Sustainability

'Timber tower' officially opened in Brisbane

22 November, 2018 | Supplied by: Lendlease

25 King is a 10-storey, 45 m timber commercial tower that makes extensive use of innovative and sustainable building materials.


UNSW's carbon tax plan returns revenue to voters

21 November, 2018

The revenue generated would be returned to all adult Australian citizens, who would potentially see a tax-free payment of approximately $1300 each per annum.


Low Carbon Living CRC set to meet emissions reduction target

19 November, 2018

The CRC for Low Carbon Living is on track to meet its founding goal of 10 megatonnes cumulative reduction in carbon emissions by 2020.


New electrolyte could be key to more sustainable batteries

15 November, 2018

A new electrolyte created by New Zealand researchers will make aluminium batteries cheaper and easier to produce.


Algae used to convert CO2 into carbon fibres

15 November, 2018

Chemists have developed a process that provides an economic way of removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere — and creates valuable new materials at the same time.


GEMS Act effective at reducing energy use: draft report

14 November, 2018 by Lauren Davis

The GEMS Act regulates the energy efficiency of appliances and equipment by setting minimum energy performance standards and energy rating label requirements.


Shellfish recycling centre the first step to restoring our waterways

12 November, 2018

The 'Give Back to Habitat' initiative kicked off with the opening of the Moreton Bay Shellfish Recycling Centre.


Resourcefulness top of mind for utilities and consumers

08 November, 2018 | Supplied by: Itron Australasia Pty Ltd

Resourcefulness — defined as the thoughtful and careful use of energy and water — is top of mind for utilities and consumers alike, according to a new report from Itron.


Report: IIoT key for sustainability in global supply chain

06 November, 2018 | Supplied by: Inmarsat Services Ltd

Improving the environmental sustainability of their operations through the adoption of IIoT technologies is a priority for organisations engaged in the global supply chain.


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.


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.


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