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AUSTRALIAN LIVING

Australian Living is a Sustainable Building Consultancy that leads by example in the sustainable home industry. We recognise that industry and community need to break down barriers and work collaboratively so all homes can be renovated and built to a high performance level focusing on energy, thermal and water efficiencies, health, affordability and sustainable materials. If we travel this road we will create a legacy that is good for everyone now and for future generations. For us to assist the industry and the community in achieving this rewarding goal, we are working on initiatives to help educate, heighten awareness and provide professional services directly to architects, building designers, builders and the community. One of these initiatives is Your Future Home  (www.yourfuturehome.com.au). Your Future Home, a free resource, has been developed to educate the community on how to create a high performing sustainable home and be their first step when they are preparing to renovate or build their new home.

 

 

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ECO-BUY LIMITED is a not for profit Centre of Excellence in Environmental Purchasing, established to protect and enhance the environment by encouraging the purchasing of environmentally preferable (green) products and services.

With over 10 years of award winning experience working with public and private sector organisations across Australia, ECO-Buy's experience and knowledge encompasses both the buy and supply sides of green purchasing, and its resources and services can be accessed through:

  • Membership packages
  • Advisory and project management services
  • Training and workshops
  • Research services
To find out more visit www.ecobuy.org.au
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ECO IDEAS CENTRE

The Hub and Centre for eco-friendly product and ideas is in South East Queensland.  A 10 acre location set amongst the trees in nature's own haven within a UDIA 6 leaf certified ECO Industrial Estate -the only one in Australia. The Estate has been awarded the 6 Star certification by the Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) for satisfying all six elements of Environs Development, those being ecosystems, waste, energy, materials, water, and community. Bruce Mitchell the founder and creator has received recognition throughout Australia and overseas and won 17 different awards for its environmental excellence. It is the first carbon neutral industrial estate in Australia, while also being the first industrial subdivision in Australia to exclusively use in house water and sewerage systems.

Come and be a part of the fight against carbon!

If you are in the process of building or renovating please make ECO Ideas Centre your first stop!

Entry is free, literature for all products on show will be made available to you and plenty of onsite car parking is available.


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Fresh Clean Green

Fresh Green Clean provides expert advice, training and behaviour-change programs, focused on delivering safe and sustainable hygiene practices within the facility cleaning and management sectors.

To facilitate this goal, Fresh Green Clean plays an important leadership role in the establishment of standards and direction, including the GBCA's Green Star Performance, and is working with Ecospecifier to inform the development of a cleaning product Green Tag certification.

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GRIFFITH UNIVERSITY ECOCENTRE

The Griffith University EcoCentre is nestled within the Toohey Forest on the Nathan campus of the university. Visitors to the EcoCentre enjoy the tranquillity and beauty of the forest with access to state of the art teaching, exhibition and conference facilities.

The construction and operation of the EcoCentre follow strict 'eco-design' principles, and feature solar energy, ambient ventilation and lighting, rammed earth walls for temperature regulation, rainwater collection for 'greywater' use, and wet composting toilets. All reflect domestic scale environmental technologies that can be used in the family home.
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LJ HOOKER - LIVEABILITY

Liveability is an initiative that supports people to live the life they want, sustainably. Providing the very best information to help them make sense of sustainability and their home.

You may wish to live off the grid, grow your own veggies and renovate your house to be completely energy efficient or maybe you're living in an apartment and you just want to make small changes that are manageable for someone with a busy lifestyle such as energy efficient appliances and buying local, organic fruit and vegetables.

Each day we are faced with numerous choices that impact the environment in different ways. By living sustainably in ways that are meaningful to you, you can save money as well as the environment.

The LJ Hooker Sustainability team have brought together a group of top knowledge partners in order to provide the highest level of information on sustainability and your property.


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ZOOiD 

ZOOiD provides consulting services in sustainability and integrated reporting, sustainability communications, and training in these areas to help organisations become more resilient against the ever changing market factors that affect the sustainability of their businesses.

ZOOiD utilises best practice reporting frameworks such as the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and the International Integrated Reporting Council’s <IR> framework to help organisations understand the sustainability context of their business, what is material to their business and why.

As Certified Trainers with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), ZOOiD provides customised and open training on sustainability reporting, materiality, and stakeholder engagement using the GRI framework. As consultants, they write reports, ensuring that an organisation's messages are clear, consistent and representative of the way they do business. ZOOiD contact number is: 1300 663 518