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New Zealand Green Star Performance is now launched

New Zealand’s Green Star Performance tool was officially launched last week. The low cost tool can be applied across all of NZ’s existing non-residential buildings including offices, hospitals, industrial units and schools.

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Australia’s off the charts on meat emissions

Greenhouse emissions from Australian diets are 200 per cent higher than those of a typical high-income country, new research has found, with the blame placed on our meat-heavy diets.

Materials of the future – they’re here

Just like climate change these materials are not of the future – they are here now. And their development must be accelerated if we want to reach zero carbon or better.

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Ross Harding and why Off the Grid festival works

According to Ross Harding, engineer, extreme-sustainability consultant and funky-gig organiser, if you’re going to have a solar-powered off-grid music and talk-fest it better be on the summer solstice on 22 December.

Ecosave growth goals surpassed as energy prices escalate

In just one year Ecosave has surpassed its own growth goals in the vast energy efficiency market unfolding at the upper end of the institutional and manufacturing property portfolios, thanks to fiercely rising prices in the sector.

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Ross Harding and why Off the Grid festival works

According to Ross Harding, engineer, extreme-sustainability consultant and funky-gig organiser, if you’re going to have a solar-powered off-grid music and talk-fest it better be on the summer solstice on 22 December.

Push for Melbourne’s metro stations to go biophilic

Could Melbourne’s new underground metro stations become leading examples of biophilic design principles in action? A research team from Deakin University and Ecopolis has given the Melbourne Metro Rail Authority every reason to try.

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Climate risk disclosure comes of age

Companies’ disclosure of business risks from climate change could become mandatory in a few years as pressure from investors gathers pace.

Visioning varieties of “mixed tenure” development

Mixed tenure – that is, mixing subsidised housing (social or affordable rental) with market housing – is an increasingly common feature of urban redevelopment. How best to do it, though, depends on what you are trying to achieve.

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Not just the petrolheads: we all waste energy slaves

Canberra-based science communicator Stuart McMillen regularly publishes non-fiction comics about social and environmental issues. We have previously featured his work on The Fifth Estate, including his comics Peak Oil, St…

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Cartoonist Stuart McMillen recently shared his comic Energy Slaves on The Fifth Estate, which looked at the human power needed to maintain our lifestyles. Now he has written a series of…

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For any of us that have felt deep concern about the lack of vision in government, We do things differently is a timely reminder of the power of grassroots innovation to create solutions to some of the world’s big challenges.

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https://www.behance.net/gallery/27951967/Local-socializator-Urbanfarm-Varsawies

New Zealand Green Star Performance is now launched

New Zealand’s Green Star Performance tool was officially launched last week. The low cost tool can be applied across all of NZ’s existing non-residential buildings including offices, hospitals, industrial units and schools.

cows in factory pexels

Australia’s off the charts on meat emissions

Greenhouse emissions from Australian diets are 200 per cent higher than those of a typical high-income country, new research has found, with the blame placed on our meat-heavy diets.

Materials of the future – they’re here

Just like climate change these materials are not of the future – they are here now. And their development must be accelerated if we want to reach zero carbon or better.

Jobs and Business News

Leeora Black ACCSR Deloitte

Leeora Black takes ACCSR to Deloitte

Leeora Black has taken her boutique team of consultants at the Australian Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility (ACCSR) to Deloitte, giving one of the big four accountants its own specialists in the field.

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Ross Harding and why Off the Grid festival works

According to Ross Harding, engineer, extreme-sustainability consultant and funky-gig organiser, if you’re going to have a solar-powered off-grid music and talk-fest it better be on the summer solstice on 22 December.

Push for Melbourne’s metro stations to go biophilic

Could Melbourne’s new underground metro stations become leading examples of biophilic design principles in action? A research team from Deakin University and Ecopolis has given the Melbourne Metro Rail Authority every reason to try.

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