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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

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

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Sustainable Building Design Workshop

Posted in Events by Kate Archdeacon on June 30th, 2009

Source: Climate Action Calendar. Email Monique Decortis on decortis@ to join the mailing list.

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Murrundindi Climate Network in partnership with the Moreland Energy Foundation Ltd are hosting a workshop on sustainable building. This is the second in a series and will focus on design aspects of sustainable building.

Sunday 12 July , 12pm-5pm

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Relifing Pre-loved Buildings

Posted in Events by Devin Maeztri on June 15th, 2009

What: Melbourne Forum Seminar: Relifing Pre-loved Buildings
When: Tuesday, June 30, 2009 – 05:30 pm
Where: The Treasury Theatre, Lower Plaza, 1 Macarthur Street, East Melbourne
RSVP: (free events, but must be registered to attend

Updating the existing building stock in Australia has become the most urgent of priorities; they represent an obvious area where improvements can be made, efficiencies achieved and dollars saved.

Guest speakers:

  • Paul Bannister - Managing Director – Exergy Australia: The top findings and keys to relifing existing buildings.
  • Amy Hogan – Sustainability Manager – Colonial First State Global Asset Management Property: Colonial’s Strategic Relifing Program
  • Bruce Precious - Office & Industrial Sustainability Manager – The GPT Group: 530 Collins St – Energy Performance Contract

For more detailed information about the seminar visit Australian Institute of Refrigeration Air Conditioning and Heating (AIRAH)

Dr Ralph Horne, Sustainable Cities Round Table – The Energy to Change, 20 May 2009

Posted in SCRT Videos, Sustainable Cities Round Tables by Virginia on June 9th, 2009

Dr Ralph Horne is the Director of the Centre for Design at RMIT University. The Centre for Design promotes sustainability through research, consulting, and capacity building through active dissemination and professional development. They are recognised internationally for our innovative design methods and tools to support sustainable design of products and services – everything from packaging and consumer products to buildings, suburbs and cities.

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