SMF puts cash in the stockings of environmental innovators this Christmas

Sustainable Melbourne Fund (SMF) today announced a Christmas drive to attract innovative Australian businesses seeking investment capital. In a market where investors are keeping their wallets closed more often than open, SMF invests up to $500,000…

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Preloved buildings re-loved

AIRAH’s Preloved Buildings Conference held at Sydney’s Doltone House last month hosted some of Australia’s biggest innovators and thinkers in Australia’s built environment. Exploring the possibilities and challenges of Australia’s existing buildings, the conference was affectionately donned…

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Time to chill out

Despite our less-than-balmy start to the season, it’s finally high summer! Getting the temperature right in your building can be tricky during this season. There is often staff near ‘the freezing corner’ of the office…

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Ho ho ho!

Ho ho ho! We wish a safe and happy holiday to all our supporters! It has certainly been a big year for Sustainable Melbourne Fund (SMF) and Environmental Upgrade Agreements (EUAs), with our highest rate…

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City of Melbourne’s solar strategy

Renewable energy sources are set to play a significant part in the City of Melbourne’s zero net emissions target by 2020. The City of Melbourne has developed a number of strategies for implementing renewable energy solutions…

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Using an EUA to finance solar for your building

Accessing renewable and clean sources of energy is made easier with Environmental Upgrade Agreements (EUAs). Labelled ‘Melbourne’s secret commercial solar program’ by Sydney based solar expert, Nigel Morris, due to its “staggering potential” and little…

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Australia’s secret commercial solar program

I actually really like Melbourne. There, I said it and yes I was born in Sydney. Every time I go to Melbourne I always, without fail, find something new, creative and fascinating. From its quirky…

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Online tool builds business case for EUA finance

ClimateWorks Australia is developing a new online software tool in partnership with Sustainable Melbourne Fund to make it easier for businesses to adopt an environmental upgrade agreement (EUA) and finance an upgrade to their building….

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Plans for a sustainable Newcastle

In August, the City of Newcastle became the 6th council in Australia to offer environmental upgrade finance, joining Sydney, North Sydney, Parramatta and Lake Macquarie in NSW and Melbourne in Victoria, in a 12 month Environmental Upgrade…

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Introducing EUA Program Manager, Desirée Sheehan

Sustainable Melbourne Fund’s team knows what it takes to drive uptake of environmental upgrade finance – to ultimately reduce our carbon footprint. We are also sharing this knowledge and expertise with local councils offering EUAs…

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