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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.

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Ironbark have been keeping our ear to the ground on how various councils integrate sustainability into day-to-day renewal and capital works for council owned buildings. Here’s an update on current trends, winning formulas, key gaps and a great idea to start the 2014-15 financial year on solid ground – through a building management gap analysis.

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LGEEP Applications can be submitted from now until 5.00pm, 29 April 2013. Sounds far away? When broken down into the tasks to be completed before filling in the application form, there actually isn’t much time left. The good news is the actual application form is very easy to fill in, requiring basic council and funding details, followed by details about the existing and replacement hot water systems.


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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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The Tech Hub is an Australia-wide local government network that helps councils to share, review and collaborate on sustainability materials that improve the sustainability of council assets and equipment. The resource is facilitated to make sure that new materials and technology discussions are continually uploaded onto the website.

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