From 01 April, approximately 11,000 of the UK’s largest companies will be required to report their global energy usage in financial reporting under the new Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting (SECR) regulations. The UK Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA) states: This guidance includes changes which take effect from 1 April 2019. These…Details
The South Australian Department for Environment and Water is now using the Trellis platform for tracking all of their energy use and carbon emissions reporting. The DEW staff newsletter notes that “[Trellis] is a flexible web-based platform that will enable DEW to better capture, analyse and report on its significant annual spend and emissions generated…Details
dsquared Consulting ESD and sustainability consultants have published “The Journey to Becoming Carbon Neutral for a Small to Medium Enterprise” detailing their journey to reduce environmental impact within their office and become NCOS certified, including how the Trellis platform was used to support this process.
Balance Carbon CEO Matthew Shorten is today presenting at the National Sustainability in Business Conference 2018. The presentation will cover traits of the new economy and Balance Carbon’s transitional journey from consultancy to a business model based around our software-as-a-service product Trellis.
Australasian Campuses Towards Sustainability (ACTS) has announced the roster of guest speakers presenting at the interactive “Towards Carbon Neutrality” workshop to be held in Melbourne from 14 – 15 August. Balance Carbon’s Matthew Shorten will join University of Tasmania’s Carmen Primo Perez and Senior Analyst for Wellington City Council Tom Pettit in a discussion of…Details
In the policy vacuum of carbon policy that is Australia in 2017, increasingly businesses are looking to reduce their environmental impact without waiting for Federal Government leadership on this issue. Going carbon neutral is a popular choice, whereby a business calculates the emissions associated with its operations, reduces these where possible and then purchases carbon…Details
Capturing, managing and analysing data across multiple campuses and locations is no small task – particularly if you’re relying on key personnel and spreadsheets. By implementing sustainability management software, Trellis, The University of South Australia is transforming its sustainability journey, saving thousands of dollars each year on internal administration alone. Based in South Australia, Uni…Details
The Department of the Environment and Energy has recently released drafts of the new National Carbon Offset Standards for Buildings and Precincts and is seeking comments until 10 February 2017. The new draft standards “set rules for measuring, reducing, offsetting and reporting emissions required to make carbon neutral claims for building and precinct operations.” Download the…Details
In April 2016 Balance Carbon announced our sponsorship of the University of Queensland’s Geography and Environmental Management Society (“UQ GEMS”). With UQ students currently sitting their end of year exams we reflect on our year with UQ GEMS. Lead by a passionate and dedicated executive, UQ GEMS has set about engaging students studying either degree…Details