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“Go Renewable and Save” – Podcast featuring Barbara Albert

Posted On September 22, 2016

The average regional council can save ratepayers $1m per year by implementing a long-term sustainable energy plan and more and more councils worldwide and here in Australia are developing such plans. This finding was revealed in a podcast published by Steve Moore and Kris Wozniak from the PROCUREMENT CORNER, who have interviewed Barbara Albert, director of Sustainable Business Consulting and co-founder…

Launch of “100% Renewables” – a company devoted to helping leading organisations and councils achieve 100% renewable energy

Posted On December 11, 2015

It is with great excitement that we are announcing the launch of a new company called 100% Renewables. The purpose of this firm is to help leading organisations and councils with mapping out a path to 100% renewable energy and with implementing and sustaining the plan over time. 100% Renewables was co-founded by Barbara Albert and Patrick Denvir who have been…

Helping Coffs Harbour City Council with becoming 100% renewable

Posted On May 22, 2015

Coffs Harbour City Council has the goal to be 100% renewable by the end of 2030. We are the consultants helping them with reaching this target, as well as achieving several carbon reduction step targets. This week we have been busy downloading and analysing the energy consumption and interval data for Council’s top energy consuming sites. We are preparing for…

Initial carbon footprint report for construction of Sutherland car park submitted

Posted On April 29, 2015

  Sustainable Business Consulting has been engaged by Built to perform the carbon reporting for the construction of the Sutherland commuter car park, which started in August 2014. The client Transport for NSW (TfNSW) mandates that all projects with a value exceeding $10m have to submit a GHG inventory report. In April 2015 we submitted the initial report, which covered…

SBC helps Metro with the carbon reporting for the Monorail Removal Project

Posted On August 7, 2013

Sustainable Business Consulting has been engaged by Metropolitan Demolitions and Aver to perform the carbon reporting for the Monorail Removal Project, which started in August 2013. The client Transport for NSW (TfNSW) mandates that all projects with a value exceeding $5m have to submit a GHG inventory report. In August 2013 we submitted the initial report, which covers the estimated…

What’s causing Australia’s heatwave

Posted On February 7, 2013

The following is an excerpt from The Conversation: “Australia has started 2013 with a record-breaking heat wave that has lasted more than two weeks across many parts of the country. Temperatures have regularly gone above 48°C, with the highest recorded maximum of 49.6°C at Moomba in South Australia. The extreme conditions have been associated with a delayed onset of the…

What if Greenhouse Gases were visible?

Posted On December 10, 2012

Greenhouse gases are invisible. But what if we could see the carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide emissions coming from our cars, trucks, power stations, manufacturing plants, landfill sites and from agriculture? Would that cause us to change our behaviour? ABCNews published a video to help people visualise carbon dioxide emissions. Visualising carbon emissions In 2010 the City of New…

ISO 50001 Energy Management Certification

Posted On November 18, 2012

Pioneering organisations, like ThyssenKrupp Steel Europe, POSCO, the Korean steel maker, or Bridgestone Plant have all achieved certification to the international ISO 50001 standard for energy management. The standard came out in July 2011 and is gaining more and more acceptance with organisations wanting to manage their energy better. ISO 50001 is based on the typical Plan-Do-Check-Act model of ISO management…