Webinar on Building Optimisation: Tuning Your Building Systems

The operation of buildings can often cost more than it should due to systems not functioning to their full potential. Fine tuning building systems can…

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CEFC Establishes $250 Million Program to Help Councils with Energy Efficiency and Renewables Projects

The Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) have just launched their Local Government Finance Program to provide flexible and competitive fixed-rate,…

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Project Ideas for the New Victorian Climate Grants

As many Victorian councils will already know, a new climate change grant program has been announced, with a total of $1.15 million available in the…

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The Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF) Guide for Australian Councils

After the first ERF auction in April 2015 it was clear that opportunities for councils are extremely limited. However, with the second auction taking…

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At Last, an Energy Efficiency and Renewables Conference Focused just on Local Government

If you haven’t already got your tickets, the Energy Efficiency in Local Government Conference in Sydney next month (16th-17th September) is a beauty,…

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Sustainable Council Buildings: Benchmarking Analysis

In 2014 Ironbark and ICLEI Oceania surveyed hundreds of councils around Australia. A key result was that 65% of councils said they don’t have a good…

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Built Environment Sustainability Scorecard (BESS): Now Open for Council Subscriptions

The Built Environment Sustainability Scorecard (BESS) was launched last week in Melbourne, representing a massive step forward for sustainability in…

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After the Auction: The Emissions Reduction Fund and Councils

We’ve spent a bit of time looking into Direct Action and the Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF) over the last year or so and more importantly whether…

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Achieving Real Results: Council Experiences Using ESD Performance Tools

Councils are well versed in the types of ESD performance tools they can use to ensure their buildings are sustainable. But how do these ESD building…

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2015 Sustainable Council Buildings Program Webinar

Ironbark is teaming up with Victorian councils to deliver the next large scale statewide sustainability program. This time the aim is to tackle…

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Webinar Now Available on Cost Benefit Analysis of Sustainable Building Performance Standards

Ironbark recently ran a webinar to discuss the use of a cost benefit analysis to help decide on policy settings and tools (Green Star, NABERS,…

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Learnings from Eurobodalla Shire Council audit and retrofit program – achieving immediate savings at multiple sites

Eurobodalla Shire Council’s Environment & Sustainability Project Officer Tom Dexter shares his learnings on retrofitting buildings and engaging with…

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