Monthly Archives: December 2013

Invitation to Workshop: Progress on Green Buildings – China-Australia


The CRC for Low Carbon Living is hosting representatives from the Beijing Municipal Commission. We see this is a great opportunity to host a workshop focusing on Green buildings and carbon initiatives in Australia and China (with particular focus on Beijing City)

Where: LG03, Tyree Energy Technologies Building, University of New South Wales

When: Wednesday 11th December, 9.30am – 12.30pm

Presentations include:

‘Research underpinning a globally competitive green buildings sector’

– Prof Deo Prasad – CEO, CRC for Low Carbon Living

Action on Green Building’

– Dr Lurong Li – Deputy Division Director, Building Energy Saving and Building Materials Management Division, Beijing Municipal Commission of Housing and Urban-Rural Development

‘Greening buildings – City of Sydney’ (TBC)

– Chris Derksema – Director of Sustainability, City of Sydney

‘AECOM Sustainable Design Capability’

– Lester Partridge – Technical Director and Global Leader of Advanced Design and Applied Research, AECOM

‘Delivering a six star building at Shelley Street’

– Warwick Johnson –Director NSW and QLD,  Brookfield Multiplex –

‘Changing Perspective’

– Brett Pollard – Head of Knowledge and Sustainability, HASSELL

The presentations will be followed by a tour of the Tyree Energy Technologies Building, a 6-star energy rated building.

Please RSVP to Maria Schwensen ( by Monday 9th December.

Click here for a map of the UNSW Campus. Tyree Energy and Technologies Building is H6 on map.


Paid parking is available in  UNSW Western Services car park and Barker St Parking Station (Buildings G2 and N18 on Map) or there is an abundance of on-street parking nearby.


There is regular and various public transport options to the campus (see

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Help the fight against cancer – MOVEMBER by Warren Neilson (SBE Alumnus)

Dear All,

Thank you so much to those of you who have already supported my effort to raise funds for prostate and testicular cancer prevention research this year!

For the past 4 years I have made an effort to raise donations from friends, family, colleagues and complete strangers in an attempt to rid the world of these diseases. I grow a mustache on my face every November and participate in the fund raising campaign known widely as Movember. I do this because I hate cancer and frankly you should too. It has taken the lives of several of my family members, friends, colleagues and complete strangers over the years. Asking for your donations to support this cause will, no matter how small or large, support a global effort to prevent your uncles, nephews, brothers, fathers, sons, cousins, friends, colleagues and local strangers from suffering from testicular and prostate cancer in the future. This is my last plea of the month to ask YOU to help support the cause and help science and medicine rule the day on the fight against cancer.

To help by donating a couple bucks in this effort simply click on the below link and join the others that have already helped my team raised $735 dollars. We are far off from our $3,000 goal this year so every bit counts.





Thank you all again!

Warren Neilson

(415) 926 1829

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