Ark development with sustainable benefits01 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 framework05 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 economy04 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.
Driving sustainable change26 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!”
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 a sustainable culture in infrastructure01 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 friendly02 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 footprint24 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 sustainability10 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 supermarkets28 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.
Parsons Brinckerhoff releases sustainability report07 July, 2009
Infrastructure consultancy Parsons Brinckerhoff (PB) has released its first sustainability report.
Councils seek help in preparing for climate change18 May, 2009
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.
Carbon footprint service02 April, 2009 by
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.
Consulting service for climate change issues01 July, 2008
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.
Greenhouse-friendly certification awarded to carbon management consultancy24 June, 2008
Carbon Planet, an Australian-based carbon management consultancy, has had its operations and services certified 'greenhouse friendly' by the Department of Climate Change.