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GBCA Vacancy – Technical Coordinator

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The Sustainability Services Team at the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) have two vacancies for a Technical Coordinator.

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How to apply
Closing date for applications: COB Friday 2 October 2015
Please email your covering letter and resume addressed to Catherine Andon, HR & Operations Manager to catherine.andon@gbca.org.au

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Invitation: talk with Prof. Mohamed Al-Hussein from University of Alberta, Canada

You are invited to join us at the CRC for Low Carbon Living for a pleasure to meet, listen and interact with Prof. Mohamed Al-Hussein from University of Alberta, Canada.

 

Dr Al-Hussein is a Professor in Construction Engineering and Management and NSERC Industrial Research Chair in the Industrialization of the building Construction at Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering Hole School of Construction (www.engineering.ualberta.ca/civil).

He has extensive experience advising the modular and off-site construction industry in North America.  He works across a broad array of areas, including: automation of design and drafting for manufacturing; increases in productivity and flexibility of the building manufacturing system; mitigation of health and safety risks for construction workers; material usage optimization; construction material waste minimization; and quantification and reductions in CO2 emissions throughout the construction process. 

Dr. Al-Hussein is undertaking research that will ultimately revolutionize the current on-site stick-built construction process. He is working on creating a multidisciplinary building construction manufacturing network. The objective of the multidisciplinary network is to establish an industrialized construction process that allows builders to reduce construction costs and cycle time. At the same time, this new process generates higher quality products, creates healthier environments for workers and residents, and produces more energy-efficient buildings. The network will integrate discipline-specific research including engineering, computing, social and health sciences to coordinate cross-disciplinary knowledge that capitalizes on a manufacturing approach to establish a notably better design and construction method.

His detailed profile and a list of research outputs are posted on the university page:

http://www.civil.engineering.ualberta.ca/Research/ResearchAreas/Construction/MohamedAl-Hussein.aspx

 

Venue: Room G22, CRC for Low Carbon Living, Tyree Energy Technologies Building, UNSW, Sydney

Date: 16 July 2014 (Wednesday)

Time: 9:30am – 10:30am

 

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

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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 (m.schwensen@unsw.edu.au) by Monday 9th December.

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

Parking:

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.

Transport:

There is regular and various public transport options to the campus (see http://www.transport.unsw.edu.au).

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Come and get a glimpse of a Living Future.

One of the first buildings in Australia to take up the Living Building Challenge, the LFIA and University of Wollongong invite you to join us for a tour of the newly-opened SBRC.
The day’s events will include:

  • 10:00am Brief intro to the Living Building Challenge, from Amanda Sturgeon, Vice President, Living Building Challenge
  • 10:30am A summary of this year’s achievements and plans for 2014 by LFIA board members
  • 11:00am A tour of the SBRC , guided by people involved in the design and operation of the building
  • 12:00pm Lunch

For more information on the Living Future Institute of Australia, go to:

http://www.living-future.org.au

The SBRC is located at: Innovation Campus,
Squires Way, North Wollongong, NSW

Register at:

http://experiencealivingbuilding.eventbrite.com.au/

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October 19, 2013 · 12:16 pm

Wollongong on Fire

How to Win a Solar Decathlon
As you may have heard UOW’s ‘Illawarra Flame’ House has received first place at the 2013 Solar Decathlon in Datong, China. The net-zero energy house, revamped a typical 1960s fibro house and was designed by students from the University of Wollongong and TAFE Illawarra.
At the forum you will find out all about the scheme from Mark Jones from AEJ.  You get to ask all the hard questions, get a behind-the-scenes insight into the house and find out where to from here for the team.
Forum is happening on 11th september 5:30pm at 3 Manning Street, Potts Point.

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September 9, 2013 · 8:48 pm

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“Modernising Building Energy Codes to Secure our Global Energy future”

With the substantial pressure the buildings sector is adding every year to global energy supply, energy security and the environment, there is an urgent need for global policy action to reduce the energy demand of the built environment.
 
The IEA and the UNDPpartnered to analyse current practices in the design and the implementation of building energy codes. Step by step guidance for effective and successful implementation of building energy codes are provided in the publication. Illustrative examples from IEA and non IEA countries are included.
 
Register now to hear more about effective approaches to address energy challenges of the built environment.
 
The Webinar is hosted by the Clean Energy Solutions Center. It will take place on August 20th, from 2:30PM to 4:00PM CEST (Paris time). Space is limited.
 
 

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August 9, 2013 · 6:07 pm

ZCA Buildings Plan Sydney Launch event

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A practical plan to fix Australia’s buildings in a decade.

You are invited to join BZE at this premiere event where Research Director Trent Hawkins will partner with leading environmental building experts to unveil this key report. This will be your opportunity to be the first to see this ground-breaking research launched.

Australia’s buildings were not designed to meet many of the challenges we face today. We can act now to halve the energy use of our buildings, provide energy freedom and transform the places in which we live and work.

The Zero Carbon Australia Buildings Plan is the first comprehensive, nationwide retrofit plan for Australia’s building sector. This plan demonstrates how all existing buildings can reach zero emissions within ten years.

-Guest Speakers include:
Bruce Precious – Sustainability Property specialist, Fmr Chair Better Buildings part
Caroline Pidcock – Director, Pidcock – Architecture + Sustainability,
Former President of the Australian Built Environment Council
MC- Hugh Wareham, CEO (interim) Beyond Zero Emissions

Numbers are strictly limited, and bookings are essential.

WHERE: Beyond Zero Emissions – Surry Hills, NSW
WHEN: Wednesday, 14 August 2013 from 6:15 PM to 8:30 PM (EST)
MORE INFO & REGISTRATIONS: http://zcabuildingsplansydney-eorg.eventbrite.com.au/

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