Monthly Archives: March 2012

Seminar with visiting ‘Green Universities’ delegation from China

The Sustainable Design and Development Research Cluster is pleased to welcome another visiting delegation from China. The delegation represents the China Green University Network, and includes staff from Tongji, Tianjin, Jiangnan and Zhejiang universities and the South China University of Technology.

The proposed program for their visit is as follows:

11.00 am Monday 26th March – arrive on campus, meet at Red Centre building (Built Environment Faculty) for brief campus tour led by one of our Chinese PhD students.

12.00 noon-2.00pm – Seminar

·         Member of Tongji delegation to speak on green buildings/university greening in China (approx. half hour including questions);

·         Paul Osmond to speak on Australian Green Star rating and UNEP university greening project (approx. 20 min. including questions);

·         Three built environment PhD students whose work relates to green buildings / ratings (Weifeng Lee, Yuning Ou and Syafiq Salehudin) to present for approx. 10 minutes each on their topics, followed by feedback and general discussion.


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Bushlight is calling for Expressions of Interest – Be part of building Indigenous community resilience

Electricity prices are going up. The people most affected by these
changes live in the most remote parts of Australia isolated from
mainstream support programs.

Our energy efficiency program is tailored to ensure remote Indigenous
households are equipped to make informed choices about energy use
to reduce household expenditure on power bills.

Use your project management experience and community
engagement skills to lead this exciting project. You will be on the
ground facilitating meetings with community residents and regional
stakeholders. You will be well supported by our multidisciplinary team
who have a demonstrated track record of work in over 260 remote
Indigenous communities.

We can offer attractive remuneration for the right person to take a
lead role in this discrete, short term project with opportunities for
future work with Bushlight.
Please send an expression of interest and current CV to by 31st March.
For further information please call Marteena McKenzie on
0418 852 496.

Bushlight is part of the Centre for Appropriate Technology. For more
information about Bushlight visit

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GREENRIGHT International Conference 2012


GREENRIGHT International Conference 2012 will be on 11 – 13 April 2012 on Jakarta Convention Center.

First Day, 11 April 2012 – Opening Ceremony & Plenary Session at Assembly Hall.

Second and Third Day, 12 & 13 April 2012 –  Track session.

Two days of three track session consist of :


The main focus of Green Building is health, with main objective is to improve  quality of human life. Healthcare as a building that has a direct relationship with this objective, get a proportions and great emphasis in Green Building concept application .
Application of the concept design, management and the involvement of actors in Healthcare need to implement concept of sustainability.


The main gate of a country is tourism. With tourism, a country can promote ones richness, diversity, quality and achievements of its nation. Good management and also supporting concept will strengthen credibility of a country.
Discussion of design, construction management, and management of a systems that implement sustainability will make Indonesia have a better value in International forum.


Information and knowledge of Green Building principles and elements involved in it.

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Universiti Malaysia Terengganu 11th International Annual Symposium on Sustainability Science and Management (UMTAS 2012)




With our greatest pleasure, we cordially invite you to participate in the Universiti Malaysia Terengganu 11th International Annual Symposium on Sustainability Science and Management (UMTAS 2012) which will be held from 9th to 11th July 2012 at Ri-Yaz Heritage Marina Resort & Spa, Kuala Terengganu, Malay

sia. UMTAS 2012 covers topics related to sustainability in science and management which are wrapped up under the main theme of the symposium: “Greening the Technologies and Resources for Human Wellbeing

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AuSES Celebrates 50th Year

The Australian Solar Energy Society (AuSES) is marking its 50th year of delivering successful annual conferences by teaming up with  international partner, the Australian PV Solar Energy Exhibition (AUPVSEE), to co-present the free to attend  East Solar Expo & Conference.

AuSES will tap its exceptional professional solar network and deliver expert content for the 2 day speaker program, while AUPVSEE will draw industry from around the region for the specialist solar Expo creating the most significant dedicated solar event ever held in the Asia-Pacific.

AuSES will also host its traditional academic focused conference Solar 2012 in December.

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Researching Low Carbon Living

Seminar – Prof Deo Prasad

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Seminar by Professor Kazuhide Ito from Kyushu University – Japan

Thursday March 1st, 2012 the Sustainable Design and Development Research Cluster Faculty of built environment University of New South Wales hosted a seminar by Professor Kazuhide Ito from Kyushu University – Japan.  Professor Ito was visiting Australia through the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering Australia Japan Emerging Research Leaders Exchange Program. His research interests include analysis and prediction of indoor environmental quality (indoor air, thermal comfort) and relationships with health, productivity and performance. Professor Ito gave a talk on “Prediction and control of indoor air quality and its impact on health”, with a focus on integrated simulation procedures for infection control. Interestingly, he extends his research beyond the border of disciplinary (architect/ built environment) to medical doctor field in his effort to study the relationship of micro climate of human body and buildings. Following Professor Ito’s  talk, three of FBE PhD students whose research falls into the above domains, namely Shamila Haddad, M. Kotbi and Krishna Munsami  briefly presented their “work in progress” for feedback and discussion.

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Sustainable Design and Development Research Cluster seminar

On Wednesday 8th February, The Sustainable Design and Development Research Cluster hosted its first seminar in 2012. A delegation team of academics  from Tongji University  and the Shanghai World Expo Promotion Centre were visiting New Zealand and Australia.

Professor Li Guangming, Vice Director of Office of Science and Technology and Professor of College of Environmental Science and Engineering, and Vice Director of Shanghai World Expo 2010 Science and Technology Promotion Center shared about the sustainability challenges around the planning and design of the 2010 Shanghai Expo, and the subsequent lessons and longer term outcomes for the site. The presentation was followed by an informal discussion. The FBE Dean,

Professor Alec Tzannes joined the event later.

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