Events and conferences

Attention energy sector stakeholders – your help is required

Energy sector stakeholders are being asked to share their thoughts on the risks and opportunities facing market participants as Australia’s energy sector rapidly transforms. They can do this by completing a survey. Dr Sam Button from multidisciplinary consultancy Aurecon is presenting at Australian Energy Week on June 13, discussing how large energy consumers can stay […]


NDY lends a helping hand to Melbourne City Mission

Engineering design group Norman Disney & Young, A Tetra Tech Company (NDY), recently provided pro bono engineering services to support the development of Melbourne City Mission’s (MCM) new youth refuge centre, Frontyard Youth Services. Frontyard provides 24/7 intensive support and crisis accommodation services for homeless and at-risk youth. It is a world-first model that includes […]

General News

Coalition of the chilling to combat climate change

Launched at the First Global Conference on Synergies between the 2030 Agenda and Paris Agreement recently held in Copenhagen, the Cool Coalition is a global effort led by major government and private organisations to promote clean and efficient cooling methods. Included in the Cool Coalition are the UN Environment initiative, the Climate and Clean Air […]


GCP releases detailed technical application information

The Global Cooling Prize (GCP), a worldwide competition to spur the development of radically more energy-efficient cooling technology, has released its Detailed Technical Application. “We’re very excited to announce that we’ve released the Detailed Technical Application,” say staffers from the Global Cooling Prize. “In this stage of the Prize, applicants must submit comprehensive information about […]

General News

K-CEP establishes Million Cool Roofs Challenge

The Kigali Cooling Efficiency program (K-CEP) has announced the Million Cool Roofs Challenge. A US$2 million global competition, the initiative is designed to rapidly scale up the deployment of highly solar-reflective “cool” roofs in developing countries. The Challenge will award US$100,000 grants to up to 10 teams this year to deploy solar reflective coating and/or […]


Davina Rooney named GBCA chief executive

Davina Rooney will join the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) as the organisation’s new chief executive officer. Rooney replaces Romilly Madew. Boasting a civil engineering background, Rooney was most recently in a senior sustainability position at property group Stockland. “Davina is a well-known and highly respected leader in our sector, and we are delighted […]


SMART researchers aim to optimise building HVAC

Researchers from the University of Wollongong (UOW) are exploring ways to keep building temperatures consistent within a set comfort zone. A collaboration between the university’s SMART Infrastructure Facility, industry and government, the research team is focusing on optimising building HVAC. “The project’s focus is to increase the efficiency of building environments,” says team leader and senior […]


ASBEC applauds focus on energy efficiency

The Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council (ASBEC) has welcomed the federal government’s recent announcement of its additional investment in energy efficiency. ASBEC is particularly impressed with the clear focus on improving the energy and emissions performance of buildings. ASBEC’s modelling has shown that with appropriate support, Australia’s building sector could deliver over a quarter of […]