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joanna1st posted a blog entry in WipeAwayIn March, Victoria's capital city was the country's hot-spot for green building and environmental safety. This exquisite event has met millions supporters through the years striving to educate Australia's population on the benefits of green investments and Eco-oriented lifestyle. Being one of the greenest cities in Australia, Melbourne had been chosen to be hot of this year's Green Cities conference. The event was held at the Grand Hyatt Melbourne where world-leading Eco organizations and specialists joined forces in order to help reducing the carbon footprint of the country. The prime topics, which had been discussed in March 18 and 19, vary from researches on the benefits green buildings for the environment and nature diversity of Australia, to the development of sustainability strategies by the leading industries in the Southern Hemisphere. Main place in the debates took the presentation of Kent Larson, a researcher and director in MIT. Along with topics such as uncovering the opportunities for retrofitting existing buildings, intensely discussed were some outstanding researches on the effect the employees' satisfaction on the success of green building investments. Speakers such as Sean Chiao, the CEO of Buildings and Places and Ann-Kristin Karlsson, the director of WSP Sustainable cities were also an important part of Green Cities 2014 (@GreenCitiesConf). With a huge following and a great cause, the conference got a massive response in the residents of Melbourne inviting more and more organizations to take the path of sustainable living. But being part of a more verdant community is not new to the residents of Melbourne. Cleaning agencies, such as the housekeeping team Cleaning House Melbourne, have long ago adopted the cause of green living by offering Eco-oriented services and applying cleaning methods, well-known to be beneficial for the reduction of the country's carbon footprint. Still, there are goals we are yet to achieve in order to help the the world become a better place for all of us and the Green Cities conference took us one step closer to our aim.
jacobleehewitt posted a blog entry in Jacob's World ReviewDust in Melbourne can build up from the surfaces of roads, pavements and driveways, causing havoc for the home. Warm, dry weather takes the moisture out of top soil and leaves it liable to blow away in dust clouds over flatland. The dust collects around buildings and addresses making the cleaning of ducted heating and cooling systems extremely important for letting fresh air into the homes. Instead of brushing the dust away, where it can collect elsewhere and come back, it should be taken away from the property before it dries or marks paintwork. Dust carried overland by the wind at high speed and can leave dirty marks on white paintwork. The walls as well as interiors is a must to create a good first impression for guests or future property buyers coming up driveways to view your address. This may also mean re-painting badly marked areas and considering other colours which won’t show up top soil quite as badly. Such wall coverings may be terracotta or taking plaster back to leave brickwork exposed. Yet when the possible purchasers enter your property, they shouldn't be repelled by bad smells coming out from a poorly maintained air conditioning system. This is why, if your property is on the market, you should arrange a ducted heating servicing along with the lease cleaning service which comes with every relocation. Red soil is synonymous with Australia, but not a common feature in every state and less so in cities or concrete jungles. However, trucks carrying cargo through the outback can bring red soil into depots and deposit dust around cities, so this is worth bearing in mind wherever you live. Most dust stuck onto walls in the humidity can be brushed off gently, but be careful not to remove dirt with wire brushes as this will also take off paintwork or wallpaper. Instead lightly use a soft material duster to minimise the costs of repainting. Avoid using water as this will just smear the dirt and leave a stain where you have cleaned around the dust. Else, a domestic cleaning and air conditioning service in Melbourne is your best bet.