Category Archives: Environment

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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Plastic bag ban survival guide

Australian Ministers of the Environment are meeting next week in Sydney to discuss among other things restricting the free availability of plastic bags to shoppers. One problem is that some of our beautiful turtles get mixed up between plastic bags and their favourite meal, jellyfish. (Yum.) Responsible people generally don’t let their bags get away […]

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New sustainability and environmental policy adopted

Scott Losee Consulting today adopted a Sustainability and Environmental Policy to guide its operations and the advice it provides to clients. The policy is consistent with ISO14001 and the Man-1 requirements under the Infrastructure Sustainability Technical Manual. Sub-consultants should review the policy as it applies to their work through Scott Losee Consulting. The policy is a public […]

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Banksia Awards recognise the best in Australia

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Here’s a historical document: Jim Soorley’s ‘Environment Vision’ from the early 1990s. Yes, I still have a copy. This image includes my scribbles to try to put some baselines around the carbon target, which was totally open-ended, but nonetheless ahead of its time. As a resident, I was proud of the city’s strong environmental leadership. […]

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