Month: February 2017

Is a charge on plastic bags the solution to our plastic pollution problem?

Posted 27 Feb 2017 in Shared Articles

Is a charge on plastic bags the solution to our plastic pollution problem? | FM Magazine

Australians use an estimated five billion single-use plastic bags (supb’s) per year. This sounds like a lot but this represents only about 20,000 tonnes of plastic or 0.04 percent of the waste generated in Australia per year. If all of these plastic bags go to landfill they represent just 0.1 percent of waste to landfill.

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Numen system to help consumers save money and increase energy efficiency

Posted 24 Feb 2017 in Shared Articles

Numen system to help consumers save money and increase energy efficiency | FM Magazine

CSIRO will partner with start-up company Ecocentric on a system that recognises the electrical ‘fingerprint’ of individual appliances to increase energy efficiency in buildings. Under a licencing and research agreement, CSIRO and Ecocentric will further develop the ‘Numen’ energy system.

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Making BIM Work for Building Owners

Posted 14 Feb 2017 in Shared Articles

Making BIM Work for Building Owners | FM Magazine

Owners have long looked to building information modelling (BIM) to streamline the handover of data for use in the facilities operational lifecycle. However, many handovers are still not delivering value. Owners and AEC partners need new tools and processes focused on quality information – the “I” in BIM.

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