Going Green With Australia And The World

Gary Emmett, an economist of Turner & Townsend, has a positive outlook on the abundance of construction projects due to commence within 2019.


As an attempt to prevent a rapid economic decline in Australia, a number of structure improvementswill be made to bring in construction supplies to Sydney, Melbourne, and Perth for the sure curving their metro railway systems will provide. At the same time, roof and building supplies in Sydney will aid the funded renewal for the city’s infrastructure and urban development. Announcements had been in the later part of May, stating the $200 million fund, with beneficiaries such as the Green Square neighbourhood and the Light Rail.


Another goal for the two-hundred-million-dollar fund would be the support for environment-friendly enhancements to the city setting. Federal Government has expressed interest in “going green” and increased support for expanding energy-efficient programs.


Suzanne Toumbourou, Executive Director at ASBEC, commends government initiative to find solutions to saving energy and reducing emissions. Green Building Council Australia, through Jonathan Cartledge, also applauds the government’s rise to action in coming up with cost-effective means to better the environment.


Because of the initiative by the government, Australia is placing its sights on a greener tomorrow, necessitating construction, roof and building supplies in Sydney to also be used for the movement. The country expects to reach the targets placed in the Paris Agreement as early as 2020.


Australia is not alone, as the following examples are some of the cities around the world that are implementing their own methods of going environmentally friendly.


  • London

London traffic has experienced a 20% decrease in CO2 emissions after just two years since the introduction of the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ). Vehicles coming into London are required to adhere to the city’s emission standards. Otherwise, they are charged a fee, which in turn is used for public transportation improvement.


  • Shenzhen

Shenzhen, China garnered attention when it was the first to operate an all-electric public bus system. They amended this feat by constructing charging infrastructure for both public and private vehicles to use, thus making the city run on electric transportation alone easier to accomplish.


  • Freiburg

The city turns gas created from the landfills to power nearby cities, while also using the heat produced from incineration to cure wood.