Ironbark Sustainability:

Real Action on climate

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Ironbark Sustainability is a specialist local government consultancy that works with councils and key local government stakeholders around Australia by assisting them to reduce energy and water usage through sustainable asset and data management and on-the-ground implementation. Over the last decade, we have assisted over 250 Australian councils with the implementation of sustainable asset management projects.

Our mission is to achieve real action on sustainability for councils and their communities.

Check out the hundreds of resources we've developed for councils, sign up to our newsletter so you don't miss the latest project or funding news, or contact us to discuss anything related to local government and sustainability. 

Webinar Invitation: Community Greenhouse Gas Emissions Profiles - Lessons from 81 Councils and Next Steps

Over the last 3 years, Ironbark have worked with 81 Australian councils to develop community-wide greenhouse gas (GHG) profiles (or inventories) for their municipality. It’s fair to say that through this process we have learnt a lot about community data and actions and built a wealth of experience for municipalities of all types! We now have a team of 5 staff at Ironbark working in this area. Come along to our webinar on Monday 29th October 2018 to hear some big updates on how councils having been using profiles; the latest on data sources, methods and approach; communicating emissions profiles; how profiles relate to your councils’ Science Derived Target (SDT) and carbon budget; how the latest IPCC report impacts on your profile and carbon budget; and more... 

Australia Hits Half A Million Energy Efficient Street Lights! Number 500,000 Installed in Campbelltown, South Australia

It's a special moment for councils around Australia with the 500,000th energy efficient street light installed. Light number 500,000 was installed in the City of Campbelltown in the north-east suburbs of Adelaide, which is fitting given the pace of change and number of LEDs now being installed throughout South Australia. The half-a-million light milestone comes just over four years since the first LED bulk changeover in Australia in the City of Warrnambool on the Victorian south-west coast. Congratulations to Campbelltown and SA Power Networks for hitting this major milestone

Science-Derived Targets for Local Government Webinar: Online Now! 

Ironbark have worked with Sustainability Victoria to deliver a series of carbon accounting webinars as part of the Local Government Energy Saver (LGES) Program. The webinars covered greenhouse emissions reporting for corporate and community; greenhouse gas data management and science based targets. The webinars are now available! 

Are You Ready for the Smart Lighting Revolution? Special Council Webinar now online!

There is always big news in the street lighting world. Some of it requires thought and planning. Some of it will impact how you do your job. We've packaged a host of  valuable information for you... Australian Local Government Smart Lighting Pilots; Stranded Assets; the Minimata Convention; Regulation Changes and more. Take a look at our council webinar to hear the latest on smart street lighting direct from Australia's experts and what it means for you and your council. 

Big South Australian Smart Lighting Program Update and Webinar.

Well it’s been a big, big, big few months in South Australian street lighting. We’ve had a few LED projects start and some of the larger ones like Onkaparinga wrap-up (ahead of time!). In the last few weeks alone the Cities of Unley and Campbelltown have both resolved to changeover to LEDs through the PLC tariff and the LGA have announced that they are no longer progressing on their bid to establish a public lighting company to own, operate and manage street lighting. So what next? Watch our special South Australian Smart Lighting Program Webinar where we’ll take you through everything you need to know to get up to speed and plan your projects.

Stop press: As of early August 2018 the Australian Energy Regulator (AER) has also confirmed that public lighting services in SA will now be regulated and classified as Alternative Control Services (ACS).

Ketan Joshi
Ironbark @Ironbarksustain
22 October

Meanwhile, the going price for pockets of wind and sunlight remains steady at $0, up from $0 last year but down from $0 before that

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Ironbark @Ironbarksustain
21 October

Hear you loud and clear. Still not sure if it’s a #hoax

Ironbark @Ironbarksustain
19 October

#FAKEMOON! We thought this was an early April Fools Day joke at first... Apparently not. This is why you have to be so flexible with any plans for 5-10 years into the future, let alone ~20 years that #streetlights are up for #LED #localgov #efficiency

Ironbark @Ironbarksustain
17 October

@mcannonbrookes @BrettBearham @ColinKinner Here’s our research showing how we can have as much RE as we want, export & be a superpower:

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Ironbark Sustainability

Suite 8, 70-80 Wellington Street
Collingwood VIC 3066

1300 288 262