2012

The latest figures that show Australia’s growth rate has risen to 1.5% are “alarming”, according to Sustainable Population Australia (SPA).

ANZRP forms board of directors to tackle e-waste

25 September, 2012

Australia and New Zealand Recycling Platform (ANZRP) has announced the appointment of its board of directors. The nine-member board comprises seven industry members and two independent directors: Mark Mackay, Chairman, ANZRP; and Martin Stokie, Partner, PwC Australia.

Less waste, more results thanks to new ISO standard for eco-efficiency assessment

21 September, 2012

The newly published ISO 14045:2012, ‘Environmental management - Eco-efficiency assessment of product systems - Principles, requirements and guidelines’, describes the principles, requirements and guidelines for eco-efficiency assessment for product systems.

Renewed approach needed to embed skills for a sustainable future, claims ASBEC

07 September, 2012

The Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council (ASBEC) has called on the Australian Government to provide leadership in building the sustainability skills that will ensure a safe, productive and sustainable future.

Links to EU carbon scheme to save Australian emitters $2.5bn, says RepuTex

06 September, 2012

A new report from carbon analytics firm RepuTex indicates that last week’s announcement of plans to link Australian and European carbon pricing schemes is set to save liable Australian companies $2.5bn over five years.

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