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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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The Minamata Convention on Mercury is an international treaty designed to protect human health and the environment from mercury and mercury compounds. And guess where there is a lot of mercury? Yep, old street lights. Replacements for those old inefficient mercury vapour lights will become increasingly difficult to source by 2020 meaning councils may end up with very expensive stranded assets on their hands. Check out the simple and sweet 2-minute snapshop from Australia's foremost street...

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Is your council is currently scoping or planning a public lighting project? Want to know how much funding your council could receive through the Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF) for energy efficient street lighting projects? Download our free ERF calculator that allows you to plug in some basic information to calculate the amount of funding you may be eligible to receive!

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Throughout Australia there is somewhat of an energy efficiency revolution occurring with local governments installing energy efficient street lighting such as LEDs to replace old inefficient and expensive technology. Lights are now being changed over in their hundreds of thousands and in this special council webinar we’ll look at how the barriers have fallen and what you need to do to get street lighting projects delivered. We’ll be hearing from council staff who have delivered and completed...

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Throughout Australia there is somewhat of an energy efficiency revolution occurring with local governments installing energy efficient street lights in their hundreds of thousands. To celebrate this achievement and to congratulate the hard work of local government officers, managers, elected members and local government associations, Ironbark Sustainability has launched the Energy Efficient Street Lighting Counter, an online counter that tracks the number of energy efficient street lights that...

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In 2012, the Municipal Association of Victoria set up a street lighting materials tender panel to leverage the combined purchasing power of councils undertaking energy efficient street lighting changeovers. The panel has already seen councils save hundreds of thousands of dollars on purchasing lights and thousands of hours evaluating tenders. The panel is refreshed when prices or new technology is approved - such as LED lighting. What's more it is now open to every council in the state.

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Interested in lighting design? Energy efficient street lighting and outdoor lighting applications? Lighting standards, certification and regulations impacting the Australian market? The future of LED’s, smart lighting controls and solar lighting? International lighting replacement programs? Then come along to the Australian Smart Lighting Summit 2014, the premier platform for lighting industry stakeholders to discuss strategies to improve energy efficiency, new technology, project opportunities...

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The decision on the type of energy efficient street lighting technology is up to individual councils. You will hear a lot of noise and rumours about the pros and cons of different technologies however the truth is there are pros and cons with every light. There are potential rewards and risks with every light and every lighting technology. We have a developed a free report for councils that provides some background and information for councils that have installed T5s of CFLs, or are considering...

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Last year MAV announced that 183,000 streetlights were in the process of being replaced by energy efficient alternatives throughout Victoria. We’ve been working with MAV having being engaged to provide technical support and advice through the MAV Street Lighting Program. We also provided the figures for this press release but it turns out we were wrong. Here we explain more and provide an update on what is now the second largest energy efficiency street lighting projects in the world. Yes, the...

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Ironbark has sought and obtained National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA) accreditation as an Inspection Body, which means that we have been assessed by NATA and found to comply with the requirements of ISO/IEC 17020 (the International Standard governing the requirements of inspection bodies) and to be technically competent to inspect street lights against those requirements of AS/NZS 1158.6 outlined in our Scope of Accreditation. Here we answer some frequently asked questions.

 

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In order to strengthen our standing as a respected, independent assessor of new street light technologies, Ironbark is thrilled to announce that we have obtained National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA) accreditation as an Inspection Body. In plain English this means we can assess whether street lights meet relevant Australian Standards as well as DNSP and council requirements. Ironbark have also been given the gold-star (well, orange and blue logo) of independence and impartiality....

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