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Premier’s Sustainability Awards 2021

Entries are open for the Premier’s Sustainability Awards 2021 until July 30, 2021. Sustainability Victoria runs the awards on behalf of the Victorian government to recognise and reward Victorians implementing sustainability initiatives across the state. The organisation says it hopes the awards will “inspire industry, businesses, communities, local governments, schools and individuals across Victoria to take action towards a […]


New phase-changing composites found to regulate temperatures

A study by researchers at Texas A&M University has discovered that 3D printable phase-change material (PCM) composites can regulate building temperatures. The composites can be added to building materials such as paint or incorporated as decorative accents, making it a cost-effective manufacturing process. Associate professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering and the […]

Airborne disease
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Infection transmission through air

The Indoor Air Quality Association Australia (IAQAA) is holding an online “Lunch and Learn” session about airborne disease transmission on Tuesday, August 3. Dr Jayne Morrow, former executive director of the US Science and Technology Council to the Obama administration, and leading microbiologist and molecular biologist, will be taking the session. She will discuss how […]


Working together to improve energy performance

A new report has found that if Australia and Germany worked together, they could increase the improvement rate of energy performance in existing buildings. The German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) commissioned the report from the Energy Efficiency Council, German-Australian Chamber of Industry and Commerce and adelphi. It is titled Further, faster, together: […]


Women’s Leadership scholarships

Women & Leadership Australia is offering partial scholarships from $1,000–5,000 for a variety of its leadership courses. Women working in the construction and engineering sector are encouraged to apply by Friday, September 10, 2021. Eligible courses include: Early career managersThe Leading Edge course is delivered part-time over four months, and is designed to enable the […]


Woolworths opens refrigeration apprenticeship program

Woolworths has opened applications across five states for its 2021 refrigeration apprenticeship program, including New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, South Australia and Western Australia. The four-year program offers the selected apprentice refrigeration technicians the opportunity to gain experience with the latest global refrigeration technologies. Woolworths says its refrigeration systems are at the forefront of technology. […]

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Improving energy performance in buildings

The Energy Efficiency Council and the International Energy Agency Energy in Buildings and Communities (IEA EBC) are hosting a webinar about improving energy performance in buildings on June 30, titled “Improving energy performance in existing buildings: An international review of trends in energy codes and performance standards”. The webinar will focus on the energy-saving opportunities […]