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Planning Policy and Toolkit Development

Organica Engineering has extensive experience assisting many local Melbourne Metropolitan Councils to introduce practical sustainability assessment processes into their planning processes. The SDAPP program is a sustainability assessment system designed to be readily incorporated into existing Council workflows. The Council Alliance for a Sustainable Built Environment (CASBE) has been formed by the group of Councils […]

Sustainable Development in Government

There is a clear role for local governments to ensure that policies and environmental sustainability initiatives are coordinated, well focused, and effective in delivering built environment outcomes. Most local government authorities have clear environmental goals and policies. Buildings that are built or occupied by Councils are one of the largest areas of environmental impact, so […]

Simple Cogeneration electricity greenhouse factor calculator

The NABERS Team at the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage recently called for submissions on how cogeneration and trigeneration systems are dealt with in the NABERS Energy rating It is our view at Organica that it is straight forward to calculate emissions factors for off-site cogeneration plants.  It would also be simple for the […]

Glossary – toolkits for Council capital works procurement

Glossary for programs and toolkits for capital works procurement: Council ESD Toolkit A comprehensive Council ESD toolkit has been developed to assist the project stakeholders, project manager and design team in considering green building requirements. The ESD toolkit is based on existing Council Checklists and includes a simple Life Cycle Costing tool. Contact Us for […]

Australia Follows International Energy Association Reccomendations

Australia is cutting subsidies to fossil fuels and pricing environmental externalities to remove barriers to the transition to a renewable economy.  The 2012 budget allows for the removal of the diesel fuel rebate for miners, a $2billion dollar fossil fuel subsidy.  This rebate is the sort of bad public policy that International Energy Association (IEA) […]

International Energy Agency declares the end of cheap oil

International Energy Agency declares the end of cheap oil (Peak Oil) This video speaks for itself. We can help you start preparing your organisation and projects now, even though public discourse on this topic in Australia is virtually nonexistant. Dr Fatih Birol is the Chief Economist of the International Energy Agency. He oversees the annual World […]

Welcome to Organica Engineering

Sustainability pressures in the business world are no longer something that can be put off to be dealt with in the future.  Organisations are acting now and reaping the benefits of improved efficiencies, reduced costs, and better staff and stakeholder relations. At Organica Engineering we assist businesses and organisations to create competitive advantage by enhancing […]