Sustainability

Government focuses on buildings to reduce emissions

05 March, 2019

The Australian Government will provide additional investment in energy efficiency, with a clear focus on improving the energy and emissions performance of buildings.


Drone technology facilitates precision agriculture

28 February, 2019 | Supplied by: Monash University

Engineers at Monash University have developed a soil moisture mapping system using autonomous drone technology to improve paddock irrigation practice.


Packaging industry sets sights on sustainability at AUSPACK

28 February, 2019

The packaging industry is poised to move to the sustainability forefront by implementing strategies to meet the 2025 National Packaging Waste Target.


TechPlas TechBoard PVC planks

25 February, 2019 | Supplied by: TechPlas Extrusions

TechBoard is a vinyl plank engineered to last longer and provide lower life-cycle costs than timber-based planks.


Researchers to test behaviour of stored CO2

15 February, 2019

Drilling, coring and wireline logging operations have commenced on a new carbon capture and storage (CCS) project.


In a carbon-neutral future, everybody wins

14 February, 2019 by Steve Nicholson, Director of Sustainability | Supplied by: Solaris Paper Pty Ltd

Governments and businesses must start acting now in order to reduce and offset the greenhouse gas output they create.


Energy efficiency slashes bills, creates jobs: report

08 February, 2019

Improving the energy efficiency of Australian homes and businesses would slash $7.7 billion a year off energy bills and create the equivalent of 120,000 full-time jobs.


Energy ministers support stronger building energy standards

07 February, 2019 by Lauren Davis

The COAG Energy Council has agreed to a national plan that sets a trajectory towards zero energy (and carbon) ready buildings for Australia.


The Commons coworking spaces now officially carbon neutral

06 February, 2019

All 11,000 m2 of office space owned by coworking operator The Commons is now powered by 100% renewable energy, and officially carbon neutral as a result.


How are companies managing their climate disclosures?

06 February, 2019 | Supplied by: Ernst & Young

EY has produced a report on global climate risk disclosures that looks across sectors at how businesses are performing in managing their climate-related risks.


City of Sydney to host women's climate summit in 2020

05 February, 2019

The City of Sydney has been selected to host the C40 Women4Climate Conference 2020, Lord Mayor Clover Moore has announced.


Where do our cities rank globally for sustainability?

01 February, 2019 | Supplied by: Arcadis Pty Ltd

The latest Arcadis Sustainable Cities Index, which ranked 100 of the world's leading cities on three pillars of sustainability, found that Australian cities are behind several others across the world.


Epson inkjet printers awarded for energy efficiency

01 February, 2019 | Supplied by: Epson Australia Pty Ltd

Epson has been awarded for its LX-10000F series and LX-7000F series of high-speed linehead inkjet multifunction printers.


Sod turns on Deakin's renewable energy microgrid

31 January, 2019 | Supplied by: Deakin University

Deakin University is partnering with AusNet Services and Mondo to develop an industrial-scale microgrid energy system to provide an integrated research and education platform.


Building cities for a changing climate

23 January, 2019 by Dr Anna Hurlimann and Dr Georgia Warren-Myers, University of Melbourne | Supplied by: University of Melbourne

Our cities are responsible for a large chunk of the world's greenhouse gas emissions, so the way we plan and construct them has to adapt to the future impacts of climate change.


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