Thursday 13 December 2012
In this article published in FM Magazine (January 2013), CETEC’s Adam Garnys discusses the state of indoor environment quality (IEQ) in Australia, questions where the responsibility for IEQ lies and debates how a balance can be created for better IEQ in the long run.
CETEC is pleased to announce that the findings from HB2012 seminar have been incorporated into GBCA's Workplaces of the Future Summit being held in Melbourne on 30 January.
Last week Adam Garnys of CETEC attended the Profitable Sustainability conference. The property industry attendees found the focus on indoor environment quality to be very pertinent and increasingly relevant to their job requirements.
The 2012 Livable Buildings Awards were recently held by the Centre for the Built Environment at the University of Berkeley, California in the USA. Due to the outstanding scores awarded by the ISIS Canberra project during the pre and post occupancy IEQ assessment of their Canberra refurbishment, the ISIS and CETEC collaborative team was nominated for the award of most Livable Building.
Wednesday 31 October 2012
Profitable Sustainability - Indoor Environment Quality and Environmental Upgrade Agreements
This joint conference, bought to you by The Australian Property Institute and Property Funds Association, has the theme of Indoor Environment Quality and will include a review of the new Environmental Upgrade Agreement implementation and an assessment of the impact of Carbon Pricing. To be held on Tuesday 13 November, Tattersalls Club, Sydney.
CETEC conducted air quality testing in the M5 east tunnel in August. We welcome the new warning signs installed at the tunnel entrance - Close your windows. Turn your air conditioning to recycle!
We recently received some very positive feedback from legal firm Cornwall Stodart regarding the expert witness testimony given by Dr Vyt Garnys of CETEC in a legal case.
Wednesday 10 October 2012
Our Managing Director, Dr Vyt Garnys, will be embarking on the Victorian Trade Mission to India at the end of October. In addition to the trade mission, Dr. Garnys has been invited by the Chairman of the Indian Green Building Council, Dr Prem Jain to speak at the 2012 Green Building Congress in Hyderabad.
Located in the heart of City of Monash at Batesford Road Chadstone, Batesford Community Hub explodes the myth that the construction of healthy and green community buildings cost more.
Thursday 13 September 2012
Andrew Bellamy, Senior Consultant at CETEC, recently attended "National Asbestos Summit 2” held by the ACTU and the Cancer Council to discuss the findings of the Asbestos Management Review commissioned by the federal government in 2010. Read this news item to learn more about the key recommendation of this review
On Tuesday 28th August, eleven high school students and their teacher were injured when sodium hydroxide exploded at a school science laboratory in Sydney. Read more about what happened and what you need to do to reduce your laboratory design risks.
CETEC recently conducted air quality testing in the M5 tunnel and this was reported earlier this week on Seven news.
The link between IEQ and productivity has been hotly debated in recent times. However, with the emergence of a number of case studies, including a significant amount conducted by CETEC (work environment productivity assessments), the property and construction industry is beginning to redirect focus to the indoor environment.
There were a number of key findings on indoor air contaminants revealed at Healthy Buildings. These involved Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), Nitrous Oxides, Ultra fine particles, Nano-materials, Semi-VOCs, Secondary Organic Aerosols and Microbials.
Following the successful presentation of some of the health implications of Trigeneration at Ideaction in Canberra, Healthy Buildings in Brisbane, and World FM Day in Melbourne, Dr Vyt Garnys and Jack Noonan were recently interviewed by The Fifth Estate regarding some solutions to this emerging issue facing the property and construction industry.