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Australian-first study at Fairwater shows power saving benefits of geothermal tech

Australian-first study at Fairwater shows power saving benefits of geothermal tech

20 October 2022

Residents in flagship Frasers Property community in western Sydney reap rewards
  • Three-year study of 750 homes at Fairwater community showed 21 per cent reduction in annual electricity consumption
  • Findings will inform government policy and be shared with other developers

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International Review of Policies and Programs for Low Emissions Building Materials

International Review of Policies and Programs for Low Emissions Building Materials

20 September 2022

Government policy to cut embodied carbon emissions is a relatively new field. This research has investigated the policy landscape, both internationally and here in Australia, to identify what has been implemented to date. It is clear that policy has a …

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Over 100 organisations join forces in push for improved energy efficiency in Australian homes

Over 100 organisations join forces in push for improved energy efficiency in Australian homes

10 August 2022

10 August 2022 – An alliance of more than 100 property, community, health and environmental organisations has today issued a forceful call to the country’s Building Ministers to lift the energy efficiency of new homes built in Australia.

The powerful …

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Regional Australia has huge potential for decarbonisation potential across ‘hard to abate’ supply chains find the latest report of the Australian Industry Energy Transitions Initiative 

Regional Australia has huge potential for decarbonisation potential across ‘hard to abate’ supply chains find the latest report of the Australian Industry Energy Transitions Initiative 

20 June 2022

20 June 2022, Melbourne – Major industrial regions – including the Pilbara, Kwinana, Hunter, Illawarra and Gladstone – have the natural resources, workforce and baseline infrastructure that can be expanded to support Australia’s net zero transition, according to a report

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Government and Industry working towards sustainable built environment through MECLA

Government and Industry working towards sustainable built environment through MECLA

16 May 2022

16 May 2022, Sydney – To celebrate MECLA’s one year birthday, high ranking government officials and industry CEOs came together to discuss their zero carbon commitments and pledges to drive down carbon emissions. The level of transformation and decarbonisation required …

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Green light for net zero Decarbonisation Hub

Green light for net zero Decarbonisation Hub

9 May 2022

9 May 2022, Sydney – Research, development and commercialisation for decarbonisation technology in NSW is being fast tracked, with a $15 million investment in the NSW Decarbonisation Innovation Hub.

NSW Treasurer and Minister for Energy Matt Kean said the Hub

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International Policy Review of Low Embodied Carbon Construction Materials

International Policy Review of Low Embodied Carbon Construction Materials

1 April 2022

1 April 2022, Sydney – On the 31st of March 2022 Climate-KIC Australia, WWF and Presync, as an extension of their roles with MECLA, held a workshop to present their research on the emerging policies in jurisdictions around the …

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MECLA Spotlight on Concrete and Cement

MECLA Spotlight on Concrete and Cement

14 March 2022

14 March 2022, Sydney – Cement manufacturing accounts for approximately 7% of global carbon emissions. To ensure a sustainable future the industry must make significant regulatory, technological, structural and behavioural changes across the entire concrete and cement value chain. To …

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European Union Australian Climate Business Network wraps up with eyes to the future

European Union Australian Climate Business Network wraps up with eyes to the future

1 March 2022

1 March 2022, MelbourneThe EU-Australian Climate Business Network completed its current two and a half year program of knowledge sharing and engagement activities early this year. An initiative of the European Union, for which Climate KIC was the …

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Home retrofits would cut energy use, increase comfort of Australian homes – new study

Home retrofits would cut energy use, increase comfort of Australian homes – new study

13 December 2021

13 December 2021, Perth – Promising findings from the latest report out of the Reliable Affordable Clean Energy for 2030 Cooperative Research Centre (RACE for 2030 CRC), validates the growing interest in the need for Australian home retrofits for …

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