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Meet our Keynote Speaker – Barry Du Bois

April 5, 2019

For over 30 years Barry has worked with owners and architects to develop a more streamlined construction path, maximising the holistic architectural value of the completed project. With a proven understanding of design philosophy and decades of experience, Barry is now a contributor to the Hivve classroom design concept. Hivve is the next generation sustainable…

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What is Sustainable Food? A Guide to Eating More Sustainably

April 3, 2019

“Is our food sustainable?” This is a crucial question that has become common as people start examining their eating habits and the impacts of food processing on the environment. Today, food accounts for about 25% of the greenhouse emissions released into the atmosphere. The food you eat also has an impact on land and water…

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How can Recycling Materials lead to Environmental Sustainability?

April 3, 2019

Almost all sustainability projects today feature recycling as part of their mission. When the term sustainability was coined in the United Nations’ Brundtland Commission of 1987, the underlying goal was to ensure that the earth’s resources are used without compromising the ability of future generations to cater for their needs. Recycling became a major part…

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What is the Circular Economy?

April 3, 2019

The current economic model of manufacturing, followed by relatively short term use and then disposal is simply unsustainable. One idea to replace the current economic model is that of a circular economy. This relatively new economic model places more focus on society-wide advantages that can be made from sustainable development by reducing, reusing and recycling…

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What are the Latest Trends in Built Environment products? (Green building)

March 22, 2019

The volume of global property construction is expected to grow 85% by 2030. This rise in output must be fueled to meet the rising demand, but will take place amidst challenging conditions including resource constraints and relentless calls for higher environmental performance in the sector.   Even as the challenges in the construction niche mount,…

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What Benchmarks Might be Used for Environmental and Resource Sustainability?

March 22, 2019

The concept of sustainability is popular with businesses, but it is also elusive too. How is environmental and resource sustainability measured? How do we know if we are being sustainable?   The appeal of sustainability is overwhelming and anchored in the primary belief of mutual care for the planet and leaving the environment in good…

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How is wind energy sustainable?

March 16, 2019

When people look at a wind power generator, what runs through their mind is a permanent source of clean energy. But is this image correct? Practitioners, policy makers, governments, and academics continue debating about the costs and longevity of wind energy and compare it with other sources. To demonstrate the sustainability of wind energy, this…

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Water Conservation

How can we use water more sustainably?

March 16, 2019

While we are often talking about Clean Technologies that assists with water recycling as a solution to the current water crisis in some areas – we thought we’d take a step back and look at a few ideas to consider when using water both domestically and commercially. Water conservation is important to saving money, saving…

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What are Business ‘Industry Clusters’ and how can Regional Cleantech Business benefit?

March 5, 2019

What are Business ‘Industry Clusters’ and how can Regional Cleantech Businesses benefit? A business cluster can be defined as a number of interconnected businesses, suppliers, and institutions in a particular field that are clustered together in a geographic concentration. Business clusters aim to increase productivity and enable companies in a specific region to compete not…

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What is sustainable energy?

March 1, 2019

What is sustainable energy? Sustainability, according to the United Nations’ Brundtland Commission of 1987, is the ability of systems to meet the needs of current society without affecting the ability of future generations to meet their needs. In line with this definition, sustainable energy is the energy that powers the needs of the current generations…

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