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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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What is green transportation and how can it be achieved?

March 1, 2019

What is green transportation and how can it be achieved? Transportation is a primary aspect of the modern world that people cannot live without. However, the transport systems in use today are associated with a plethora of problems such as environmental degradation, global warming, poor health, and the emission of greenhouse gases. According to the…

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We’re giving away a Cool Cleantech Conference experience on the Sunshine Coast! ❄️☀️

February 25, 2019

We’re excited to launch a competition in the lead up to the conference! Enter now for your chance to win flights, accommodation and 2 x VIP tickets to the National Clean Technologies Conference in Caloundra happening 29-31 May! The prize includes a bunch of awesome Caloundra experiences for you and a work colleague or friend…

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What is Clean Technology?

February 21, 2019

What is Clean Technology? There is no precise definition of clean technology. Clean Edge, a Cleantech research firm, defines clean technology as a wide selection of products, procedures, and services that harness sources of renewable energy to reduce or eliminate wastes and emissions and significantly minimise the utilisation of natural resources.   Clean tech’s mainstream…

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