Oceania

To assist businesses in moving towards the full roll-out of the program a transition period was in place for the previous 12 months.The disclosure of a full Building Energy Efficiency Certificate (BEEC) is a requirement under the Program. A BEEC is comprised of:A rating under the National Australian Built Environment Rating Scheme (NABERS)A Tenancy Lighting Energy Efficiency Assessment; andGuidance on how the building’s energy efficiency may be improved. 
Post date: 30 Nov 2011
Type: News

The city, among other things is offering A$40,000 ($40,500) in grants to help Sydney-located businesses cut their power bills and carbon emissions by improving the energy efficiency of their offices.  To read the original article, please click here.
Post date: 18 Nov 2011
Type: News

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Post date: 18 Nov 2011
Type: News

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Post date: 21 Set 2011
Type: Evento

The ‘Call for Abstracts’ is now open and will close on 8 October 2011. To submit your abstract please see the Call for Abstracts page.The ‘Call for Workshop Proposals’ is currently open and will close on 30 September 2011 – click here to find out more
Post date: 21 Set 2011
Type: News

The Australian government unveiled plans two months ago to impose a tax on carbon emissions from July 2012, before moving to a carbon trading system from mid-2015. "Australia's decision to put a price on carbon emissions is, in our view, an important step, both environmentally and economically," European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso said on Monday after talks with Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard in Canberra.
Post date: 8 Set 2011
Type: News

This specification is intended to be a guide for designing an Active House, as a building that combines energy efficiency with specific attention to the indoor climate and focus on user’s health and well-being. The scope of this specification is residential buildings. The Active House specification is intended to be a guideline for construction and design industries at an international level. It seeks innovative approaches at technical levels whilst introducing goals of architectural quality and environmental design responsiveness and still securing energy efficiency.
Post date: 15 Apr 2011
Type: News

"The cost to install solar panels has reduced substantially since the Solar Credits mechanism was first announced in December 2008, driven by a strong economy, a high dollar and falling technology costs," Mr Combet said. "In this time, demand for solar installations has also increased rapidly, as the out-of-pocket cost to households has dropped and generous State and Territory feed-in tariffs have provided additional support to households. As a result, the phase out of the Solar Credits multiplier will be brought forward by one year, from:5 to 4 on 1 July 2011;
Post date: 2 Dic 2010
Type: News

The commercial building sector currently accounts for about 10 per cent of Australia’s total greenhouse gas emissions. "Improving the energy efficiency of buildings is one of the fastest and most cost-effective ways to reduce Australia’s carbon emissions," Mr Dreyfus said. "For every one-star increase in an office building’s energy rating there is an estimated 15 per cent saving in energy costs per year." Mr Dreyfus officially launched the program at the Pixel Building in Melbourne, Australia’s first carbon neutral commercial office building.
Post date: 18 Nov 2010
Type: News

The findings of the Report will complement improvements in energy efficiency that the Government is making through the National Energy Efficiency Strategy and other energy efficiency programs. The recommendations of this report will also be considered as part of the Government’s Energy White Paper process.
Post date: 15 Ott 2010
Type: News