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Zero Carbon Australia Buildings Plan

Posted in Events by Mark Ogge on September 28th, 2012

1 October , 2012
6:30 pmto8:00 pm

http://beyondzeroemissions.org/events/discussion-group

The Zero Carbon Australia (ZCA2020) Buildings Plan is set to launch in the coming months. The ZCA2020 Buildings Plan aims to demonstrate that there are no technical barriers to zero emission buildings in Australia. Project Director, Trent Hawkins, will take us through energy efficiency retrofits, thermal modelling software, implementation timelines, economic case studies, and the renewable energy strategies, that will make every building energy self-sufficient (i.e. zero net energy consumption) by the year 2020.

Whatever your incentive, energy efficient building design and sustainable performance is an absolute no-brainer. It would reduce Australia’s total carbon emissions. It would present energy savings for bill payers and more healthy and comfortable homes. This also has reciprocal benefits for government spending: a healthier population and more breathing room for the transition to renewable energy.

Time: 6:30- 8pm Monday 1 October 2012 

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

Plus LIVE webcast.

Trent is a Mechanical Engineer with a background in renewable energy and computational modelling. He previously held the position of Technical Manager at the sustainable energy consultancy, Enhar.

For participants outside Melbourne, live streaming of this event will be available here. You can ask questions and make comments during the webcast via a chatbox below. We will begin streaming the event at 6:25pm AEST (Australian Eastern Standard Time).

During live streaming we will provide a chatbox which can be signed into using various social media accounts like twitter and openID.

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

http://beyondzeroemissions.org/media/newswire/queensland-awaits-new-bze-…

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