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NuGreen recently sponsored the Government Sustainability Conference which provided local, state and federal government professionals and representatives of other public sector agencies with comprehensive analysis and advice.

Delegates learned about how to ingrain environmentally sustainable policies, practices and solutions within their organisations and the communities they serve.

Speaking as part of the Conference, Geoff Gourley – Director – Sustainability Integration, educated delegates on Leading the way to efficient, low-carbon energy use; specifically on ‘What can technology do to reduce energy costs and carbon emissions?’ 

• The presentation covered Management of rising energy and infrastructure maintenance costs

• Meeting carbon reduction and climate change commitments

• Innovating/upgrading equipment without Capital Expenditure

• Impact of new technology

• Application of green finance models

• Measurement and reporting of energy saving/carbon emission reduction

• Case studies in the commercial sectors

These topics generated much conversation and delegates walked away with an improved understanding of the rapid advancements in technology based environmental and sustainability solutions.

Geoff also facilitated the afternoon session on a range of topics including… Ingraining sustainability across Council at Moreland, presented by Laura Lynch, ESD Unit Coordinator, Moreland City Council. Producing energy from municipal and industrial waste streams, within a framework of cost-effective emissions reduction presented by Andrew Lang, Board Member, World Bioenergy Association. Getting the Job Done…Putting Ability Back into SustainAbility: case studies of energy efficient building retrofits presented by Maurice Beinat – Chief Technical Officer, ecoMaster.

The session was well attended and stimulating to hear about many initiatives which are being implemented across various local, state and federal government agencies.

 

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