Sustainability

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


Australian companies high on ‘green’ but low on energy

19 October, 2007

Australian companies like to espouse their green credentials, however 53.9% of businesses still do not have a formal energy policy, according to a whitepaper by Proudfoot Consulting.


Property industry uses online social networking to go green

17 October, 2007

Online social networking technology has been put to use by the commercial property sector, which has launched a $1.5 million online encyclopaedia and networking tool to help create green and profitable commercial buildings.


Strategy sets the path for sustainable, secure energy

12 October, 2007

Prime Minister Helen Clark and Energy Minister David Parker have launched the New Zealand Energy Strategy, which sets the country firmly on a path towards clean, renewable energy.


Forums examine role of standards

11 October, 2007

Standards Australia will host two major industry and government forums in October to examine the role of internationally consistent standards in Australia’s new carbon emission trading scheme.


Getting the river environment off welfare benefits

08 October, 2007

Applying a proper business approach to environmental flows and freeing up the rules for private ownership and management could play a key role in ensuring the long-term ecological sustainability of Australian rivers, according to Professor Gary Jones, CEO of eWater Cooperative Research Centre.


Government announces emissions trading scheme

28 September, 2007

An emissions trading scheme will reduce greenhouse gas emissions, promote environmentally friendly behaviour and create business opportunities for New Zealanders, according to Finance Minister Michael Cullen and Climate Change Minister David Parker.


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