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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Why there has never been a better time to act

Since 2008, a tough financial market with many complexities in the wake of the global credit crunch has formed the undercurrent for a consistently weak commercial property market (when Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy). Unless,

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