Yearly Archives: 2014

Speech on retiring from ISCA board

I delivered the following remarks yesterday on the occasion of my retirement from the board of the Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia. “Mr Chairman, I have seen a lot since this journey began. Back in 2007, I was seeing a mushrooming of half-baked, project-by-project tools and bespoke rating schemes – when what we needed were […]

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Leaving UQ to step-up consulting in 2015

As 2014 draws to a close, I am increasing my commitment to clients of Scott Losee Consulting by stepping-down from my part-time role at the University of Queensland. It has been a privilege to work closely with the Faculty of Business, Economics and Law’s Associate Dean for Research, Victor Callan, Professor of Leadership and Management. […]

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Can my website be clean and green?

To my delight, I discovered that I could have a green website, and not just by changing the background colour. I was unsure how to establish a website at all, but a colleague, Andrew Aitken, spelled out what to do. Andrew has been a key figure in green buildings in Australia for many years and […]

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Will the ERF benefit from infrastructure?

Can Australia rely on reduction in greenhouse gas emissions achieved through improvements in infrastructure design? Or, will the opportunity be declared ‘vapourware’ and disregarded? Implementing the Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF) as part of Direct Action provides another opportunity to re-think policies that might rein-in emissions. With comments on the ERF Green Paper just closed, it seems the […]

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ISCA board returns home

The board of the Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia (ISCA) returns to Brisbane for another Queensland based meeting this Thursday, February 20th at the offices of law firm, Holding Redlich. ISCA was born out of a workshop held at Brisbane’s Engineering House several years ago, when some colleagues who had been exposed to early work […]

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