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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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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 system for managing sustainability outcomes for buildings. In order to address this issue, Ironbark has launched the Sustainable Buildings Benchmarking Project so councils can see how their buildings compare to best practice. The report will compare similar facilities using consumption data so that councils can identify and prioritise ways to...

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Eurobodalla Shire Council’s Environment & Sustainability Project Officer Tom Dexter shares his learnings on retrofitting buildings and engaging with building occupants while undertaking audits. Council has recently completed a Sustainable Small Facilities Program where they undertook simple retrofits, rated and audited the building and engaged with occupants all in the one visit. This program identified possible greenhouse gas emission and water savings of around 30%. It is also projected that...

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NSW councils are now able to use the Sustainable Design Scorecard to assess council-owned and commercial buildings. This free tool – aligned with Green Star and NABERS – was designed with local government buildings in mind. It allows councils to easily set building performance standards and contains NSW reference tools to help designers produce sustainable buildings. This article contains more information and a download link to the NSW tool.

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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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