Engineering Reimagined - Aurecon podcast
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Aurecon debuts Engineering Reimagined podcast

Global engineering and infrastructure advisory company Aurecon has announced its foray into podcasting with the release of Engineering Reimagined. In it, Aurecon employees interview experts on topics that are “changing our world”. The series will focus on people’s envisioning of the future, as well as their roles within it. “We want our audience, and ourselves, […]

Sustainable Development Symposium
Events and conferences

India to host Sustainable Development Symposium

The Asia-Pacific Sustainable Development Symposium has extended its calls for abstracts through to January 31. Supported by the United Nations’ One Planet Network and the Inter-University Sustainable Development Research Programme, the Symposium committee is seeking ideas, real-world experiences and case studies. These topics can relate to education for sustainability; built environment sustainability; circularity in the […]

Call for nomination for an AIRAH representative on Standards Australia committee EV-007
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AIRAH seeks EV-007 air quality representative

The Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heating (AIRAH) has put out a call for a representative on the Standards Australia committee EV-007 – Methods for Examination of Air. The scope of work for this committee is standardisation in the measurement of ambient air quality, indoor air quality and stationary source emissions. The committee’s […]

The Fern in Sydney is Australia's first high rise Certified Passive House
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Inside Sydney’s new Passivhaus apartments

A new breed of sustainable housing has landed in Sydney’s inner-city with the opening of The Fern. The 11-unit development from Steele Associates is Australia’s first certified Passive House high-rise project. It endeavours to “set a new standard in sustainable urban living where luxury, lifestyle and comfort co-exist.” “This is a significant milestone for construction […]

Australia's WGEA is preparing to release its fifth year of data collection on workplace gender equality
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Australia awaits gender equality scorecard

The federal government’s Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) is set to release its 2017–18 gender reporting data on November 13 at the National Press Club in Canberra. “Australia’s role in encouraging gender diversity is based on our distinctive gender equality reporting system,” says a WGEA spokesperson. “We now have a comprehensive, world-leading dataset which enables […]

Industrial Equipment Energy Efficiency Program
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Government seeks input for industrial MEPS program

The Department of the Environment and Energy is seeking key stakeholders to help establish minimum energy performance standards (MEPS) for industrial equipment. This will cover industrial and commercial-scale pumps, boilers and air compressors in Australia and New Zealand. Energy efficiency requirements are already in place for a wide range of products and tools under the Greenhouse […]