Australian law firm launches sustainability report

03 December, 2008

Henry Davis York, an Australian law firm, has compiled a sustainability report which is independently audited and Global Reporting Initiative compliant.

Environmental impact calculator

01 December, 2008 | Supplied by: CRC for Construction Innovation

LCADesign is a real-time environmental impact calculator designed for commercial properties.

Energy efficiency for data centre

01 December, 2008 | Supplied by: Rittal Pty Ltd

Rittal, provide of IT infrastructure technologies, has launched a cold aisle containment system which enables data centre managers to increase energy efficiency by optimising the operating temperature of their IT equipment.

Rainwater storage bladder

01 December, 2008 | Supplied by: Waterplex

Reo Sac is a reinforced frameless bladder tank for hidden rainwater storage. It fits neatly under a house or decking, using unused space.

Fuel-saving system

01 December, 2008 | Supplied by: FuelSave Australia Pty Ltd

A fuel-saving system claimed to also cut engine wear and reduce environmental emissions from mobile and stationary diesel engines is being introduced to Australian industry by FuelSave.

End-suction pump

01 December, 2008 | Supplied by: Grundfos Pumps Pty Ltd

The Grundfos NBG/NKG end-suction pumps have energy-efficient motors that conform to the MEPS Standard. Optimised flow geometries of the impeller and pump casing have reduced the hydraulic friction and thus the amount of energy consumed.

FTSE Environmental Opportunities Index Series expanded

19 November, 2008

FTSE Group (FTSE), the global index provider, has expanded the FTSE Environmental Opportunities Index Series with the addition of nine new indices.

Bio-mimicry for a green economy

18 November, 2008

The idea of mimicking desert plants and animals from around the world and tapping into their secrets to develop a green economy was presented at the Desert Knowledge Symposium in Alice Springs this month.

Initiative to support goals of global sustainability

12 November, 2008

ASTM International has announced the formation of ASTM Committee E60 on Sustainability. This new standards development initiative results from the cooperative efforts of the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and cross industry stakeholders who share mutual goals for global sustainable development.

Reducing consumption key to a sustainable future

11 November, 2008

Based on then ground-breaking modelling, the forecasts of global ecological and economic collapse by mid-century contained in the controversial 1972 book, The Limits to Growth, are still ‘on-track’ according to CSIRO research.

Latest version of quality management standard to be released

11 November, 2008

The International Standards Organisation (ISO) is set to release the latest version of the ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management Standard, amid speculation it has been aligned with ISO 14001:2004 Environmental Management Standard.

CSIRO environmental sustainability grant awarded

06 November, 2008

CSIRO has awarded grants to teams of students in nine universities across three states, to educate and assist communities in making environmentally sustainable personal and business decisions.

Green building fund opens for business

01 November, 2008

Senator Kim Carr, Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research, has launched the Australian government's $90 million Green Building Fund.

Super fund reports on investment’s carbon emissions

30 October, 2008

Superannuation fund VicSuper has announced that its members will receive a carbon emission measurement calculated on each of its share of investments in publicly listed companies.

Youth forum takes control of sustainability

29 October, 2008

Forty delegates from across Victoria participated in the inaugural Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand’s Sustainability Youth Forum.

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