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Repowering Port Augusta: BZE Discussion Group

Posted in Events by Mark Ogge on May 30th, 2012

4 June , 2012
6:30 pmto8:00 pm

Energy is the master resource which drives our civilisation and underpins the operation of the buildings we live and work in. But how well do we really understand energy?   Richard Keech will explore some of the threshold technical issues and concepts of energy, particularly as they apply to buildings. Join us for this technical introduction to BZE’s Zero Carbon Australia (ZCA) 2020 Buildings Plan which will be released later this year.

Time: 6:30- 8pm Monday 4 June 2012

Fritz Loewe Theatre (entry via level 2)
McCoy Building
University of Melbourne
Cnr Elgin & Swanston Streets, Carlton

Some areas explored are:

  • the distinction between heat and temperature
  • star rating systems
  • measuring the benefits of insulation and double glazing
  • the basics of AC power
  • measuring the contribution of solar PV
  • latent heat and the physics of heat pumps

Richard Keech has a Masters Degree in Engineering (Electronics/Digital), and a Masters Degree in Environment (Energy Efficiency).  He has contributed to the BZE ZCA 2020 Stationary Energy Plan and the up-coming BZE Buildings Plan.

Thank you to the University of Melbourne, Melbourne Energy Institute and Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute, our Zero Carbon Australia project partners, for joining us in bringing you this event.

Entry: Gold coin donation

Further reading:

http://beyondzeroemissions.org/buildings

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