Sustainability

Sunshine Coast Council shines in inaugural Smart Cities Awards

02 November, 2018 | Supplied by: Smart Cities Council ANZ

Australia's first ever Smart Cities Awards were presented as part of Smart Cities Week, held in Sydney from 28–31 October.


Climate-controlled classroom powered entirely by renewables

01 November, 2018

Built by Hivve Technology, the portable classroom is powered by a combination of rooftop solar and a Tesla Powerwall 2 battery.


Code for Smart Communities released by Smart Cities Council

31 October, 2018 | Supplied by: Smart Cities Council ANZ

The Code for Smart Communities is a benchmark for urban development practices across greenfield communities, urban regeneration precincts and diverse institutional campuses.


Decentralised Energy Exchange now open for business

25 October, 2018 | Supplied by: GreenSync Pty Ltd

The Decentralised Energy Exchange has commenced the rollout of a platform that connects distributed energy resources and virtual power plants to existing markets.


Impacts of unconventional gas production on water resources

24 October, 2018

Groundwater contamination could be among many possible impacts of unconventional gas production.


2018 Energy Hack winners announced

23 October, 2018

Energy Hack brings together students and professionals from all walks of life to look into the future and drive innovation towards stable, abundant and affordable energy for Australians.


SUEZ provides $165,000 to 16 community projects

23 October, 2018

Community groups, schools and organisations secured the funds as part of the 2018 SUEZ Community Grants Program, which provides individual grants of up to $15,000.


Resource efficiency category added to the IS rating scheme

23 October, 2018 | Supplied by: Ramboll Australia

The Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia (ISCA) has teamed with Ramboll to develop a tool to rate the resource efficiency of projects in Australia.


Sustainable food and land use project launched

19 October, 2018

A new initiative aimed at developing a roadmap for a sustainable food and land use system for Australia has been launched by economist Professor Jeffrey Sachs.


Qld Premier among inaugural bioenergy award winners

19 October, 2018

Four innovative bioenergy projects and Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk have received top honours at the inaugural Bioenergy Innovation Awards.


Minister for Cities joins Smart Cities Week

19 October, 2018 | Supplied by: Smart Cities Council ANZ

Minister for Cities, Urban Infrastructure and Population Alan Tudge will share his vision for smart, connected cities at the opening plenary at Smart Cities Week.


Australia unprepared for AVs — research report

15 October, 2018 | Supplied by: Arcadis Pty Ltd

Australian property and infrastructure owners are not prepared for autonomous vehicles (AVs) and risk significantly devaluing their assets, Arcadis report reveals.


Are property and infrastructure owners ready for the autonomous future?

15 October, 2018 by Stephen Taylor | Supplied by: Arcadis Pty Ltd

From driverless vehicle trials and utopian visions of on-demand transport to dire news about predicted job losses, automated vehicles (AVs) are making news.


Record-breaking attendance at All-Energy Australia 2018

10 October, 2018

More than 8500 visitors attended this year's All-Energy Australia Exhibition and Conference, exploring the latest in government policies, renewables and clean energy technology.


Artwork made of ocean plastic on display at Customs House

09 October, 2018

An art installation comprising 2255 orange spheres made from 120 kg of ocean debris has been suspended from the ceiling of Sydney's Customs House.


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