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Water Bureaucracy suffering from a drought of common sense
What would you think would be more expensive? Transporting highly treated water a hundred kilometres from a dam to your home or using the rain that falls on your roof and using water efficient appliances? According to a paper by Professor PJ Coombes, Australian cities that make better use of rainwater and water efficient appliances …
Coombes and Barry unlock the System
A contest of ideas is playing out at the Engineers Australia Water Sensitive Urban Design 2018 and Hydropolis 2018 conferences in Perth. At stake is how Australians, and the world, understands water management in our cities. Engineering Australia recognized the paper on Big Data and Systems Analysis by Peter Coombes and Michael Barry as one …
A fire tank you can rely on made by Kingspan Rhino
Kingspan Rhino is featured in a Water Tanks showcase article of Surviving Bushfire 2017 edition – a practical guide for Australians living in bushfire prone areas. The publication includes information and knowledge aimed to help individuals and families to better protect themselves and their assets. The article explains the importance of rainwater harvesting and storage during …
Kingspan Rhino goes on an esCarpade for Camp Quality
Kingspan Rhino are proudly supporting this year’s Camp Quality esCarpade – an annual motoring adventure which raises money for Aussie kids and their families who are impacted by cancer. This year, participants will venture in their self-decorated vehicles for a week from Port Macquarie to Toowoomba, via the Sunshine Coast. Matt Brown, WA Production Manager and …
New era for Australian made Rhino Water Tanks
Earlier in the year, Rhino Water Tanks joined the Environmental division of Kingspan. Kingspan understood that Rhino’s branding held a lot of heritage and represented a leading manufacturer and supplier of steel water tanks for the Rural & Commercial sector in Australia. For this reason, Kingspan opted for dual branding (Kingspan Rhino) at all Rhino …
The Cotton On Foundation and Kingspan Rhino
The Cotton On  Foundation raise about $20M a year for humanitarian projects. Through the Cotton On Foundation, Kingspan Rhino supplied and installed 8 x 260kl tanks at a village in Uganda to help supply fresh drinking water for the new schools that the foundation has built from their fundraising efforts around the world.
Kingspan celebrates beating Net Zero Energy targets
On track to reach 100% net zero energy by 2020 Kingspan, the global leader in high performance insulation and building envelope solutions, is pleased to announce it has beaten its target of generating at least half its aggregate energy use from renewable resources by 2016. Kingspan’s aggregate renewable energy use was 57% of its total …
The Greater Melbourne Alternative Water Plan
The RHAA is pleased to present this blog authored by Urban Water Cycle Solutions and Thirsty Country. Building design can fundamentally change how Melbourne households use water and how urban water is provided. There are three take-home messages from the Water Plan. The major determinant of Melbourne’s water use is the behaviour of buildings and particularly …
Wastewater – BioDisc Now Available in Australia
We are pleased to announce the launch of the Kingspan BioDisc® into the Australian market.  This product is the market leader in wastewater treatment plants in the UK, with over 60 years of development history. For domestic dwellings without access to mains drainage, the Kingspan BioDisc® sewage treatment plant provides a reliable, efficient and environmentally …