Sustainability

Standard encourages sustainability in building construction

29 November, 2007

An ISO standard will help to ensure that urbanisation, which is a global trend, develops in an environmentally friendly manner.


Grant to deliver sustainable project

28 November, 2007

EcoNova has been awarded a grant by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to develop and implement sustainable projects that contribute to Australia’s diminishing water supply.


Insurer goes green

28 November, 2007

The distinctive shade of AAMI red could soon take on a green hue as the insurer unveils its environmental management practices, in the company’s Corporate Transparency Report.


Going green makes good business sense

26 November, 2007 by Carolyn Jackson, Editor

The expression 'going green' might sound like a gimmick, but businesses across the globe are increasingly finding that it makes good commercial sense to adopt the use of green products and practices in the workplace


Sustainability the key for new business park

22 November, 2007

'Metroplex at Westgate' is a $1 billion business park project in Brisbane's western corridor, with a triple-bottom-line sustainability agenda


The 2007 guide to carbon jargon

22 November, 2007 by Carolyn Jackson, Editor

In 2007, words such as greenhouse gas emissions, carbon footprint and emissions trading schemes have snuck into the mainstream vocabulary of everyday Australians. But many people are still not sure what these words actually mean


The case for healthy buildings

21 November, 2007

The Sustainable Built Environments 2007 conference will explore the latest theories on green buildings and sustainability, and how they are being put into practice.


Low energy high-rise survey launched

09 November, 2007

Investa Property Group and Stockland Corporation are working with the Warren Centre for Advanced Engineering at the University of Sydney to understand the barriers to achieving better energy performance for existing office buildings.


Step towards launch for sustainable housing challenge

07 November, 2007

The New Zealand sustainable building competition, SHaC09 will tour the country next week with project coordinators updating tertiary organisations on the progress of the project.


Company recognised for climate change solution

07 November, 2007

Alcoa has received The Clean Air Achievement Award from the WA branch of the Clean Air Society of Australia and New Zealand (CASANZ). The award was presented to the company for its Carbon capture technology that delivers greenhouse benefits by locking up CO2 that is otherwise released into the atmosphere.


Impact of H1 requirement

06 November, 2007

Architects, designers and building officials are among the attendees expected at a series of seminars to be presented by senior BRANZ scientists, Nigel Isaacs and Michael Camilleri, and Department of Building & Housing Building Standards Advisors, Nick Locke and Stephen Ward, in November and December.


Emissions trading in the spotlight

31 October, 2007

Emissions trading as a solution to global warming will go under the spotlight when key commentators tackle the subject at a seminar in Sydney on 1 November, organised by the NSW Division of the Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE).


Saving water aid launches in National Water Week

30 October, 2007

Smart Approved WaterMark, a national independent symbol to show that a product can save water around the home, was launched at National Water Week along with its new website: www.smartwatermark.org.


Bank achieves top ranking in global climate change index

29 October, 2007

Westpac has announced it is the only bank in the world, and one of just four companies in the Global FT500 list, to achieve a 100-point, AAA rating in the 2007 Climate Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI).


'Green-tape': the next challenge for business

22 October, 2007 by Carolyn Jackson, Editor

Legislation and regulation surrounding environmental issues has been increasing at a steady rate for years. Now with the emergence of climate change issues it is set to escalate further and impact all businesses


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