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Articles tagged "Environmentally Sustainable Development"

  • Solar Contribution

    Solar's contribution to reduced costs on Australia's electricity grid

    The Australian Solar Council puts out regular bulletins on all things solar. Two recent releases caught our attention. They are both related. The first looks at the contribution solar energy makes to the grid during peak times and the second looks at its effect on electricity pricing. Here is an extract of the two articles. […]

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  • Electricity SubBoard

    Electricity Pricing Designed to Force Change

    Demand Shifting and Energy Management

    Peak load events on our electricity system are forcing suppliers to find innovative ways to cope. Peak loads were not a problem we worried about in the past. However, with the increased use of air-conditioning, peak loads have become a real problem. Why does this trend create a problem? Air-conditioning is a heavy electricity user […]

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  • Medical Sailing Ministries - Ready for 2013 voyage

    Ready for Departure

    For those of you following the Remote Area Medical Assistance project in Vanuatu we can report that the yacht ‘Chimere’ arrived safely in Sydney from Melbourne and is making final preparations for departure to Vanuatu. Application Solutions’ Managing Director, Andrew Latimer will be skippering the August leg of the voyage which will be based around […]

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  • Changes to NCC (BCA) Section J in 2013

    Changes to Section J – 2013

    Every year a new edition of the National Construction Code* (NCC) is issued on the 1st May. The new edition contains all the updates needed for the code across all sections. Since Section J was added in 2006, there have been amendments each year. Usually these have been minor with the exception of 2010 when […]

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  • Improving your NABERS rating

    Improving your NABERS rating

    It may come as a surprise to many that improving a building’s NABERS rating is not just about reducing energy use. It is about reducing emissions. Taking this into account changes thinking about which building upgrade to approve.   For example if you reduce electrical energy use by 20% you reduce emission by 20% also. […]

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  • Team UOW compete in Solar Decathlon China 2013

    New thinking for an old design

    We are always on the lookout for innovative solutions. When this project from Wollongong came along, we just had to have a second look. A team made up of people from the University of Wollongong, the local technical college TAFE Illawarra, and local industries put this project together. This team, aptly named Team UOW set out […]

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  • EUA - NSW Building Upgrade for Energy Efficiency

    Energy Efficiency Funding Assistance

    Making a valid business case of investing in Energy Efficiency

    Energy Efficiency projects usually present a self evident business case. There is a capital expenditure (or more accurately a life cycle cost) followed by a flow of savings in recurrent expenditure over the life of the project. A range of projects will have different returns on investment related to the capital, time and savings involved. Invariably some of these will meet the business’ investment criteria. If that is the case why don’t more energy efficiency projects get built?

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  • Improving your NABERS rating

    Are you dissatisfied with the result of your NABERS rating? Read on to see if you’re stuck with it!

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  • Australian Energy Saving Scheme - Energy Certificate

    Save Energy and Make Money

    Energy Saving Certificates

    Imagine doing the right thing by the environment by investing in energy efficiency works and getting paid to do it. How does this work?

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  • JV3 - A way forward with Section J Compliance

    Section J – Alternative Solutions (JV3)

    Achieving Building Energy Efficiency through an alternative solution

    Achieving Section J Compliance on your existing building can be a prohibitively expensive exercise in cases where the standard solutions don’t seem to fit the design. Could a Section J – Alternative Solution be the way forward for you?

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