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How algorithms can improve our responses to environmental incidents

08 November, 2017 by Robin Ormerod, Managing Director, Envirosuite

When an environmental incident occurs, acting quickly and effectively is the aim of every regulatory agency and industry involved. In many cases, however, achieving the goal of speed and effectiveness can be difficult.

Virtual greening app helps Australians style their homes with plants

08 November, 2017

Horticultural Innovation Australia has launched the Plant Life Balance campaign, which is designed to get Australians excited about styling their homes with plants by promoting the health and wellbeing benefits they bring.

The new home of Woodside achieves 6 Star Green Star rating

06 November, 2017

Tower 1 Capital Square, the former site of Emu Brewery and new global headquarters for Woodside Petroleum, has received a 6 Star Green Star Office Design v3 rating from the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) — an outcome that represents world leadership in building design.

Universities installing greenwalls to improve wellbeing of students

27 October, 2017

The Greenwall Company has been working with a number of universities across Australia to design and install greenwall technology, as part of an attempt to increase concentration levels and the wellbeing of campus communities.

Lean and green thinking helps farmers do more with less

26 October, 2017

Queensland's farmers have been doing it tough over the past 10 years, but now researchers from QUT and Griffith University have unearthed a potential antidote to the problem.

The results are in for Australia's livability report card — and they're not good

12 October, 2017

RMIT University has released what is said to be the first 'baseline' measure of livability in Australia's state and territory capitals, and let's just say that if Australia was a school student and the study was its report card, the principal would be wanting a word.

3D modelling for sustainable urban planning

21 September, 2017

The CRC for Low Carbon Living (CRCLCL) recently held a special symposium discussing exciting new research into Precinct Information Modelling (PIM) — a type of 3D digital prototyping that promises to be a game changer for planning future city precincts.

Call for Brisbane to improve resiliency

20 September, 2017

Brisbane risks falling further behind domestic and global cities if it doesn't address key resilience concerns, according to a report from design and consultancy firm Arcadis.

Green building innovator advocates for sustainable hospital design

05 September, 2017

Green building innovator Gail Vittori is visiting Australia, spreading her message of how sustainable design can boost efficiencies in hospitals while actively contributing to better patient outcomes.

COAG Energy Council establishes Energy Security Board

09 August, 2017

The COAG Energy Council has followed through on its commitment to set up an Energy Security Board to oversee the health, security and reliability of the National Energy Market (NEM).

Sustainability-themed investments are growing strongly

26 July, 2017

Responsible investment funds are outperforming their average mainstream counterparts year on year as the market for responsible investment continues to grow in Australia, according to the Responsible Investment Benchmark Report 2017.

Smart cities standards guideline released

26 July, 2017

Smart Cities Council Australia New Zealand (SCCANZ) has convened a roundtable to discuss and identify opportunities for ensuring smart cities standards play a necessary role in catalysing and scaling solutions to advance sustainability through technology, data and digital transformation.

New appointments to the CEFC board

21 July, 2017

The Turnbull government has announced several appointments to the board of the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC).

Australia's 'alarmingly high' population growth

30 June, 2017

Australia's annual population growth rate of 1.6% is alarmingly high, according to Sustainable Population Australia (SPA).

EnviroSuite completes sale of consulting practice

27 June, 2017

EnviroSuite has announced the completion of the sale of its entire Pacific Environment consulting practice to Environmental Resources Management (ERM), a leading environmental and sustainability consulting group.

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