Webinar Property: Environmental Upgrade Finance

WEBINAR SERIES 2014 Association for Sustainability in Business Inc

Webinar Property: Environmental Upgrade Finance – financial mechanism for commercial and light industrial property

DATE: Thursday 11th September 2014
TIME: 1.00 -1.45 PM
DURATION: 45 minutes, 30 minutes presentation followed by 15 minutes Q&A

This 45-minute live webinar session will cover:

Environmental upgrade financial mechanism for commercial and light Australia’s commercial and industrial building stock needs upgrading, to reduce energy costs, cut greenhouse gas emissions, improve the work environment for staff and customers and boost productivity. However, the up-front costs of retrofits can be daunting for building owners. Environmental Upgrade Finance offers a new, low risk financing option that could unlock these opportunities and kick-start the commercial and industrial building retrofit market. However, the property sector is yet to fully embrace this form of finance.

ClimateWorks will present the:

  • benefits of Environmental Upgrade Finance over traditional forms of finance,
  • types of situations in which this form of finance is the best option for building owners and their tenants
  • real-life case studies from buildings across New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia.

About the Presenter

Eli Court, Project Manager, ClimateWorks

Eli Court webinarSince joining ClimateWorks in May 2012, Eli has managed the stakeholder engagement for two major research projects the City of Melbourne roadmap towards its zero net emissions goal, and the Tracking Progress Towards a Low Carbon Economy project. He co-authored the whole-of-economy National Progress Report in the Tracking Progress series, and supported the development of the five detailed sector reports. Prior to joining ClimateWorks, Eli had extensive experience in developing public policy and working with government, having worked as a lawyer for the Victorian Government Solicitor’s Office and Legal Policy Officer for the Victorian Department of Justice. He also has broad knowledge of energy-related industries and energy policy in Australia and internationally through his role as Energy Policy Advocate at the Moreland Energy Foundation.

SUITABLE FOR:

The webinar is for property sector specifically commercial and light industry projects.

  • Architects
  • Sustainability Managers
  • Facilities Managers
  • Building and construction

FEEDBACK: You can also submit questions prior the webinar to association@sustainabilitybusiness.asn.au

WHAT IS A WEBINAR? : A webinar is an educational session delivered via the internet, so you can join in from any location, anywhere

There are no fees or charges to attend
Limited to 50 participants

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If you missed the webinar

The webinar recording will for members on the website of the Association for Sustainability in Business following the webinar.

Webinar: Urban Waters contribution to liveability

WEBINAR SERIES 2014 Association for Sustainability in Business Inc

Webinar: Urban Waters contribution to liveability

DATE: Thursday July 17, 2014

TIME 1.00-1.45

DURATION: 45 minutes, 30 minutes presentation followed by 15 minutes Q&A

ABOUT THE PRESENTER

Alieta Donald

Manager Strategy and Research at Water Services Association of Australia (WSAA)

Alieta DonaldAlieta oversees WSAA leadership for opportunities and issues of national significance relating to integrated water cycle management, water security, climate change adaptation, water efficiency, public health and water quality. Alieta also oversees WSAA’s Research Strategy, which includes influencing the national and international research agenda, facilitating collaboration and knowledge sharing between members and the wider research community, and developing processes to encourage innovation and measure research. Alieta manages the WSAA Board’s Healthy Liveable Communities Committee and a number of the WSAA networks.

FEEDBACK: You can also submit questions prior the webinar to association@sustainability.asn.au

WHAT IS A WEBINAR? : A webinar is an educational session delivered via the internet, so you can join in from any location, anywhere

There are no fees or charges to attend
Limited to 50 participants

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If you missed the webinar

The webinar recordings will be available to members of the Association for Sustainability in Business on the Association website.

 

             

Webinar: Sustainability Career Outlook

WEBINAR SERIES 2014 Association for Sustainability in Business Inc

Webinar: Sustainability Career Outlook

DATE: Thursday 19th June 2014
TIME: 1-1.45 PM
DURATION: 45 minutes, 30 minutes presentation followed by 15 minutes Q&A

OVERVIEW

This 45 miniute live webinar session will cover:

Employment projections and outlook for sustainability careers including:

  • salary
  • expected job prospects
  • education, training, and credentials requirements
  • areas of demand

About the Presenter

Lisa Tarry, Managing Director of Turning Green Pty Ltd a career consultancy and recruitment firm

Lisa Tarry Webinar PresenterLisa Tarry is a recognised sustainability career expert advising recent graduates, career transitioners and experienced sustainability professionals on their journeys into and through the multifaceted sustainability field. She is founder and Managing Director of Turning Green Pty Ltd a career consultancy and recruitment firm in operation since 2008 focused on placing candidates with the skills and experience required to embed sustainability into the core of a business to improve cost efficiencies and drive revenue growth. Lisa has worked in London and Sydney in both a consultancy environment and within corporations managing the talent sourcing requirements for Jones Lang LaSalle, American Express and Caltex. Her academic qualifications include a diploma in Human Resources from the UK, a Cert IV in Carbon Management and a Masters in Business and Technology focused on organisational sustainability and sustainable energy management. She also sits on the Ethical Policy Review Board for EcoDirectory.

WHAT IS A WEBINAR? : A webinar is an educational session delivered via the internet, so you can join in from any location, anywhere

FEEDBACK: You can also submit questions prior the webinar to association@sustainability.asn.au

There are no fees or charges to attend
Limited to 50 participants

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If you missed the webinar

The webinar recording will be available for members on the Association for Sustainability in Business website.

