Sustainability

MRI for mining set to reduce copper waste

13 July, 2018 | Supplied by: CSIRO Head Office

Copper miners now have the opportunity to slash their energy and water use for every tonne of the metal produced, thanks to the development of an ore sorting analyser by CSIRO.


Sustainability drives small business success, says survey

09 July, 2018

There is a growing demand from Australian consumers for sustainable and ethical business practices — and businesses are happy to comply.


GBCA Director elected Vice-Chair of World Green Building Council board

06 July, 2018

Tanya Cox was elected for her leadership in the green building movement and dedication to improving the sustainability of buildings.


Lighting and solar upgrade for Burnside Hospital

06 July, 2018 | Supplied by: Verdia

A major solar and energy-efficient lighting upgrade at Adelaide's Burnside Hospital is expected to save more than $2.5 million over the next 20 years.


Victorian Govt announces plastic bag ban, recycling plan

03 July, 2018

The Victorian Government will ban single-use, lightweight plastic shopping bags from late 2019 in an effort to help protect the environment from plastic pollution.


Australia's buildings must be ready for a zero carbon future

03 July, 2018

Setting stronger energy standards in the National Construction Code could, between now and 2050, reduce energy bills by up to $27 billion and deliver at least 78 million tonnes of emissions savings.


National Energy Efficiency Conference: registrations, award nominations open

02 July, 2018

The National Energy Efficiency Conference will take place from 19–20 November at the Sofitel Sydney Wentworth.


We've banned the bag, but what about plastic bottles?

29 June, 2018 by Mark Fenton, Managing Director | Supplied by: Sodastream Australia

A staggering one million single-use plastic bottles are purchased around the world every minute — that's about 20,000 bottles each second.


A carbon-positive roadmap for Australia's built environment

29 June, 2018

'A Carbon Positive Roadmap for the built environment' establishes the steps required for buildings and fit-outs to achieve net zero emissions by 2050.


Winners announced for 2018 Intersolar AWARD

29 June, 2018

This year, the award was presented to ABB, Hanwha Q CELLS and Krinner Solar.


Partnership to promote sustainable Olympic Games

28 June, 2018

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and C40 Cities have committed to partner on climate transition by working towards a sustainable Olympic Games.


Push to ban single-use plastic bags within five years

28 June, 2018 by Lauren Davis

A Senate inquiry into waste and recycling in Australia has called for drastic measures to manage a struggling industry.


Australia ranks worst for energy efficiency in developed world

27 June, 2018

The ACEEE has released the 2018 International Energy Efficiency Scorecard, and the results don't bode well for Australia.


Are you meeting your sustainable packaging obligations?

26 June, 2018

Australian businesses need to comply with the sustainable packaging obligations outlined in the National Environmental Protection (Used Packaging Materials) Measure 2011.


Four design principles for running an energy-efficient home

22 June, 2018

Award-winning architect Peter Maddison shares some of his expert advice on how Australians can run a more energy-efficient home.


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