Environmental Sustainable Design (ESD)

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Top Sustainable Design Trends in 2024 

As the world continues to act and move toward a more sustainable future, environmentally sustainable design (ESD) is becoming increasingly important.    The NSW Department of Planning has drawn up the Sustainable Buildings SEPP, aiming to simplify and coordinate the planning and designing of sustainable buildings. The Property Council of Australia and the Green Building Council

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Environmental Upgrade Agreements

In our last newsletter we talked about Environmental Upgrade Agreements which is the scheme in NSW to help Landlords and Tenants of commercial properties undertake approved works and equitability share the costs/benefits. We think it’s a great idea as getting agreements between Landlords and tenants can be a real stumbling block to getting work done.

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ESD Internship

Application Solutions is currently hosting a young graduate during an internship. Michael has a degree in electrical engineering and a Masters in Engineering Science (Photvoltaics and Solar Energy). During his time with us he has been looking at electrical load shifting strategies to reduce the peak load (and therefore cost) for businesses. He has also been

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Cradle to Cradle – Carpet

Back in 2008 the Green Building Council of Australia ran the Green Cities Conference. At that conference there was an inspirational presentation by Michael Braungart, co-author of the book ‘Cradle to Cradle’. Michael outlined an entirely different way of thinking about technology modelled on a technological cycle which mimics the biological cycle. In this cycle

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Retrofit Double Glazing

Another option for improving energy efficiency in existing buildings is to install double glazing. Double glazing improves the insulation property of glazing. However, to replace existing glazing is a very expensive option. The Magnetite systems utilises the existing glazing and adds an inner glazed panel. This panel is made of polycarbonate and is light and

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The Carbon Tax

Facing a New Reality The carbon debate has generated a lot of heat over the last few years. The two major political parties have polarised views and policies and it is very hard to know how to interpret the information thrown at us in the media. At Application Solutions, we take the view that it

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