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Peter's Energy and Environment Blog

Welcome! My name is Peter and I have one very important question for you. Do you care about the future of this planet and the fact that environmental harm could make the Earth uninhabitable? If the answer is yes, you will no doubt want to do everything you can to go green and protect the environment. But where do you start? I didn't know anything about this subject but I knew I needed to do something so I got in touch with a local environmental solutions company and asked for advice, they were really great and they gave me some top tips.


The Imperative of Fire System Maintenance: Ensuring Safety and Compliance

27 March 2023
 Categories: Environmental, Blog

Fire system maintenance is an essential aspect of ensuring the safety and well-being of occupants in residential, commercial, and industrial buildings. A well-maintained fire system not only provides a critical line of defence against fire hazards but also helps building owners and managers comply with Australian laws and regulations. This article discusses the importance of fire system maintenance, how to maintain it, and the responsibilities of various stakeholders in ensuring compliance with Australian standards. Read More …

Passive Fire Protection Measures Covered in a Fire Warden Training Course

25 August 2021
 Categories: Environmental, Blog

You can have all the fire-fighting equipment in your facility, but the tools account for nothing if you do not have a fire warden or marshal. The reason is that you need someone to maintain and operate the fire-fighting equipment in a commercial facility. However, fire wardens need the proper training to equip them with the skills required to perform their roles. That said, many people think that fire warden training only equips wardens with active fire prevention skills. Read More …

Investing in a Green Home: 3 Major Benefits of Buying a Tank to Harvest Rainwater

4 January 2021
 Categories: Environmental, Blog

One of the most commonly ignored ways to create greener living spaces is rainwater harvesting. Most people install gutters on their roofs and then direct water from the rain into the downspouts and away from their homes. While this helps protect the home from water damage, you can go a step further and opt to store the water.  Water storage tanks come in all materials, sizes and shapes. You can install one underground if you need to conserve space or above the ground where space is available. Read More …

Why You Should Always Specify What Items You Are Getting Removed When Hiring A Rubbish Removal Service

14 August 2020
 Categories: Environmental, Blog

Australians are constantly moving and changing around their homes and offices, which leads to quite an excess of items that no longer have a real purpose. If you have accumulated enough waste items that you need to start making some room, then a rubbish removal service could be the only way to handle it logistically. However, when booking a rubbish removal service, it is important that you check what their capabilities are. Read More …

Understanding Asbestos in Bulk Building Materials Before Disposal

3 June 2020
 Categories: Environmental, Blog

Before 1980, asbestos was a common building material and though rare, it is still present in a few buildings post-1980. Asbestos is a hazardous fibrous material that can lead to respiratory problems and other chronic diseases years after exposure. For this reason, homeowners or any persons removing asbestos or demolishing a home that potentially contains asbestos should adhere to specific safety procedures and state regulations. Before any removal commences, however, testing has to be done to ascertain the presence of asbestos. Read More …