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.

Hidden energy savings: how your pumps can save you money - an eBook

Supplied by Westwick-Farrow Pty Ltd on 15 October, 2014

Unseen, and these days often unheard, pumps are at the very heart of most industrial processes. In fact, the huge number of pumps in action worldwide means that pumping systems account for a high percentage of the global energy use. But being ‘out of sight and out of mind’ and usually highly reliable, it is easy to ignore the impact pumps can have on bottom lines.

Save up to 15% of your company’s annual fuel cost

Supplied by Telogis on 11 September, 2014

Fuel is the largest fleet operating expense, so efficient fuel utilisation is essential for running a profitable business.

What does green retrofitting mean for you?

Supplied by Schneider Electric Clipsal Partner on 04 September, 2014

The new trend for designing sustainable, energy-efficient buildings has taken a further step: green retrofitting of existing corporate properties.

The human element of the Safety Advisor's job - things that can (and do) go wrong

Supplied by on 05 August, 2014

Health and Safety Advisors are the heart of the organization in terms of knowledge about health and safety issues and preventing incidents. However, they are still humans, which means that they too can make mistakes.

Improve operational efficiency and provide a better customer experience

Supplied by ClickSoftware Australia Pty Ltd on 30 June, 2014

The cloud has taken the place of expensive and often limited on-premise infrastructure. With unprecedented integration to back-office information, the data becomes a new value-creating capability.

Now, there is an even greater opportunity for transformational improvements in productivity and service levels. What is this innovation?


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.

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

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

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