Posted 27 Feb 2017 in Shared Articles
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.
Posted 20 Feb 2017 in Shared Articles
Posted 24 Feb 2017 in Shared Articles
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.
Posted 14 Feb 2017 in Shared Articles
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.