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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.

Schneider Electric signs an agreement to acquire SolveIT Software

04 September, 2012

Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management, has signed an agreement to acquire SolveIT Software, an Adelaide-headquartered scientific software provider specialising in supply and demand chain optimisation and predictive modelling.

Institute to reach new heights in green buildings

22 August, 2012

Some of the country’s leading green building experts are launching a new organisation dedicated to setting higher sustainability standards for the built environment - the Living Future Institute Australia.

Streamlined board to lead GBCA into the next decade

06 August, 2012

Having a smaller board that meets more frequently is just one of a number of governance changes made to the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) to ensure its ongoing strength and influence.

Making, measuring and managing green buildings

31 July, 2012 by Lauren Davis

Kevin Kampschroer is the Director of the US Office of Federal High-Performance Green Buildings - a department that retrofits old federal buildings to reduce energy usage and improve performance. He was thus an apt keynote speaker on the second day of Total Facilities Live.

Thiess Services launches into resources

18 July, 2012

Thiess Services has built a portfolio in fields such as contaminated site remediation, waste management, water management, energy distribution and facilities operations and maintenance. Now the company has been brought into alignment with the needs of the mining industry, so General Manager of Remediation and Infrastructure Doug Moss is looking to take advantage of this.

Bond University researcher joins Queensland’s new infrastructure think tank

18 July, 2012

Professor Michael Regan from Bond University’s Institute of Sustainable Development and Architecture has been appointed to the newly formed Infrastructure Queensland committee.

Former Chief Defence Scientist appointed to new Energy Chair at UNSW

12 July, 2012

Former Chief Defence Scientist Professor Robert Clark has been appointed to the newly created Chair of Energy Strategy and Policy at the University of New South Wales.

Australian Energy Research Institute appoints Chairman

03 July, 2012

The Australian Energy Research Institute (AERI) at UNSW has appointed internationally recognised industry expert George Maltabarow as its inaugural Chairman, bolstering important links to industry and government.

Timber towers and social sustainability

25 June, 2012

The second of the three little pigs built his house out of wood and although in the fairytale the wolf blew it down, the head of UniSA’s Zero Waste Research Centre - Professor Steffen Lehmann - says piggy number two may have been onto something.

ALS Water Sciences Group joins GHD

19 June, 2012

The Water Sciences Group (WSG) of Australian Laboratory Services (ALS) has joined engineering, architecture and environmental consulting company GHD.

EnergyAdvice joins global Energy Experts Alliance

30 May, 2012

Australian energy consultancy company EnergyAdvice has been welcomed into the Energy Experts Alliance - a global energy management collaboration between energy advisory companies assisting the world’s biggest businesses to manage their global energy use and costs.

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