The Australian Government Department of Industry has appointed ACIL Allen Consulting to undertake an independent review of the Commercial Building Disclosure (CBD) Program. The purpose of the review is to assess the CBD Program’s objectives, the effectiveness of the program in promoting energy efficiency and its interaction.Read more
Monthly Archives: September 2014
Tony McMichael, a foremost leader in the field of global environmental change and health and Professor Emeritus of Population Health at the ANU, passed away in Canberra on 26 September 2014. Tributes are pouring in from around the world, recognising this profound loss and honouring his legacy. A summary of his career can be found.Read more
Corso North Lakes is one of Australia’s first public Green Star buildings with a five star rating. It is Moreton Bay Regional Council’s new $45 million community and commercial complex located at 10 The Corso, North Lakes. The state-of-the-art facility opened on Saturday 13 September, 2014 showcasing a.Read more
September 16, 2014 — A major new report released by a commission of global leaders finds that governments and businesses can improve economic growth and reduce their carbon emissions together. Rapid technological innovation and new investment in infrastructure are making it possible today to tackle climate change at the same time as improving economic performance. “The.Read more
By Dylan McConnell, University of MelbourneRead more
We have 9,000 megawatts (nine big power stations equivalent) of excess capacity in electricity generation … We have more than 15% overcapacity in generation in Australia - Industry minister Ian Macfarlane, ABC Radio, September 9.
Capacity and supplyIn electricity markets, “capacity” is used to describe the total potential technical.
Each year, the US based Green Retail Decisions Innovation Summit brings the retail sector together in search of greener business models. Although, the Green Retail Decisions Innovation Summit is an exclusive invitation-only event for retail industry senior executives and leading industry suppliers, a special report has been compiled which provides an overview of the summit.Read more
By Lawrence Yu, JHA Consulting Engineers 4 September 2014: With round one of the Building Resilience to Climate Change program currently open in New South Wales, it is the perfect time for local government to prepare for future extreme heat waves by investigating possible upgrades for their.Read more
[caption id="attachment_3327" align="alignright" width="218"] Romily Madew[/caption] 4 September 2014: The Australia and New Zealand real estate market is the world’s greenest, according to the latest Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB). The report, which analysed data from 637 listed property companies and private equity real.Read more
The Climate and Health Alliance and the Climate Council have released a Joint Statement on the Health Effects of Coal in Australia in response to the Inquiry report from Hazelwood coal mine fire in Victoria, saying: “Australia’s heavy reliance on coal for electricity generation and massive coal.Read more