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Sustainable Apartment Living: SOCs & Blocks Round 3

Posted in Movements, Seeking by Kate Archdeacon on November 8th, 2011

Source: Port Philip EcoCentre

SOCs & Blocks (short for Sustainable Owners Corporations and Apartment Blocks) is a program to encourage the uptake of sustainable technology and practices in the operation of apartment buildings in the City of Port Phillip.

Through this program, Council works with owner’s corporations (formerly called body corporates) to increase the energy and water efficiency of common areas and common services, as well as improving the level of diversion of waste from landfill and the uptake of sustainable transport through improvement of facilities improvement and education. The central plank of the program involves council engaging a consultant to undertake a sustainability assessment of the participating buildings. The ultimate aim is to reduce the environmental footprint of participating apartment blocks. Council’s Toward Zero Sustainable Environment Strategy indicates that council will work with the community to reduce energy and water consumption, and this program works toward the goals in that strategy.

The third round of SOCs and Blocks is now OPEN so please register your interest by Friday 9 December 2011.

This program is FREE to join and the sustainability assessment of your block is also FREE.

Read more about the program, including participant experiences and registration details.

Free Home Sustainability Assessments

Posted in Policies by Kate Archdeacon on July 9th, 2009

Source: Climate Action Calendar.  Email Monique Decortis on decortis@ bigpond. to join the list.>
Image: Affordable Energy Systems

From July 1, householders can access a free Home Sustainability Assessment to reduce their energy and water bills, increase the comfort of their home and help reduce damaging carbon pollution. Assessments are part of the Australian Government’s Green Loans Program, which also provides access to interest-free Green Loans of up to $10,000 each to make the changes recommended in the assessment.

The service is conducted by a certified Household Sustainability Assessor.

For further info & bookings: or call 1800 895 076

Source: Climate Action Calendar

Sustainability in Business and Government: An introduction to Energy, Water and Waste Management Short Course

Posted in Events by panayiota on June 10th, 2009

RMIT University, in collaboration with the Moreland Energy Foundation Ltd and Sustainability Victoria, wish to offer sustainability practitioners the opportunity to attend a 4 day short course on sustainability. The course aims to inform participants as to the most effective ways to

  • Reduce energy and water use and waste production in a typical business or industry
  • Meet requirements for assessment and compliance, and
  • Communicate within the organisation including explaining the findings to management, staff and external stakeholders

It will also build participants skills to set up an environment/sustainability program in their organisation, including the implementation of recommendations and access to networks and resources for implementation

Dates: 30 June 2009 & 1st July 2009,  14th July 2009 & 15th July 2009
Venue:  Melbourne CBD
For more information, registration and contact details please visit the RMIT website:;ID=cqgc6310nasx