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Green Lease: 10 Reasons to pursue one

“Many corporate tenants have heard about green leases, and almost as many might wonder whether they should consider one. The answer, for a variety of reasons, is an overwhelming ‘Yes!’ It is a real-estate opportunity that truly benefits everyone: tenants, landlords and not least, the environment. “Quite simply, a green lease is an arrangement that offers

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Eco Smart Business Programme

The Eco Smart Business Programme includes information and tips on what businesses can do to set up waste minimisation systems as well as looking at creating wider reductions in their practices. There is an auditing tool for benchmarking businesses against how they were doing at the start of the programme. A second audit towards to end of the programme measures progress

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Sustainable Business Power Sessions and Much More

Sustainable Business Power Sessions   The Cloud, Queens Wharf10 sessions from 12:30 – 4:PMThursday, 22 November Entry: Koha Time Lifestyle Zone Business Zone 12.30 – 1.00pm               Social sustainability, what is it? And how does it add value to business?   Nick Jones, Research and Insights Manager, NZI An introduction to

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Nearly 50% of CFOs Say Sustainability is Key Driver of Financial Performance

September 19, 2012 Nearly one half of CFOs see sustainability as a key driver of financial performance and two-thirds are involved in driving strategies in their organizations, according to a global Deloitte survey of 250 CFOs, representing companies with greater than $1 billion in annual revenue . The Sustainability: CFOs are Coming to the Table survey, which

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How Quickly The Tables Are Turned- Australia’s Challenge to NZ on Carbon

We have asked on this site before what happens when NZ and Australia link their carbon markets? Kennedy Graham, MP for the Greens in NZ , joins the debate this week. His comments are below: “Australia’s plan to link its climate change policy with the NZ emissions trading scheme is a timely challenge to the Government to

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Little growth in power demand

  By Jamie Gray 11:00 AM Wednesday Oct 17, 2012 Contact Energy, which generates about a quarter of New Zealand’s electricity, said it expected to see little growth in future power demand and that the retail market would remain highly competitive. The company’s chairman Grant King, in speech notes to today’s annual meeting, also said the Contact board

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Managing spot price risk

New guide to help consumers manage spot price risk The Electricity Authority has released a new guide to help consumers understand and better manage the inherent risks of buying electricity at wholesale spot market prices. Managing electricity price risk: A guide for consumers offers practical information and examples on a range of issues including: ·         the

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Companies miss opportunities

Companies miss opportunities to see green with sustainability efforts There’s a lot of talk about the other green of sustainability – financial savings. However, a recent survey from Ernst & Young LLP found that many companies might be missing opportunities, as tax departments and sustainability programs lack integration. Only 16% of companies that either have

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2012 EECA Awards – finalists revealed

2012 EECA Awards – finalists revealed | EECA: Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority. New Zealand’s most innovative energy-saving and renewable energy projects have been revealed, with the 2012 EECA Awards finalists announced today. The EECA Awards celebrate organisations and individuals who have demonstrated excellence and innovation in energy efficiency or renewable energy. This year, nearly

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Sustainable Best-Practice Energy Management

Tools For Sustainable Best-Practice Energy Management [Abstract from a white paper presentation] Sustainable development requires long-term resource management coupled with the efficient use of existing assets. To achieve energy sustainability, organisations need to efficiently track energy consumption and be able to audit and analyse the information to identify and implement opportunities for efficiency improvements.