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Monash University inks MoU with Engie to accelerate Net Zero Initiative

Monash University has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with global energy company Engie. The two organisations will explore opportunities to co-develop scalable zero-carbon solutions that accelerate the implementation of Monash’s Net Zero Initiative, winner of the 2018 United Nations “Momentum for Change Award”.  As part of its broader scope, the collaboration to be developed […]

Howard Springs quarantine facility in the NT
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Purpose-built quarantine facilities a must for every state

Australian governments must construct purpose-built COVID-19 quarantine facilities in every state regardless of the nation’s progress with vaccinations. So argues leading epidemiologist at UNSW Sydney, Professor Mary-Louise McLaws, who says the buildings could be constructed relatively quickly and cheaply as modular structures using prefabricated components. Although the federal government has now agreed to fund a […]

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IIR develops model to calculate cold chain CO2 emissions

The International Institute of Refrigeration (IIR) has developed a model to calculate the CO2 emissions for each stage of the cold chain and for all countries in the world. Explained in the IIR’s latest Informatory Note, the model allows comparisons between the CO2 emissions associated with the current and “improved” versions of the global cold chain. According to […]

Dr Martin White of City University London
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Using waste heat to power a sustainable future

Future turbine optimisation could mean considerably more efficient use of waste heat from the manufacturing industry, and in so doing reduce its environmental footprint. That’s the finding by City University of London’s Dr Martin White, whose research appears in Applied Thermal Engineering. The research explores a novel organic Rankine cycle system, based on a two-phase […]


Roadmap aims to improve insulation installation

A coalition of insulation, building and organisations focused on energy efficiency has released a joint Roadmap for quality control and safety in insulation installation. The roadmap sets out a series of actions to ensure that insulation is installed following best-practice processes for quality control and safety. “Insulation is an essential component of a healthy, comfortable […]

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Testo releases new thermal imager testo 883

Measuring technology supplier Testo has released its thermal imager testo 883. “This thermal imager, which offers the best image quality and automatic image management, was developed and manufactured entirely in Germany, and greatly reduces the day-to-day workload of those who specialise in the efficient operation of plants,” the company says. The testo 883 thermal imager […]