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BlueScope Steel launches sustainability website

21 April, 2012

BlueScope Steel has launched a sustainability website for sustainability specialists, industry personnel and the general public that showcases sustainable solutions for building, infrastructure, mining, energy and manufacturing.

GE Energy names John Anderson as Senior Regional Executive for ANZ and PNG

04 April, 2012

GE Energy announced yesterday the appointment of John Anderson as Senior Regional Executive for Australia, New Zealand (ANZ) and Papua New Guinea (PNG).

DCCEE using an Australia-wide image base

16 March, 2012

In 2010 the Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency (DCCEE) awarded a contract to the Australian company Geospatial Intelligence to supply high-resolution satellite image products for public use to support the first methodology approved under the Carbon Farming Initiative (CFI). The product selected by DCCEE was the Australia-wide coverage of SPOTMaps tiles - a seamless image mosaic generated from imagery collected by the SPOT 5 satellite at a resolution of 2.5 m.

Green Building Council Chairman joins NDY

01 March, 2012

Engineering consultancy Norman Disney & Young (NDY) has confirmed the appointment of Tony Arnel to the position of Global Director of Sustainability. As well as being a founding Director and Chair of the Green Building Council of Australia, Arnel is also the former Chair of the World Green Building Council.

Australian Cleantech Review 2012

29 February, 2012

The Australian Cleantech sector is profiled to a greater extent than ever before in a report published at the Australasian Cleantech Forum in Melbourne. The report provides an overview of the location, activities, revenue, employee numbers and funds raised by all of Australia’s leading cleantech companies.

Veolia renews 5-year partnership with Red Cross

29 February, 2012

The French Red Cross and the Veolia Environnement Foundation have renewed their partnership for a further five years. Started in 1998 when Hurricane Mitch devastated Nicaragua, the aim of the partnership is to provide populations in difficulty with access to the essential services of drinking water, energy and waste collection.

Adapting to a changing economy

13 December, 2011 by Julia Agostino*, Manager Regional Partnerships Latrobe City Council.

From behind the eight ball to ahead of the game: how Latrobe City Council is leading the way in transitioning to a low carbon economy

Australian support for South African ‘green street’

06 December, 2011

An innovative project to ‘green’ an entire street in a disadvantaged South African community is receiving support from Australia.

Tenix sustainable efficiency and performance analysis tool

31 October, 2011 by

Tenix has developed a sustainable efficiency and performance analysis tool which can be used for infrastructure to identify and translate sustainability outcomes into long-term financial and operational efficiencies.

How green building is changing the world

24 October, 2011 by *Tony Arnel, Chairman, Green Building Council of Australia

On the outskirts of Cape Town in South Africa, in a poverty-stricken township known as Cape Flats, sits an environmental centre that is a standard stop on tour itineraries for designers, architects and students of international culture.

Government office achieves 6 star for design

13 October, 2011

The Hassell-designed Government Services Office development in Dandenong, Victoria, has achieved the highest sustainability rating available from the Green Building Council of Australia.

Campbell Scientific FireHawk 500 quick-deployment fire weather station

12 October, 2011 by

The FireHawk 500 quick-deployment fire weather station can be used in extreme environments to alert and notify of changing weather conditions. It incorporates a WeatherHawk 520 weather station with an RF411 radio kit, SP2 solar panel-mounted on a rapid deployment tripod.

Australian architects design high-rise factory in China

10 October, 2011

Melbourne architects CK Designworks have designed a cutting-edge, 24-storey industrial and commercial building in Nanjing, China. Robert Caulfield, partner in charge of the project, said that the building would set new levels of sustainability and environmental conservation for industrial buildings and could set the scene for similar buildings in other parts of the world, particularly where land is at a premium.

New airport terminal with sustainable design

20 September, 2011

Westralia Airports Corporation (WAC), the owner and operator of Perth Airport, has announced that Broad Construction Services (WA) Pty Ltd is the successful contractor to build the new domestic terminal for Western Australia. The new terminal was designed by Hassell, with environmental sustainability at the forefront of design. A 4 MW co-generation plant is part of the plan for the airport.

GHD and CDL merge

06 July, 2011

Engineering, architecture and environmental consulting company GHD has integrated with rail and infrastructure consultant CollinsonDutton Ltd (CDL). CDL, formed in 2001, has been working closely with GHD for several years in the UK. The combination of skills will provide an enhanced offering to clients across the globe in transportation and associated infrastructure. Both companies will continue to grow their presence in the Middle East through expanded capacity allowed through the merger.

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