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Lighting up Roseworthy campus with renewables

Our Roseworthy campus is closer to generating, supplying and storing nearly half its energy needs thanks to $780,000 from the State Government’s $150 million Renewable Technology Fund.
The funding will support the installation of a $1.56 million 0.5MW/2MWh battery storage system and increase the benefits of a $4.2 million 1.2MW solar project that will supply more […]

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UoA Shortlisted for Green Gown Awards

The Green Gown Awards are the only Award Scheme dedicated to recognising excellence in sustainability within the Australiasian tertiary education sector and the University of Adelaide has been shortlisted in five categories for this year’s Awards:

Student Engagement (Adelaide Sustainability Association)
Staff Achievement (Dr Charlie Hargroves)
Creating Impact (Ecoversity Award)
Facilities & Services (Schulz BMS upgrade)
Community (Carbon Neutral Adelaide […]

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Sunday 5 June – Celebrating World Environment Day

On World Environment Day 2015 GO8 Universities from around Australia are celebrating the Living Laboratory concept – linking teaching and research activities to operational sustainability. This model is transforming campuses and improving the learning experience of students.
Download the GO8 Living Lab publication here to explore a great range of sustainability projects from around Australia.
 

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20-21 July – Australian Walking & Cycling Conference

The Australian Cycling & Walking Conference will celebrate its sixth iteration featuring a mix of presentations and discussions about walking and cycling.
The conference will be held on Monday 20 and Tuesday 21 of July 2015 at the Flinders University building on Victoria Square, Adelaide. Please go to the conference website for more information, including to download a conference program: http://www.australiancyclingconference.org/index.php.

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Urban Sustainability: Big Picture Thinking, June 25

Urban Sustainability: Big Picture Thinking
Wednesday, June 25th, 2014
AIA Presentation Space – 100 Flinders St, Adelaide
6.30 – 9.00pm
RSVP Link: http://guestli.st/262011
In our upcoming AdelaideSBN event we will begin to zoom out to take a look at sustainability in built environments at an urban scale.  While it is important that our individual buildings are designed and perform in a […]

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Living Building Conversations June 25

Living Building Conversations #1
Wednesday, June 25th, 12-1pm
Adelaide City Library – Level 3, 77 Rundle Mall, Adelaide
RSVP Link: http://guestli.st/261399
Event Description:
The aim of the ‘Living Building Conversations’ event is to tease out what are the current possibilities and barriers toward creating truly regenerative built environments.  The conversations will be guided by the performance standards of the Living Building […]

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SA Water Building Tours – Visit a 6 Star Green Star Building

As a part of Open House Adelaide and History Month, SA Water is hosting  tours of our 6 Green Star sustainable building and a family fun session, Toilets Through Time this Saturday 3rd May 2014 from 10am – 2pm.
Everyone is welcome to attend, the family program is open as a drop in basis, but building […]

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Revisiting the Zero Carbon Challenge – Wednesday 25th September

The Adelaide Sustainable Building network is pleased to invite you to our next event in our 2013 ‘Tell and Show’ Series
A HOME WITH ZERO ENERGY BILLS IS NOT A DREAM, IT IS A REALITY. 
Last year the Zero Carbon Challenge was an initiative set up by the South Australian Urban Renewal Authority in partnership with the […]

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World Wetlands Day – Wetland Tour Wednesday 6 February

Join the Adelaide Sustainability Drinks Team to celebrate World Wetlands Day with a Wetland Tour and Guest Speaker.
When: Wednesday 6th of February, 5.30pm
Where: Watershed Function Centre, 655 Salisbury Highway (more info here)
Guest speaker: Our guest speaker is Bruce Naumann, Manager of City of Salisbury’s Water Systems, 7pm
RSVP: RSVPs are essential as places fill quickly. Click here […]

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Home Owner Water Rebates

H2ome Rebate’s still available for homes:

Garden goods – from 1 December 2010, receive 50% of the cost of eligible water efficient garden goods, including Smart Approved WaterMark efficient sprinklers, when you spend a minimum of $100 through to a spend […]

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