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Ironbark frequently contributes reports, information and time to the sector. Over the last decade we have written hundreds of articles, delivered webinars and developed presentations and reports that we have promoted through this website, our newsletter and social media.

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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...

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The number of ways local government can source solar power is growing exponentially. The actual panels are now old hat, but what should councils do about battery storage, power purchase agreements, the Renewable Energy Target and National Energy Guarantee, community solar, peer-to-peer trading and more. These opportunities are exciting but can be confusing and leave many councils wondering where to start.

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Ironbark Sustainability is supporting PhD Research relevant to local government across Australia, and internationally. 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. Many Australian councils have assessed their risk and vulnerability to the impacts of climate change, and are implementing climate change adaptation actions to lessen this risk. However,...

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Ironbark Sustainability assisted WSROC to deliver the Light Years Ahead program which is now award winning, having taken the Green Globe under the category of Resource Efficiency in this year’s NSW State Government’s awards for sustainability. The program demonstrates a gold standard approach for planning and implementation, as well as ticking all the boxes in terms of demonstrating the financial, social and environmental benefits of bulk street lighting changeover projects. Recently, WSROC and...

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The Australian Lighting Summit 2017 is back in its 5th year and will be held on the 13th and 14th of September. The Summit is a platform for delegates to learn from, meet and brainstorm with some of the lighting sectors’ best national and international minds. The 2017 Summit’s agenda features lighting experts from across the Australian Government, major city and local councils, a range of universities, associations, public and private companies and international specialists. Check it out!

 

 

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A bit lost with all the local government climate change programs, protocols, trends and information that seem to be out there at the moment? Suffering from a severe case of TMA* over the CCR, CPP, CCP and CCR and responding with a healthy dose of WTF? Well take a seat at our upcoming webinar on Thursday 7th September 2017 from 11:00am-12:00pm AEST where we discuss all you need to know about councils and climate action in 2017 (* Too Many Acronyms).

 

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The last few years have been exciting times for street lighting in South Australia, with rising energy prices and extensive public discussion around alternative ownership and maintenance models. In the last few months alone, many councils have made the decision to install energy efficient LEDs, with some projects already beginning and many more to start in the 2017-2018 financial year. Following the successful South Australian LED Street Lighting Webinar in June, and a forum at the City of...

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The common cries from staff, in certain council administration buildings, that drive facility managers to distraction are “it’s too hot” or “it’s too cold”! Cries that can even occur in the same place at the same time. And lighting issues (under-lighting and glare) can also be a bane.

 

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...

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In July the NSW Government is due to release $500 million as part of their Climate Change Fund Strategic Plan. The draft is currently being finalised and proposes $200m for accelerating advanced energy, $200m for energy efficiency and $100m on preparing for a changing climate.

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Street lighting has always been big news in South Australia, especially over the last few years with mainstream media jumping into the fray and discussions around alternative ownership and maintenance models reaching fever pitch. This has all happened in the broader national context where 103 Australian councils have now completed an LED street lighting changeover, representing over 370,000 lights. Come along to our free council webinar on Thursday 15th June at 2pm (ACST) and hear the latest...

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