BOE was a consultant to the City of Melbourne in developing the Zero Net Emissions by 2020 Strategy. This is a detailed strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the City to zero by 2020. BOE conducted extensive consultations and presentations to the City's different stakeholders, including State and Commonwealth agencies, energy companies and City planners, developers, as well as the City's corporate, commercial and private residents

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BOE has assisted the Building Commission Victoria to produce a discussion paper that explores strategic options to improve Indoor Environment Quality in buildings.

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In Australia , around 10% of greenhouse emissions are attributed to commercial buildings, of which office buildings and hospitals contribute around 40%. This paper is based on a report compiled for the Victorian Building Commission reviewing the lessons learned from the construction of a number of contemporary green commercial buildings in Melbourne, including 60 Leicester Street (60L), Council House 2 (CH2), National @ Docklands, Queen Victoria Village (QV) and the Southern Cross development (Tagaza and Wilson 2004).

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BOE has produced the book Journey and Arrival: The Story of the Melbourne CityLink, a complete account of Australia's single largest infrastructure project since the Snowy Mountain Hydroelectric Scheme. The book records the key engineering, technological and business achievements of the project, and captures the learnings that have enriched Australia's knowledge base in the area of infrastructure development.

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BOE prepared a set of case studies for the Human Dimension Working Group of the National Innovation Summit. The case studies specifically considered the attributes, skills and approaches of individuals and organisations to innovation.

We addressed four sets of considerations:

  • Characteristics, capacities and skills the individual innovator brings to the innovation;
  • The strategic achievements and aspirations of the innovator - the extent to which the innovator sets out to create new value and be world competitive;
  • How systematic the innovator is in their approach to innovation, and the degree to which the process of-innovation becomes embedded in the organisation's culture; and
  • The attributes of good innovation practices within an organisation.

View: Case Study on Amicus
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BOE prepared case studies of engineering heroes nominated by Fellows of the Victoria Division of Engineers Australia. The heroes are contemporary engineers - in industry, the public sector, the scientific research community or in general community service, who have made noteworthy contributions to the economy and to society in general, either by:

  • creating successful business ventures;
  • developing innovative technologies that have either attracted private investment or have made Australia a leader in a specific field;
  • improving the standards of environmental care; or
  • improving the living standards of the general community.

View: Case Study on ANCA Word Format 
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BOE prepared case studies of research management and commercialisation. The case studies were commissioned by CSIRO specifically to:

provide examples of best practice in the management of research and technology transfer;
show the types of achievement that CSIRO values and will reward in the future; and
capture the learning of successful projects so other staff can draw and build on them for the future.

View: Case Study on Australian Animal Health Laboratory
View: Case Study on Australian Telescope National Facility
View: Case Study on Ceramic Fuel Cells Ltd.
View: Case Study on Cotton Breeding
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View: Case Study on Magnesium Metal Project
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View: Case Study on Port Phillip Bay Environment Study
View: Case Study on Stored Grai Research Laboratory

Article by Lindsay Bevege in The Canberra Times, 11 May 2005. Lindsay argues that instituting a competitive funding strategy would ensure a clearer research focus for the grand old aunt of Australian science.

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Paper by Lindsay Bevege, delivered at a seminar organised by the Centre for Research in Public Sector management, University of Canberra, 15 June 2005. Australia's research policy should shift its focus to competition between institutions. At present, too much money goes to either block grants or miniscule research grants. The block grants have meant that institutions have been sluggish in responding to national policy. The small research grants (NH&MRC and ARC) represent micro-management by a central agency with all the inefficiency that goes with such an approach, they have destroyed the career paths young researchers need and waste huge resources in transaction costs across the research estate that are in many cases larger than the grants themselves. Shifting the focus to competition between institutions for long term funding would provide a more stable environment for researchers; allow much greater clarity in linking research to other public policy goals and priorities; and free up significant time and resources for research.

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Article by Lindsay Bevege, in AQ, Jan-Feb 2005. Australia is facing some huge problems in health and the environment. Viable technical solutions exist, but through they are often sidelined by processes that are not geared to facilitate major change. What is this key factor that is so often unrecognised?

View: Solving Big Technical Problems Word Format