Category: News

Appointed to QYAC Register

News: Ecomplish has been appointed to the Quandamooka Yoolooburrabee Aboriginal Corporation (QYAC) consultant register for 2014/15 More:  https://www.facebook.com/QuandamookaYoolooburrabeeAboriginalCorporation

Skoda Octavia Review – Skoda has the smarts

I recently needed to purchase a new car and looked around for the best value wagon/SUV on the market, with 5 star safety and security and of course, excellent fuel efficiency. I researched cars over about two months and at the Skoda Octavia came in at the top of the list, for the size of …

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North Melbourne Ecovillage Opportunity

Ben is currently assisting with the analysis of several blocks near Carlton in Melbourne to determine the feasibility of an ecovillage-style development. More details will be published once the venture is made public.

Queen St Commercial Office Assessment Underway

In order to achieve a higher NABERS rating and better returns on investment, a Queen Street building owner has engaged Ecomplish to assess their current upgrade plans and prioritise the next steps. Ecomplish is also providing an assessment of the building services and identifying appropriate technologies, to improve the building even further.

Ecomplish wins role for new $85M The Science Place building

Ecomplish has been appointed as the ‘Sustainability Consultant’ by Hassell for the design of a new $80M building. The James Cook University “Science Place” is being designed in 2013/2014 and will provide teaching and research spaces for students and academics. Adelaide based ESD Consultancy dsquared are partnering with Ecomplish and providing the ESD modelling for the …

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Ecovillage wins 33rd Award

Australian Institute of Architects Queensland President Shane Thompson announced last night that the Ecovillage in Currumbin had won the Australian Institute of Architects 2013 QLD President’s Prize. He said, “This is a truly landmark development, achieved with a vision, tenacity and inspiring commitment rarely seen in the development and building industry. Now home to a …

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Sunshine Coast Sub-Division

We are currently conducting a feasibility analysis, including budget preparation, for the redevelopment of a unique 20,000m2 site on the Sunshine Coast in south east Queensland. The new community will provide sustainable agriculture opportunities and affordable residential housing which is highly sought after in the area. Its climate, lush surrounds and access to quality community …

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Northern NSW Retreat

Ecomplish is assisting a land owner to develop a new retreat in northern NSW, with sweeping views of Mount Warning and the surrounds. By using existing dwellings and the natural features of the 100 acre site, it will be possible to develop sensitively whilst maximising the areas environmental assets for the benefit of all visitors. …

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New website for Sustainable Development GC

Sustainable Development Gold Coast Incorporated, a south-east Queensland focused not-for-profit organisation, is dedicated to supporting property industry and smart development. It has recently updated its website and now provides property news services. Further updates will be made later this year. See:  www.sdgci.com.au

Green Star Assessor for GBCA

Ben O’Callaghan has been appointed as an Green Star Communities rating tool Assessor by the Green Building Council of Australia.  To find out more about this exciting precinct level new rating tool, contact Ecomplish.

LED Lighting Demonstration in Canberra

January 2013:  Ecomplish is arranging an LED Lighting Demostration in Canberra for 15th February 2013. If you or your company would like to attend, please contact us.

Why use a Sustainability Consultant?

  1.      Knowledge From one point of view, there should be no ‘need’ for a sustainability consultant, but the truth is most traditional architects, designers and engineers have not been trained in how to achieve holistic, integrated and sustainable solutions. For example, I know several architects who had only two days of ‘sustainability’ training over …

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Innovative BioEnergy Project

2009: Quantum Bioenergy are developing two renewable energy projects in Queensland and Victoria. These will generate electricity from waste gases, reducing the amount of power required on site. Methane is up to 20 times more damaging to the atmosphere compared to Carbon Dioxide so such projects are vitial to reduce our impacts on the environments.

30 Storey Building Constructed in 15 Days

In a sign of things to come, some companies such Broad Group in China have developed systems to construct modular buildings in record time. Whilst pre-manufactured systems can save on material waste , the types of materials used and the initial design is still vital to achieve higher levels of sustainable development outcomes. See this video of the latest …

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Vale Chris Walton

We commemorate and celebrate the life of Chris J. Walton, who died in a tragic building accident in Burleigh Heads on 23 December 2012. He was a great mentor, leader and visionary. Chris and his team developed The Ecovillage in Currumbin, which has won over 30 different awards including an International Award for Excellence. www.theecovillage.com.au …

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New Brisbane Hotel

August 2012:  We are currently working to enhance the design of a new 5 Star Hotel planned for Brisbane City. We can’t say any more, because the project is been kept under wraps, but more will be revealed in due course. Suffice to say this Hotel will include some smart sustainability initiatives and technologies which …

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