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.
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 has been recognised under the Green Building Council of Australia’s (GBCA’s) Assessment Framework for Product Certification Schemes.
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.
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’.
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!”
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
Infrastructure consultancy Parsons Brinckerhoff (PB) has released its first sustainability report.
The state government needs to provide more funding and guidance to councils to help them prepare for the impacts of climate change, according to the Local Government and Shires Associations of NSW.
Greenice has launched a carbon footprinting service based on an innovative and scientifically robust carbon accounting model developed by the Centre for Integrated Sustainability Analysis at the University of Sydney. This approach uses Input-Output Analysis, a Nobel Prize-winning macro-economic theory. It is claimed to be more practical and cost-effective than traditional audit-based footprinting methods. The model uses readily available financial data on expenses and revenue (sales), and on-site fuel consumption, and processes it through a computer model to produce a comprehensive Scope 4 carbon footprint.
Hyder Consulting, Renoir Consulting and TFG International have formed an alliance to provide an integrated consulting service on greenhouse gas emissions accounting and analysis, climate change regulation and business improvement strategies for companies and government agencies.