Scott’s biography in French

Avec plus de 28 années d’expérience, Scott se concentre sur l’opérationnalisation du développement durable en conseillant ses clients sur la gestion des émissions de gaz à effet de serre et la consommation d’énergie, l’adaptation aux changements climatiques ainsi que la résolution d’enjeux environnementaux divers. Ayant occupé des positions de leadership au sein d’organisations publiques et […]

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Eco-1: Challenges with calculating change in ecological value

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Modelling is fundamental to sustainability, particularly when measuring the impacts of development on the environment and society. But when your compliance requirements need you to model impacts to say, kangaroos and trees, and provide a single number as your output, what do you do? ISCA’s Infrastructure Sustainability (IS) rating scheme (version 1.2) emphasises protecting and […]

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Verifiers grilled at ISCA Conference

What a terrific ISCA conference we had over the last three days! Congratulations to the ISCA team presenters, sponsors and delegates. I enjoyed sharing the stage with Ken, Daniella, Nicole, Meg and Kirsty for the verifier panel. Time flew, so I’ve completed my thoughts here on helping projects and assets do well through verification. I […]

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ISCA Tips & Tricks-Dis-5 Light Pollution

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By Andrew Aitken The Dis-5 Light Pollution credit has troubled many designers and ISAPs alike. It is particularly problematic for motorway projects. The credit criteria reference AS4282 and AS1158 but compliance cannot be shown by assessing your design directly against these standards. The savvy lighting designer will know that AS4282 does not address public lighting—including […]

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Bad attitude Bert or Open-minded Olivia – which are you?

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Kick-off workshops for sustainability on large projects are ‘golden moments’. Excitement about winning and starting a new project has not waned, team members are fresh and not jaded, and there is an initial collaborative spirit. A single opportunity arrives to present the idea of sustainability to the team and set the right tone. At these […]

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More depth and resources for clients of Losee Consulting

21/03/2018 Losee Consulting Pty Ltd is pleased to announce the appointment of leading built environment specialist Andrew Aitken as an Associate. The move is aimed at keeping faith with the firm’s growing list of clients and significant projects and provides a timely boost to its senior expertise and leadership. ‘Our goal is to help our […]

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Sustainability inter-cat-nected?

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One of my favourite stories in sustainability is ‘Operation Cat Drop’, which culminates in the parachuting of about 20 cats into the Kelabit Highlands of Sarawak [1, 2, 3]. Searching for the origins of this story online is quite entertaining because one encounters a clowder of cat videos and associated concern for animal welfare [4]. […]

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Culturally sustainable infrastructure—far more than safeguarding relics

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By Scott Losee It is good to have our thinking and our work challenged. This happened to the Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia (ISCA) when Māori (Mana Whenua) representatives objected to an Australian infrastructure sustainability scheme being applied to Auckland’s City Rail Link project. To ISCA’s credit, it worked with the Mana Whenua and adapted […]

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Can we plan to adapt to climate change like we plan to retire?

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That was the metaphor that the Hacks for Sustainability event last night in Brisbane rolled-out to generate a new perspective on adaptation policy in Queensland. Thirty interested professionals gathered at QUT to ‘hack’ Queensland climate policy in search of cut-through solutions that can win broad-based support. The group delved separately into cutting emissions and boosting […]

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Notice to clients and partners of Scott Losee Consulting

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On July 1st, 2016, The business activities of Scott Losee Consulting (ABN 42 665 869 451) will transfer to a new entity, Losee Consulting Pty Ltd (ABN 46 612 910 335), which will commence trading on that day. Scott will contact individual clients to arrange any necessary administrative adjustments. Scott Losee Consulting had been a […]

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