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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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Victorian local government sustainability managers and officers are invited to two special workshops on Thursday 3rd May. The first is Local Government Climate Action in Metro Melbourne (9:30am-12:00pm) and the second is An Introduction to GPC Accounting for Local Governments (1:30pm-3pm). Lunch will be held in between and all Victorian councils are invited. It is free to attend both workshops. Both workshops will be held at Level 10, 225 Bourke Street Melbourne. Check out the details; RSVP; and...

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Ironbark held a webinar in March 2017 to discuss the current issues and potential solutions in planning for Victoria's future energy use. A video of this webinar is now available.

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The Australian Energy Regulator (AER) have announced that they have abandoned plans to change the structure of street lighting regulation in Victoria. The AER had proposed that street lights on dedicated poles would require a negotiated process between councils and Distribution Network Service Providers (DNSPs). However this has now been scrapped due to substantial concerns raised by Victorian councils and the potential for unforeseen circumstances that would result in councils being worse-off.

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Ironbark's NATA accreditation has major implications for councils, lighting suppliers and Distribution Network Service Providers (DNSPs) as we are now essentially a one-stop-shop for energy efficient lighting technology suppliers seeking approval. Ironbark produces NATA-endorsed reports that covers all relevant clauses of AS/NZS 1158.6 and requirements of DNSPs. We've had a few councils ask us how we got to this stage. To find out, we have to head way, way back to 2006, the year twitter was...

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Powercor and Citipower have approved a 19W LED which represents a massive 77% reduction in energy use compared with an 80W Mercury Vapour light. Since September 2013 Ironbark have developed updated LED Business Cases, financial and technical feasibility studies for 27 councils in the Powercor and Citipower areas, and we're aware of nearly a dozen who are planning in installing LEDs in the next 6-12 months. What's more, the 72 councils that are signatories to the MAV standing materials panel will...

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With so many Victorian councils in the process of implementing an energy efficient changeover, the November 2013 NAGA Street Lighting Working Group meeting was opened up to councils to learn from successfully implemented projects and discuss some of the big issues. It was a brilliant meeting with over 40 councils in attendance. We discussed best-practice approaches to upcoming street lighting projects and also slayed a few myths. And with $60million in street lighting projects throughout the...

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In 2012 Hume City Council, on behalf of members of the Northern Alliance for Greenhouse Action (NAGA), received funding through the Victorian Sustainability Accord to conduct research into "Waste issues involved with a street lighting changeover" and "Street lighting efficiency in growth area councils". Ironbark was engaged to undertake the research and reports are available to download as well as two recorded webinars where we summarised the key issues and opportunities.

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