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Actions for Sustainability in Public Works

IPWEA surveyed 3,700 public works and sustainability professionals for their opinions on what we should be doing now for sustainability action.

Recent IPWEA Sustainability Blogs

  • Retrofitting an aquatic centre to save water and energy

    Towards its ambitious goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2020, Darebin City Council in Victoria has retrofitted one of its aquatic and recreation centres,... more

  • Case study: Making effluent dissapear

    Livestock effluent goes from being a major health and safety concern to an environmental success story in New Zealand. by Simone McClenaughan ... more

  • PWPro Sustainability Roundtable Discussion

    To get the conversation started ahead of the IPWEA’s Sustainability in Public Works Conference in July 2014, PWPro moderated a roundtable discussion... more

  • Sustainability: A good news story

    A critical goal of sustainable public works will be to ‘decouple’ our environmental footprint from... more

  • Stepping stones stormwater solution

    A simple, natural stormwater solution in Brisbane, Qld, that doubles as an aesthetic and playful public space. By Gemma Black ... more

Upcoming Sustainability Events

  1. Sustainability in Public Works Conference 2014

    Jul 27 - 29
    Tweed Heads NSW, Australia

How Cities will Drive Global Change

Cities are the future, and innovations to make them better, smarter, and faster are happening every day. Take a tour of some interesting urban projects and thinking going on today.

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About Sustainability

IPWEA will be actively involved in providing access to information, the experience of others in the industry, and tools and guidelines which can assist practitioners.

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Latest Discussions

  • Chris  Champion

    Sustainability in Public Works

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    IPWEA wants to gain and build more insight into sustainable solutions through public works. To this end, we surveyed 3,700 public works and sustainability professionals for their opinions on what...

Recent Shared Files

Collated responses from our recent survey on public works sustainability - some very interesting ...

This paper details the council-based trial of a ratings tool currently under development for sustainable...