Seminar: The Energy – Transportation Nexus & Personalised Public Transportation

Shivkumar Kalyanaraman, Chief Scientist of IBM Research Australia, presents a special seminar on “The Energy – Transportation Nexus & Personalised Public Transportation”.

The Energy - Transportation Nexus & Personalised Public Transportation

When: Tuesday, 28 October 2014  |  12:00pm – 1:00pm

Where: The Michael Hintze Theatre LG03, Tyree Energy Technologies Building, UNSW

More information and registration at: http://www.lowcarbonlivingcrc.com.au/events/2014/10/energy-transportation-nexus-personalised-public-transportation

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Sustainable Buildings Research Centre Open Day

SBRC UOW

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VERGE’s Free Virtual Event: See the Future of Next-Gen Buildings and Cities‏

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The future belongs to those who understand how to harness data to achieve radical new efficiencies in sustainability. And that future happens at VERGE Virtual. Join Joel Makower, along with presenters and panelists from The White House, C40, City of New York, USGBC, and many more for our first VERGE Virtual event of 2014. This free event will explore how the growth of smart buildings and smart cities is enabling new services and revenue opportunities, along with new models for business engagement.

During this free event, you’ll see:

  • Illuminating keynotes on the people and technologies fueling innovation in smart buildings and smart cities.
  • In-depth case-studies covering next-gen infrastructure,future buildings & cities, driving climate action through data innovation, and America’s urban future.
  • Practical sessions to help you understand critical trends, and walk away with actionable information.

Even if you can’t attend, sign up anyway to get full access to the archive presentation following the event.

REGISTER NOW HERE >

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Australia China Council grants – Calls for Expressions of Interest

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NSW Premier Mike Baird launches China Australia Millennial Project (CAMP) in Shanghai. 

 

“I encourage young people from across China and NSW to get involved in this exciting new initiative,” Mr Baird said.

 

“A new initiative will bring together 100 young innovators from China and match them with 100 bright young minds from Australia for a five-day innovation workshop as part of CAMP,” he said.

“This initiative reflects the essence behind the Vivid Ideas program, which promotes ideas, discussion and debate.
“Successful applicants will be asked to work together to consider challenges common to both countries before being given an opportunity to pitch their ideas to compete for grants, venture capital, and consideration in the Premier’s Innovation Initiative” Mr Baird said.

CAMP was recently recognised by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s Australia China Council (ACC) with a seed grant. ACC awarded funding to 33 projects in the new strategic priority areas of Education, Economic Diplomacy, Arts and Culture and Australian Studies in China.

“The China Australia Millennial Project is supported, among many other government and private sponsors, by the Australia-China Council as a new platform with significant potential to enable future champions of bilateral engagement to meet, build relationships and make practical contributions to Australia-China relations and broad global challenges”.
 
The Australia-China Council was established by the Australian Government to promote people-to-people connectivity between Australia and China. 

Calls for expressions of interest from Chinese and Australian innovators aged 18 – 35 are now open at www.australiachina.org. Express interest today or share this with those who might be keen to.

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Invitation: Seminar on GUPES – Global Universities Partnership on Environment for Sustainability

What is GUPES?
GUPES is the Global Universities Partnership on Environment for Sustainability!

Presenter: Mahesh Pradhan, UNEP, Environmental Education and Training Unit

UNEP

Organised by: The Institute of Environmental Studies in partnership with the CRC for Low Carbon Living and UNSW Sustainability

When: THURSDAY 27th August 2014. Time: 3.00pm – 4.00 pm

Where: Room 413, Level 4, Electrical Engineering Building G17, UNSW Kensington main campus

All are welcome. SEE Map

For more information see HERE

Please forward this invitation to all potentially interested parties.
Hope to see you there and to hear your ideas in the discussion
For further information email:  ies@unsw.edu.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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AECOM’s annual Urban SOS student competition – Registrations Open now !

AECOM launches its annual Urban SOS Student Competition - this year's theme is 'Towards a new industry'In its fifth Urban SOS student competition, AECOM seeks integrated design proposals that rehabilitate disused industrial and infrastructure sites in cities worldwide. Submissions should integrate urban, architectural, landscape, engineering, and environmental design to support the development of new industries, establish new centers of production, and strengthen the pre-existing urban fabric. Sites can be of any scale in any city worldwide.

Applicants must be currently enrolled as an undergraduate, graduate or post-graduate student at a university or college program in the design, architecture, landscape, urbanism, engineering, economic, geography, or environmental fields. Students may enter as individuals or in teams of up to four.
We will select three finalists and send them to New York City to present their schemes before an internationally renowned jury at the Center for Architecture. The jury will select a winning team and distribute a US$15,000 pot of prize money at their discretion. AECOM will donate US$25,000 in cash and/or in-kind technical assistance to advance implementation of the winning proposal.
Download the brief and competition rules and apply online.
REGISTER BEFORE: June 1st
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: July 11th
FINALIST CHARRETTE IN NYC: September 4th

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