Ironbark Sustainability:

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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. 

Local Government and Climate Change Survey 2017

Ironbark are thrilled to announce that we’ve teamed up with ICLEI Oceania and Beyond Zero Emissions (BZE) to develop the most comprehensive local government and climate change survey Australian councils and communities have ever witnessed! We're inviting Australian council and community stakeholders to take part in the survey to better understand local government climate change actions, policies, strategies and targets. The survey will identify successful case studies across Australia and help to identify challenges and barriers faced by different councils, leading to policy recommendations and better climate outcomes.

Webinar: Joining the Solar Goldrush - Which Bandwagon To Jump On?

The number of ways local government can source solar power is growing exponentially, but what should councils do about storage, power purchase agreements, the Renewable Energy Target, National Energy Guarantee, community solar and peer-to-peer trading? On Tuesday 5th December join Ironbark and guests Adam Zaborszczyk of City of Melbourne, Harry Fricke of City of Moonee Valley and Mark Shorter of Eurobodalla Council for a webinar to discuss their learnings from solar and pursuing 100% renewable energy targets. 

Monitoring and Evaluating Climate Adaptation Plans and Initiatives

Close Ironbark friend and local government expert Helen Scott, a PhD Candidate at RMIT University, is looking into monitoring and evaluation of climate change adaptation in local governments. We’re promoting her survey, which is the first step in a broader research project and encourage all local governments to complete the survey, whether you are undertaking climate change adaptation initiatives or not.

Light Years Ahead: The Gold Standard for NSW LED Projects

Light Years Ahead wins Green Globe at this year’s NSW State Government’s awards for sustainability! This is the officially the gold standard approach for delivering on LED changeovers in NSW. As well as working on Light Years Ahead, Ironbark have worked with WSROC to organise successful forums where DNSP and other stakeholders discussed street lighting (of course) and a variety of other topics, both at the council and regional level. Find out more here.

Civic Building Woes - A Case Study for Dealing with Discomfort

Managing large buildings is a complex undertaking, and when a building has a combination of energy inefficiency and discomfort issues, it’s hard to know where to start. Ironbark recently partnered with HuxConnect and a team of lighting and HVAC engineers to assist at Bayside City Council’s administration building. Close to 100 multi-metric sensors were distributed around the building capturing temperature and light levels (as well as other variables such as CO2). Check out the results!

103 Australian Councils have now Installed LEDs

There have been over 417,000 street lights already changed over in Australia, representing nearly 20% of all lights. If you want to start an LED changeover now, then there's nothing stopping you learning from the 103 Australian councils that have already completed a bulk changeover. Check out what the industry has learnt from these 103 councils and come and join the LED lighting revolution!

One Planet Councils: How Does Your Council Compare?

Having developed One Planet Council Gap Analysis reports for councils around Australia, (including Yarra, the City of Greater Geraldton, City of Moreland, City of Subiaco, City of Bayside and others) Ironbark now has valuable data and tools that allow any council to find out how they measure up against international best-practice and other leading Australian councils across all aspects of sustainability.

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15 November

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14 November

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12 November

330+ political leaders adopted the Bonn-Fiji Commitment of Local & Regional Leaders to Deliver the #ParisAgreement

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Ironbark Sustainability

Suite 8, 70-80 Wellington Street
Collingwood VIC 3066

1300 288 262