Sustainability & Energy Management

The next wave of battery storage that can bring your facility’s energy costs down

Battery storage is becoming popular in Australian homes and with government subsidies and price drops making it more attainable than ever before, now its time for commercial facilities to benefit as well.

Australia leads the way as green building booms globally

Australia continues to lead the world’s green building sector with further growth predicted over the next three years, according to a new global report.

Making waste management fun and functional

Last week Method Recycling launched their new heavy duty connector at Total Facilities, showcasing how Kiwi ingenuity is changing the way Aussie offices approach their waste management.

Making the switch for more efficient and sustainable workplaces

CitySwitch is a growing partnership that supports commercial tenants to improve office energy, waste efficiency, and make a positive impact on climate change. Currently, 831 tenancies have signed up covering an impressive 23.6 million sqm. Annie Reid chats to Danielle King, Greater Metro Program Manager – CitySwitch, about what makes it tick.

VIDEO: Eli Court, ClimateWorks Australia

Ahead of Total Facilities 2018 Speaker Series, we interviewed Eli Court, Project Manager at ClimateWorks who is managing the program to help transition the built environment sector to net zero emissions by 2050.

Forget Tesla’s big battery: it’s the smaller ones you want

Last year, the world gasped as Tesla’s Elon Musk won a bet to build the world’s biggest battery system in South Australia, within 100 days. Elsewhere, though, facilities managers are finding smaller batteries are also a good bet for energy management.

Making cities more liveable, workable and sustainable

Smart Cities Council Australia New Zealand (SCCANZ) is the latest internationally-acclaimed partner of Total Facilities 2018, Australia’s leading facilities management event and marketplace for FM buyers and suppliers taking place in Melbourne in April.

The Importance of Green Targets for Facilities Managers

Green, renewable, sustainable. These are buzzwords which are now commonplace in facilities meetings across Australia.

Three top tips on how FMs are staying one step ahead of regulatory compliance

A closer look at the key issues facing facilities managers seeking to protect their people, assets and the environment

Smart buildings are WELL and good but how sustainable are they?

Against the backdrop of our current energy ”˜crisis’, facilities managers (FMs) nationwide are looking at ways to improve the ever-increasing standards in energy efficiency across the built environment commercial sector. While energy monitoring and new approaches to energy efficiency are providing FMs with the ability to reduce energy costs, is this enough to ensure WELL guidelines can continue to be met and sustained?

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