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Dr Ralph Horne, Sustainable Cities Round Table – The Energy to Change, 20 May 2009

Posted in SCRT Videos, Sustainable Cities Round Tables by Virginia on June 9th, 2009

Dr Ralph Horne is the Director of the Centre for Design at RMIT University. The Centre for Design promotes sustainability through research, consulting, and capacity building through active dissemination and professional development. They are recognised internationally for our innovative design methods and tools to support sustainable design of products and services – everything from packaging and consumer products to buildings, suburbs and cities.

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Bindarri – Australian creatives for positive change

Posted in Models by Ferne Edwards on June 5th, 2009

The new Bindarri website will keep audiences informed of all the latest news and events relating to artists and designers working for positive change in Australia. The Bindarri website includes the largest online directory of Australian designers, as well as essential resources to assist others seeking to create positive outcomes.

The website showcases individuals and organisations which are leading in their creative fields in a number of special features which will be released bi-monthly. The first edition includes couture designer Rachael Cassar, photographer Rodney Dekker and artist Van Thanh Rudd, amongst others. The Bindarri team expect the project to grow rapidly once launched as it allows anyone the opportunity to add their own news and websites on the site.
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Sustainable Design Scorecard v7

Posted in Models by Ferne Edwards on February 11th, 2009

Established in 1999, and focusing on the planning approvals process, the Sustainable Design Scorecard (SDS) is intended to assess and quantify the environmental performance of non-residential developments throughout Victoria. Sustainable Design Scorecard v6 represents a new milestone for this valuable resource with a new, cleaner look and higher required scores, albeit with a greater number of options to achieve the target in each Environmental Category.

As part of the Sustainable Design Assessment in the Planning Process (SDAPP) programme the Scorecard is complemented by its online sister tool, STEPS ( that assesses the environmental performance of residential developments. The Scorecard and STEPS have been developed by the Cities of Port Phillip and Moreland to enable designers and Council officers to assess all building types with the view of reducing their environmental impacts. These easy to use self-assessment tools are free and available for anyone anywhere to use.

This version of the Scorecard supersedes all previous electronic and paper-based variations, and while individual organisations can set their own thresholds, it is recommended that no older versions be accepted beyond April 2009.

For more information please contact your Council, the City of Port Phillip, or visit

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ECO CITY Melbourne Exhibition

Posted in Events by Ferne Edwards on February 9th, 2009

ECO CITY Melbourne Exhibition

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Seeking 8, 9, and 10 Star homes in Victoria

Posted in Seeking by Port Phillip on November 17th, 2008

As part of a review of its Sustainable Design Policy, the City of Port Phillip is looking to hear from anyone who has or knows of buildings within an urban context that have achieved a FirstRate score of 8, 9 or 10 Stars.

If you are able to assist please contact our Sustainable Design Officer, Matthew Trigg, via or by calling 9209 6303.