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Driving the clean-up

18 January, 2011

SITA Environmental Solutions’ (SITA) Canberra Service Centre is over 1000 kilometres from the flood-ravaged devastation in Queensland, but help isn’t too far away.

ESD features in apartment building

30 September, 2010

The latest addition to Melbourne’s thriving arts precinct in Southbank, Triptych, is setting a benchmark for apartment living by delivering innovation in green space and dedication to high-end environmentally sustainable design.

24/7 support network for wastewater treatment plants

19 August, 2010

A new Australasian headquarters has been established by the Integrated Support Division of the industrial and municipal water and wastewater treatment specialists EIMCO Water Technologies.

Minister Garrett launches biohazard waste industry code of practice

27 July, 2010

The 6th edition of the Biohazard Waste Industry’s Code of Practice has been launched at Enviro 2010, Australia’s premier sustainability conference.

Environmentally sustainable design in interiors

09 June, 2010

CSR's new HQ achieves a 5 Star Green Star - Office Interiors v1.1 rating for the fit-out of the Triniti III building in the Stockland Triniti campus at North Ryde.

Ark development with sustainable benefits

01 June, 2010

North Sydney’s skyline has a new iconic landmark addition following the practical completion of Investa’s Ark development. The development, with an estimated end value of $240 million, began on the site of the old North Sydney Telephone Exchange in 2006, and was designed by Rice Daubney Architects.

Ecospecifier recognised under GBCA’s product certification assessment framework

05 May, 2010

Ecospecifier has been recognised under the Green Building Council of Australia’s (GBCA’s) Assessment Framework for Product Certification Schemes.

Resource to help SMEs embrace the green economy

04 May, 2010

Australia’s small and medium businesses are set to receive a helping hand to ‘green up’, thanks to a free business book launched by Sensis called Small Business, Big Opportunity: Sustainable Growth.

Unsure about sceptics?

26 March, 2010 by Scott Losee*, AECOM

There is a subtle but pervasive challenge in working as a climate change practitioner, namely, dealing with sceptics. When one works day to day in helping to mobilise the immense global effort which is required to claw back human-induced climate change, it is easy to forget not everybody’s ‘on board’.

Driving sustainable change

26 March, 2010

Isuzu Australia Limited (IAL), and the truck industry in general, is working hard to overcome the perceived dirty image of trucks belching black smoke. Paul Evans, IAL’s Business Planning Manager and Company Secretary said, “Trucks have made considerable gains over the last decade, due to a range of new technologies, making trucks greener and more economical than ever before. In fact, 60 of today’s new trucks produce less carbon emissions than just one truck in 1995!”

Driving a sustainable culture in infrastructure

01 March, 2010 by Doug Harland*, CEO of AGIC

Significant infrastructure projects in Australia are being developed with a focus on short-term goals. I believe we need to develop a culture of sustainability within the industry to ensure projects are designed and built with long-term operation in mind.

Scout friendly and eco friendly

02 February, 2010

The 22nd Australian Scout Jamboree was held 4-14 January 2010 at Cataract Scout Park in Appin, 71 km south-west of Sydney. Scouts from across Australia and 23 countries came together on 160 ha of land for the 10-day camp with a population of over 13,000 scouts, leaders and volunteers.

Australian environmental company helps householders reduce carbon footprint

24 November, 2009

Green Invest Ltd, an Australian environmental solutions company, will provide audit and facilitation services to help more than 400,000 householders across metropolitan Victoria reduce their carbon footprint.

Demystifying sustainability

10 November, 2009 by

“Sustainability in infrastructure is about both art and science. The art is in having the ability to recognise and enunciate what we value. The science is being able to adapt and innovate in our field of expertise,” said Dr James Mantle, Parsons Brinckerhoff’s (PB) Managing Director.

Building supermarkets

28 July, 2009

The supermarket sector is embracing the green building movement and has progressed from bolt-on options to integrated design approaches that result in low-energy solutions that improve occupational amenity, and reduce capital expenditure and operating costs.

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