The benefits beyond the Green Star

In the following guest post, Orjan Lundberg, Executive Director of Green Buildings Certification shares how the benefits of the Green Star go far beyond the certification itself. The Value of Green Star: A decade of…

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Office building market: collaborate to win

In our first guest blog post, AECOM’s Michael Skelton sheds some light on the opportunities identified in Victoria’s office building market. We are witnessing an explosion in the use of data to justify decision making….

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Tenant demand is key to ‘greening’ Australia’s buildings

Within Australia there is a growing understanding that collaboration with tenants drives superior commercial outcomes for both landlords and tenants, and with an EUA now enabling this collaboration in environmental building upgrades financed using an…

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Q&A on Environmental Upgrade Finance

Following on from our post on the retrofit finance event Madgwicks Lawyers and engineering firm, AECOM hosted with City of Melbourne and Sustainable Melbourne Fund, below is a series of Q&A that were discussed by speakers and audience members. Speakers…

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The #1 barrier to green buildings is finance

In a rare opportunity to discuss the ins and outs of finance for environmental building upgrades, AECOM and Madgwicks Lawyers co-hosted an event with City of Melbourne and Sustainable Melbourne Fund this month. Speakers included Ed Brown and Anne…

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We need your vote!

Sustainable Melbourne Fund’s CEO, Scott Bocskay, has been nominated for a WME Leaders List award among a worthwhile line up of environment and sustainability champions within Australian organisations. Australia’s leading environment business publisher, WME Magazine, has…

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SMF investment cuts energy bills

Sustainable Melbourne Fund’s $225,000 investment in a web platform that enables consumers to track electricity usage and manage cost impacts has launched this month. Melbourne tech start-up, Billcap, designed the software in response to a…

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The versatility of an EUA

Earlier this month saw City of Sydney’s first ever EUA deal signed – a $26.5m trigeneration plant installation in Central Park. This is a promising move for the EUA marketplace in Australia, adding to the growing stockpile…

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The #A2SE2013 event experience

The Alliance to Save Energy summer study or #A2SE2013 was held in Sydney from 27 February to 1 March. It was a conference attracting sustainability technology enthusiasts in the built environment from around Australia as

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EUAs made simple

What is an EUA? An Environmental Upgrade Agreement (known as an ‘EUA’) is a mechanism that provides building owners with accessible finance to carry out environmental building upgrades. Most importantly, it provides superior economic outcomes…

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