Monthly Archives: February 2013

By Alex Kirby A leading UK university is launching a research programme to help businesses and policy-makers to protect themselves from investments which could be left worthless by climate change. LONDON, 15 February – The University of Oxford has begun a programme of research to identify high-carbon sectors and assets that could be devalued or written off.
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According to Siobhan Toohill, a Green Building Council director and former sustainability head at Stockland, there’s a new stage of the sustainability revolution in the offing. The thinking right now is that the pioneering work, stage one, is done, and now it’s time for implementation, and perhaps less senior people can do that part of.
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The “NABERS Energy for data centres” rating system, a world first, was been launched in Australia in February 2013. The rating system measures and scores the operational energy efficiency of IT equipment housed by a data centre. It measures processing and storage capacity and determines the corresponding energy star rating. It also assesses the efficiency of infrastructure.
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A new study shows how simple behavior changes can drastically lower energy use in commercial buildings. FirstFuel, a Massachusetts-based company that analyses energy consumption in buildings, remotely examined utility data for 60 million square feet of commercial buildings across the U.S. It found that slightly more than half of energy efficiency opportunities could be realised.
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This transformational program by Australian Catholic University is preparation for the business world of the future, encouraging innovation from a place of insight, in a collaborative environment that nurtures entrepreneurial flair. Program content is relevant to a wide range of industry sectors and focuses on the practical, enduring and innovative approaches to becoming a highperformance.
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A growing aging population means greater demand for residential care services. Is the notion of an environmentally sustainable care home realistic? What is the current environmental impact of the residential care sector? Can reducing environmental impact have cost, health and wellbeing co-benefits? These questions are explored in a recent study, Sustainable Care Homes, carried out.
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