White Papers/Resources

The Sustainability Matters Resource Library contains white papers, eBooks, webcasts, videos and technical papers to help you manage and solve work related problems. Select from a variety of application and technology related subjects, supplied by market-leading vendors or written by our editorial team.

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Magnetic flowmeters - improved technology delivers overall savings

Supplied by Emerson Process Management on 06 May, 2014

So many companies operate on status quo and lag behind when it comes to effective purchasing based on capital outlay versus ongoing operational cost...

Designing a metering system for small and medium-sized buildings

Supplied by Schneider Electric Clipsal Partner on 17 April, 2014

With rising energy costs, environmental pressures and unreliable power supply, there is a need for sustainable design and energy efficiency in new and existing commercial properties. There are a number of ways existing building owners and facilities managers can adapt and benefit by installing an effective WAGES (water, air, gas, electricity, steam) metering system. The ultimate goal is for buildings to produce more energy than they consume.

Tech tips to drive business growth and outpace your competitors

Supplied by Canon Australia Pty Ltd on 15 April, 2014

Two of the main obstacles to business growth are administrative and process inefficiencies. This white paper outlines some simple technology tips to help optimise your workplace and workflow systems to deliver strong growth where it counts – on the bottom line.

From theory to reality: 3 steps to implementing a sustainability programme

18 June, 2013

Software can play a vital role in making sustainability programmes tangible and measurable. Establishing objectives, engaging stakeholders, and evaluating short- and long-term needs are essential to ensuring a positive ROI. Sustainability strategies produce positive financial results and improve enterprise efficiency. A pivotal component of an effective sustainability strategy is software.

Data centre temperature rise during a cooling system outage

03 April, 2013

The data centre architecture and its IT load significantly affect the amount of time available for continued IT operation following a loss of cooling. Some data centre trends may actually increase the rate at which data centre temperatures rise.

Reducing the carbon footprint of sewage pumping stations

27 August, 2012

Carbon is 'produced' whenever a crew jumps into the truck to go to a site, whenever the pumps are energised and running. This paper describes the vastly improved use of energy, and hence reduced carbon production, when self-priming pumps are used instead of submersible pumps.

Economist: Global Trends In Sustainability Performance Management

17 May, 2010

Corporate sustainability reporting has shifted from voluntary to vital. Download this white paper to discover the latest trends in sustainability performance management and learn how you can help enhance your organisation’s profitability and cost-effectiveness.

Water re-use options to expand water supply portfolios

04 September, 2009

Water re-use is an effective solution that is not impaired by climate, geographical location or water supply situation. There are a host of re-use opportunities for any given community; however, there is no one-size-fits-all solution.

The rise and fall of carbon trading

22 September, 2006

A fractured state proposal to introduce a carbon trading scheme had support from environmental groups, but has failed to find backing from the federal government

Dampening the desalination debate

22 September, 2006

Gold Coast Mayor Ron Clarke has had enough of the debate on desalination. In his recent presentation at National Water 2006, he said, "Why debate, just get moving", despite arguments against the technology

Debugging recycled water

21 August, 2006

Forget costly desalination plants and plans to tap into liquid aquifers - water recycling is the only commonsense, sustainable option for water conservation. The task facing a team of Macquarie University scientists is to convince us all that it's safe

Bringing life cycle analysis into the building industry

21 July, 2006

Architects and designers can now evaluate the life cycle impact of their choices for commercial buildings in just a few hours

Incineration as a fuel source

21 July, 2006

Domestic waste can successfully be turned into light and heat when incinerated, under methodology developed by scientists from Chernogolovka in the Moscow Region and staff from the Institute of Problems of Chemical Physics RAS

Sustainability in wine making

03 June, 2006

As a wine business operating in the rural environment of the Barossa Valley for more than 150 years, Yalumba understands the significance of sustainability

Transformation needed to meet climate challenge

03 May, 2006

Quite frankly, Sydney doesn't rate in terms of sustainability when compared to other cities around the world. That's why I was asked to prepare a report on an environmental leadership program for the City of Sydney

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