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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.

On this page you can search through all of these free resources by either high level categories, tags or free search in the search box. You'll see that each resource contains related news so you can explore further.

If you have any questions or can't find what you're looking for you may also want to try the project area links in our main menu bar at the top of the page, otherwise please just contact us. We hope you find valuable information you're after and feel free also to drop us a line with general feedback or suggestions.


Are you a sustainability officer who needs to integrate sustainability into Council-owned buildings? An asset manager who needs to include sustainability in your Asset Management Plan? Councils face the challenge of using sustainable building standards and tools that cater for large and small facilities; are easy to use and update; and enable high level benchmarking and reporting. When we work with councils to improve the sustainability of their assets, we keep tabs on what the sector is doing...

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Draught proofing is one of the best ways to reduce energy usage from heating and cooling systems, while increasing thermal comfort. If you ever wondered where those draughts come from, or how to seal that gap here are some tips that may help you improve the thermal comfort for patrons at council facilities while saving dollars on heating and cooling costs.

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Installing reflectors to increase light output and reduce the number of lights is a great energy efficiency action for council buildings. We have had some really valuable feedback from a council who recently implemented Ironbark’s audit recommendation to replace two T8 tubes in twin fittings with one T5 and a reflector. This recommendation is underpinned by the assumption that T5 tubes have the same light output as T8 while consuming less energy, and that a reflector almost doubles the light...

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4,000 of your colleagues need your help! Millions of dollars in funding will soon be available for efficient hot water systems at local governments. You can help make sure the best possible outcomes are achieved by completing a 5 minute survey on solar or heat pump hot water brands. On behalf of councils around Australia, Ironbark Sustainability is working with ICLEI Oceania, to create a TechSelect review of solar and heat pump hot water systems so that councils can make informed decisions...

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Making the right choice of hot water system depends on council aims and budgets, building characteristics, hot water usage patterns, climate and existing systems. Ironbark and its partner ICLEI Oceania have released the Local Government TechSelect - Solar and Heat Pump Hot Water Systems report to help councils plan and install the best hot water systems and products. "I found this review to be a practical and useful guide to solar and heat pump hot water systems, and used it when preparing the...

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In late 2012 Ironbark held a webinar for Australian councils focussing on how to implement successful hot water retrofits at council facilities. Ironbark and local government staff provided short presentations on their hot water knowledge and retrofit project experiences, including staff from Darebin and Moonee Valley City Councils. You can view it here as well as download the slides.

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Collingwood VIC 3066

1300 288 262
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