IN THIS ISSUE
38Toward a Carbon Economy
Is the facility management industry ready for the challenges andopportunities posed by the Australian Government’s Carbon PollutionReduction Trading Scheme? This issue examines what emission tradingschemes are, and some of the initiatives currently underway in headingtoward a carbon economy.
16FOCUS ON SA
Going Green for Gold
Fuelled by its own resources boom, South Australia has quietly madespectacular progress in its plans toward becoming the leadingecologically sustainable state of Australia.
20MANAGING AN AUSTRALIAN ICON
The Medina Grand Adelaide Treasury
Located in the heart of the Adelaide CBD, the Medina GrandAdelaide Treasury is a hotel which also serves as a rich repository forthe city’s history.
24 EDUCATION & TRAINING
Current tertiary education opportunities available for facility managers throughout AustraliaBond University’s Dr Craig Langston outlines the researchbehind a model designed to maximise the value of our ageingbuilding stock.
36FMA AUSTRALIA EXCELLENCE AWARDS
Creativity, passion and a can-do attitude earned Emma Dudley thisyear’s FMA Australia and Tungsten Young Practitioner of the YearAward.
38SPECIAL FEATURE: Toward a Carbon Economy
Buildings and Emissions Trading: What’s it all about?
Adjunct Professor Alan Pears, RMIT University, outlines the thinkingbehind the emissions trading scheme and how it might impact on thebuilt environment.
Facilities Management in the Carbon Economy
Carbon Planet’s Dave Sag explores how the National Greenhouse andEnergy Reporting (NGER) Act is likely to impact on facility managers.
Biomimetics and Buildings
Melanie Drummond spoke to Mick Pearce about nature’s influence onthe future blueprint of our built environment, and to ARBS presenterProfessor Derek Clements-Croome about the research in the field of biomimetics.
Green Transport initiatives at the City of Melbourne
Bianca Frost looks at some of the green transport initiatives the City of Melbourne has adopted to manage its workplace transport facilityrequirements.
Building a Model Future
John Mitchell explains how Building Information Modelling (BIM) is setto add a new dimension to the delivery of asset and facilitymanagement in the 21st century.
Life Cycle Assessment – creating a business language for the environment
The Centre for Design’s research consultant, Andrew Carre explainshow life cycle assessment (LCA) can demonstrate the cost savings andstrategic benefits of ‘going green’.
60ENERGY & THE ENVIRONMENT
A Comparison of Green Rating Tools
FMA Australia’s Policy Advisor, Charlie Simson, details the features of the three leading rating tools available to facility managers.
While many facility managers yearn to have a real-time digital andconvergent information resource at their fingertips, for many thereality is less than cutting-edge.
77FMA AUSTRALIA SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS
WiFM –at the forefront of the industry
Women in Facilities Management (WiFM) was established in 2001 as asupport network for the benefit of those women working as the solefacility manager within an organisation.
81SECURITY & RISK MANAGEMENT
A Design on Crime
Mark Phillips outlines the benefits of cost-effective security planningpractices such as Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design(CPTED).
89ENERGY & THE ENVIRONMENT
Greening the Great Indoors
Adjunct Professor Margaret Burchett provides a cost-benefit analysisfor the use of indoor plants in improving human wellbeing andworkplace productivity.
Estimating and Tendering for Construction Work
by Martin Brook. Review by Melanie Drummond.
integrating people – process – place