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A Sustainable Built Environment Conference 2016 Series (SBE16), Sydney Australia

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SBE16 Sydney Brochure

For more details and updates go to: http://www.sbe16sydney.be.unsw.edu.au/index.html

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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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Sustainable Buildings Research Centre Open Day

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Booking through Eventbrite.

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Better Buildings Partnership – Internship Opportunities

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Better Buildings Partnership (BBP) is offering internship opportunities in specific projects to give students from the Master in Sustainable Development – UNSW ownership and focus on practical work-streams in the following areas:

– Waste from Fitout – The BBP recognises a large amount of waste currently goes to landfill from churn of tenancy fitouts. We have commissioned research on the most wasteful materials and what potential futures they could have (reusing, recycling or upcycling) before landfill, and are conducting trials on matching social enterprise with market-creators in this space. We are keen to have a student passionate about materials, interior design, and with a bit of an engineering/architecture twist to champion this stream. In the next year we are looking to run a design competition for finding the best and most market-ready opportunities for high-impact materials and continuing trials to prove best practice.

– Data and Trends – The BBP captures raw consumption data (emissions, energy, waste, water) and building attributes (age, size, ratings, value, etc) for over 2.5 million sqm of space in the Sydney CBD. This data is used for trending and analysis, league tables and targeted research on the value of buildings and performance. We would like a data-hungry student who knows systems like Microsoft Excel very well and can identify and understand trends in large tracts of data.

– Operational Waste – BBP members spend large amounts on waste leaving their buildings for recycling and landfill, with very limited controls and best practice observed by contractors and building managers. A large piece of work will be completing outlining best contracts, grading of waste practices and conversions from densities to weights for reporting purposes. Alongside finalization of this work, we will begin to embed the learning and outputs into industry practice (training courses, presentations, written articles, case studies) and would like someone keen on learning how to influence industry with new tools.

Anyone looking for work experience and interested in volunteering some time with exposure to a highly commercial, council, and industry setting please contact Ben Thomas (an alumnus himself of Sustainable Development program) noting what project you are keen to champion and what piques your interest about it. Please attach a copy of your CV.

Contact: Ben Thomas
bthomas@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au
http://www.sydneybetterbuildings.com.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