World’s urban waste mountain remains a growing problem

The amount of rubbish generated by city dwellers is set to rise steeply in the next two decades, with much of the increase coming in fast-growing cities in developing countries, according to a World Bank report published on Wednesday.

The amount of municipal solid waste is growing fastest in China – which overtook the US as the world’s largest waste generator in 2004 – other parts of east Asia, and parts of eastern Europe and the Middle East, the report says. Growth rates for rubbish in these areas are similar to their rates for urbanisation and increases in GDP.

The report estimates the amount of municipal solid waste will rise from the current 1.3bn tonnes a year to 2.2bn by 2025. The annual cost of solid waste management is projected to rise from $205bn to $375bn, with cost increasing most sharply in poorer countries. The report’s authors point to a looming crisis in waste treatment as living standards rise and urban populations grow.

“Improving solid waste management, especially in the rapidly growing cities of low-income countries, is becoming a more and more urgent issue,” said Rachel Kyte, vice-president of sustainable development at the World Bank. “The findings of this report are sobering, but they also offer hope that once the extent of this issue is recognised, local and national leaders, as well as the international community, will mobilise to put in place programmes to reduce, reuse, recycle, or recover as much waste as possible before burning it (and recovering the energy) or otherwise disposing of it. Measuring the extent of the problem is a critical first step to resolving it.”

The report notes that municipal solid waste management is the most important service a city provides. In poorer countries, rubbish collection and processing is often the largest single budget item for cities, and one of the largest employers.

You might also like “Beijing buys a waste management company to solve its pollution problems—but it won’t work“… here

The Association for Sustainability in Business Inc recently held a webinar titled “The State of Waste” by Mike Ritchie.

If you missed the webinar

The webinar recording will be going on the Association for Sustainability in Business website. The webinar recordings will be available to members of the Association for Sustainability in Business in a member only section.

Its free to join the Association for Sustainability in Business, www.sustainability.asn.au

 

Webinar: Solar – Building the business case for solar generation

Webinar: Solar – Building the business case for solar generation
DATE: Thursday 15 May 2014
WHEN:1.00 to 1.45 pm 45 minutes
DURATION: 30 minutes presentation, 15 minutes Q&A

This 45-minute live webinar session will cover:

free_9416473The core methodologies for building the business case for on-site solar energy investment. The best insights for implementing solar solutions to existing buildings. Learn key factors to consider (or avoid) as you move through a solar discovery journey, hearing case studies and outside the box solutions that will add value to your business.

Session takeaways:

  • Building a business case for on-site solar energy investments
  • Ways you can optimise your solar investment
  • Understanding the available finance opportunities for solar projects

Jane Bond - HeadshotAbout your presenter
Mrs Jane Bond, Manager, Business Improvement & Market Intelligence, SunPower Corporation

There are no fees or charges to attend: Limited to 50 participants

 

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If you miss the webinar… the recording will be going on the Association website in a few weeks.  The recordings will be available in the members section. Its free to join the Association.  www.sustainabilitybusiness.com.au

Environment and Sustainability in Regional Australia

The Australian Regional Development Conference is being held in Albury, 15-16 October, 2014.

This conference “Where to from Here?” will provide equal focus to the advancement of economic and social outcomes for regional Australia.

Australian Regional Development ConferenceThe conference provides the opportunity to discuss the challenges, opportunities and future of regional Australia.

Call for Abstracts for The Australian Regional Development Conference, Albury.

There will be a stream on Environment and Sustainability in Regional Australia and keynote speakers on Environment and Sustainability issues.

Authors or organisations interested in submitting a paper or presenting a workshop are invited to submit an abstract of no more than 300 words outlining the aims, contents and conclusions of their paper or presentation; or about their intended role in a workshop.

Topics being presented include Sustainable, Natural resource management, Murray Basin, Solar, Wind Farms, waste management.

 

Important Dates

28th April 2014 – Abstracts Close

To submit your abstract online, please visit the conference website www.regionaldevelopment.org.au or for further information, please email secretariat@regionaldevelopment.org.au

Australian Industry Takes on Sustainable Urban Development

green constructionSustainable urban development has been a  hot topic in the urban planning and construction industry for some time.

There is a growing need and demand for sustainable communities, suburbs and cities in Australia.

The 7th International Urban Design Conference will be held at the Intercontinental, Adelaide from Monday the 1st to Wednesday 3rd of September 2014.

The Conference will feature industry leaders from Australia and around the world, to share innovations, provide education and garner tools in order to tackle the next green frontier: Designing Productive Cities

The conference “Designing Productive Cities” will explore the framework required for creating today’s cities, the process of designing and shaping our cities to make them more functional, attractive and sustainable.

We will examine affordable housing and diversity for “Gen Y” who are interested in more compact design models. For the rapidly growing ageing population sector, we will discuss isolation, location, ease of transport, mobility and affordability.

Designing productive cities also has other considerations including Social Equity, Inclusion and developing meaningful relationships and interconnectivity between Cities and Regional Australia.

 Conference Streams will include but not be limited to:

  • Visualisation
  • Strategic Planning
  • Whole City Thinking
  • Urban Design Projects
  • Urban Informatics / Smart Cities
  • Active Transport
  • International Design
  • Issues in Construction
  • Financing for Compact Cities

To find out more about the 7th International Urban Design Conference  please visit the Conference website http://urbandesignaustralia.com.au/