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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.


Low Carbon Australia and Climate Change Authority appointments

29 May, 2012

The Minister for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, Greg Combet, has announced that the Hon Mike Rann has been appointed to the Board of Low Carbon Australia. The government is also pleased to announce it will appoint Anthea Harris as the Chief Executive Officer of the new Climate Change Authority.


Cost efficiency still drives sustainability in the property industry

29 May, 2012

More than 54% of property industry respondents rate cost and other efficiencies as the most important sustainable feature of a building, compared with just 25% who felt achieving NABERS and Green Star ratings to be the most important sustainable feature, according to a survey by leading engineers, project managers and technical consultants Aurecon.


Professor Veena Sahajwalla appointed to Climate Commission

17 May, 2012

The Minister for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, Greg Combet, has announced the appointment of Professor Veena Sahajwalla to the Climate Commission. Professor Sahajwalla is an award-winning scientist and engineer whose achievements include inventing a process of recycling plastics and rubber tyres in steelmaking.


2012 Green Survey shows influence of sustainability on businesses

03 May, 2012

More organisations worldwide are building sustainability into their service provider selection and purchasing processes, according to the results from the 2012 Rackspace Green Survey, conducted by Rackspace Hosting.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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