Posts tagged with ‘Environment’

  • LJ Hooker goes green to cuts costs

    By Dan Gaffney on March 27, 2014
    Good for business, good for the environment. That’s the catch-cry of LJ Hooker’s sustainability program, which is helping its real estate network cut leading business costs – power, paper and petrol. Launched in early 2012, LJ Hooker’s 3Ps program puts sustainability at the centre of the biggest motivators in the real estate sector – sales and savings. The 3Ps program gives its […]
  • Extinction crisis looms in Oceania: landmark study

    By Dan Gaffney on March 5, 2014
    Governments must act urgently to halt loss of habitats and invading species that are posing major threats to biodiversity and causing species extinctions across Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands, according to a landmark new study. Published in the international journal Conservation Biology, the report is the first comprehensive review of more than 24,000 scientific publications related to conservation in […]
  • Going solar: UNSW launches star power

    By Dan Gaffney on January 23, 2014
    Solar electric power is the fastest-growing energy market in the world. Demand is growing at more than 40 per cent annually, which is good news for an energy source recognised as one of the best ways to transition to a cleaner, sustainable energy future. UNSW is a world leader in solar cell technology, with a substantial portfolio of patented technologies, […]
  • The changing course of water in our landscape

    By Dan Gaffney on January 22, 2014
    One vital element has the ability to alter our environments forever – water. Forget oil. Water is becoming the world’s most precious commodity, with water security and innovation in conservation, management and recycling increasingly driving nations’ responses to climate change. UNSW researchers are taking an integrated approach to research across the entire water cycle, with projects as varied as recycling, […]
  • Barrington Tops getaway

    By Dan Gaffney on January 13, 2014
    Covering an area of 95,000 hectares, Barrington Tops National Park is a wilderness area three hours north of Sydney featuring pristine streams, waterfalls, lush rainforest, and an abundance of wildlife. Forming part of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia the park rises from near sea level to 1500m and protects one of the largest temperate rainforests on the continent, together with a […]
  • Software powers CSIRO’s carbon-neutral target

    By Dan Gaffney on November 28, 2013
    CSIRO’s ambition to become carbon-neutral by 2015 is being powered by software to track and manage its environmental footprint. Australia’s national science agency hopes to halve its water and waste profile and achieve efficiency gains through greener procurement, behaviour change, and greater use of renewable energy. CSIRO appointed Envizi to assist its sustainability efforts after considering proposals from several software […]
  • GPT – sustainability adds value to commercial property

    By Dan Gaffney on November 25, 2013
    The GPT Group invests in sustainability for one simple reason: it delivers financial value to investors, customers and stakeholder communities. It is also consistent with the company’s corporate strategy of “creating and sustaining environments that enrich people’s lives.” Since 2005 GPT Group has posted a string of positive environmental results across its portfolio of 45 commercial and retail properties: a […]
  • Ramsay Healthcare: financial grade sustainability reporting

    By Dan Gaffney on November 22, 2013
    Reputation, risk and compliance reporting were key drivers for Ramsay Health to adopt technology that gives the company real time visibility of its energy and environmental footprint. The ASX-listed healthcare provider caters to broad health care needs, including complex surgery, psychiatric care and rehabilitation. The company operates 9,000 beds, employs 30,000 staff on three continents, admitting more than one million […]