Building energy efficient, cost-saving Aussie homes

Building energy efficient, cost-saving Aussie homes

For the first time in 11 years, the laws that mandate minimum energy efficiency standards are being reviewed by the states, and right now, we have a chance to shape the outcome. Under the National Construction Code (NCC), there is a proposal to increase from 6-Star...
Net Zero: How are Australian councils playing their part?

Net Zero: How are Australian councils playing their part?

There’s been a lot of talk about climate action and ‘net zero’ targets following COP26, the international climate summit, where many countries ramped up their commitments to reducing emissions. But what does ‘net zero’ mean, why does it matter and how are Australian...
Pilot program to help new member councils cut emissions

Pilot program to help new member councils cut emissions

The Cities Power Partnership and Ironbark Sustainability have launched an Australian first pilot program that will help councils make evidence-based decisions when choosing emissions reduction actions. The pilot program will trial a new tool, Cities Activity Database,...
In the lead up to COP26, will you join these climate campaigns?

In the lead up to COP26, will you join these climate campaigns?

Your council has an opportunity to be recognised nationally, and globally in the lead up to and during the upcoming COP26 meeting in Glasgow UK, by joining other leading cities, businesses, NGOs, and others calling for greater ambition on climate action and...
Inner West Council: Pathways to Solar for the Whole Community

Inner West Council: Pathways to Solar for the Whole Community

Inner West Council in Sydney has a goal to accelerate community uptake of solar. It’s biggest challenge? Building typology and housing tenure typical of the Inner West. This case study steps out how Inner West is overcoming barriers to community-wide solar,...
The Shocking Truth About Gas

The Shocking Truth About Gas

You may have heard gas being talked about a lot recently. That’s because the Federal Government has promoted the idea of a ‘gas-led recovery’ to lead us out of the economic downturn. But experts and analysts say the high cost of producing Australian gas means it just...