Monthly Archives: December 2011

Uniting Care Seek Vim’s Services Again

Vim Sustainability has been appointed the ESD consultants for the new Uniting Care Aged Care (UCA) facility at Orange, NSW. Vim Sustainability will be working closely with UCA and the architects Jackson Teece. Vim’s experience in Aged Care sustainability and especially with providers such as UCA gives us a clear understanding of how we can […]

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Natural Ventilation in Classrooms

Back to the basics with Natural Ventilation The Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (DEECD) is committed to a whole new concept of sustainable schools. They designed and built a relocatable classroom to be completely sustainable with all natural materials, daylight and ventilation. It is the exemplar project for a whole new way of […]

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Passive Home Cooling and Heating Methods

Brodie Sheds Some Insight on 6PR. Shade sails are an extraordinarily cheap way of providing an enormous amount of shade while still allowing some sun and shade to come through. Appropriately designed shade sails can be a great advantage if they are part of an integrated concept. We have to remember that we do not always live […]

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Our Cost to the Environment and Society from Overuse

John Brodie talks on 6PR We live on the driest continent on the planet and we are really bad at managing water. We need to capture rain water and reduce the amount of water we waste.  Some people have taken the initiative of installing rain water tanks in their houses which is a great idea […]

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Sustainability expert John Brodie talks on 6PR about his perspective on the Carbon Tax

What does the Carbon Tax really mean? And what are we doing to houses and office buildings going forward to make things a little more sustainable?

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Towards a Sustainable Future (Radio 6PR)

John Brodie talks Sustainability on Radio 6PR with Jason Jordan Where will we be in the future? How will we be running communities, designing buildings, houses, schools and offices? There is a shift emerging towards sustainable design driven by both designers and home owners in new spaces and existing spaces through retrofitting.  The key to […]

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New office in Hangzhou, China

Vim Sustainability is proud to announce the opening of a new office in Hangzhou, China. Hangzhou is only one hour’s fast train ride from Shanghai and the office will service the whole region focused on Shanghai. Already Vim is considering the role of the sustainability consultants on a two billion dollar new development just out of […]

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ESD Consultants for a Unique New School Development in the Northern beaches of Sydney

Vim Sustainability has just been appointed as the ESD consultants on a unique new school development in the Northern beaches of Sydney. Committed to sustainability, the Northern Beaches Christian School is looking to embrace a full passive and low tech range of solutions in regards to the design and comfort requirements of their building. This […]

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Sustainable Urban Climate and Comfort Lecture Series at the Chinese University of Hong Kong

John Brodie has just attended the ‘’invite only’’ series of cutting edge lectures over six days on sustainable urban climate and comfort at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Organised by Professor Edward Ng from the Architecture Faculty, this unique series of lectures was presented by the leaders in the fields of urban climatology, urban […]

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