All The Latest Industry Events
  • 17 & 21 November 2017

    Leadership for Adaptive Sustainability

    This course will help you navigate this unpredictable terrain while successfully managing your staff and functional units focusing on a unique combination of leadership, resilience and adaptive sustainability. Participants are engaged in experiential learning and practical projects relevant to themselves and their organisations. Learning is supported with a 1:1 mentoring session to address specific workplace issues and ongoing access to coaching and personal development is available.

    More information here.

  • 20 November 2017

    Introduction to Battery Storage

    This one day Masterclass in presented with the NSW Office of Environment & Heritage is coming to Melbourne for the first time and will focus on integrating new battery technologies into energy efficiency projects.

    The Masterclass will cover:

    • How battery storage systems work
    • How to perform a risk and mitigation analysis
    • How to review your electrical system, usage and define your objectives and targets
    • How to utilise available tools to review the cost modelling for battery storage and establish what variables may affect viability at your site.

    Registration for the Masterclass includes access to the National Energy Efficiency Conference plenary session on 20 November 2017, training session, training materials, lunch, refreshments & post training networking drinks.

    More information here.

  • 20-21 November 2017

    National Energy Efficiency Conference

    Registrations are now open for the National Energy Efficiency Conference 2017, which will take place on 20 – 21 November at Pullman and Mercure Melbourne Albert Park.

    Now in its ninth year, the National Energy Efficiency Conference is Australia’s premier annual event on energy efficiency, bringing together up to 400 efficiency leaders, innovators, energy users and policy makers.

    The theme for 2017 – Security, Affordability, Productivity – underlines the growing recognition that smart demand side investments are the quickest and cheapest way to solve Australia’s energy crisis, and keep our energy system reliable and affordable.

    Andrew McAllister, Californian Energy Commissioner, has been announced as the keynote speaker.

    Topics to be covered during the conference include:

    • Energy efficiency and demand management
    • Energy productivity improvements
    • The structure and regulation of Australia’s electricity system
    • How to design better energy markets and more compelling energy efficiency products and services
    • The smart controls revolution

    More information here

  • 21 November 2017

    Fundamentals of Gas Efficiency

    Developed exclusively for the EEC and being delivered for the first time is this one day Masterclass for efficiency professionals working with businesses to bring down their gas costs through maintenance, tuning, plant upgrades and fuel switching.

    The Masterclass will cover:

    • The ins and outs of gas tariffs, procurement and contracting
    • How to develop a business case for gas efficiency projects
    • Where the common upgrade opportunities are, including:
      • Gas steam and hot water boiler efficiency
      • Direct gas heating efficiency
      • Fuel switching
    • How to tune systems to improve gas efficiency
    • How system maintenance can result in quick savings

    Registration for the Masterclass includes access to the National Energy Efficiency Conference plenary session on 21 November 2017, training session, training materials, lunch, refreshments & post training networking drinks.

    More information here.

  • 21 November 2017

    WELL Training

    This WELL Training course will provide an overview and insight into the system, as well as case studies on pilot projects that will illuminate the benefits of the WELL Standard which marries best practice design and construction with evidence-based health and wellness interventions.

    This will be a timely course to undertake and will sharpen your knowledge in health and wellbeing.

    The speakers are Liz Miles, Director, Australia and New Zealand International WELL Building Institute and Jessica Rose Cooper, Chief Commercial Officer,  International WELL Building Institute.

    More information here.

  • 22-23 November 2017

    CRC for Low Carbon Living Annual Participants Forum 2017 ‘Towards Low Carbon Cities’

    Registrations are now open for the CRC for Low Carbon Living’s Annual Forum 2017. The Forum will include the latest research and evidence for design, planning and policy innovations enabling globally competitive low carbon cities.

    Under the banner of Towards Low Carbon Cities, the Forum will feature sessions on:

    Providing certainty for industry investment in innovation (in partnership with ASBEC)
    The role of policy and regulation
    Reliable tools, benchmarks and levers to enable low carbon cities
    Empowering consumers

    Keynote speakers include The Honourable Robert Doyle AC, Lord Mayor of Melbourne and urban innovation expert Peter Madden OBE (Ambassador for Future Cities Catapult, UK).

    More information here.

    Registrations can be made here.

  • 24 November 2017

    Engaging Citizens in Transition to Low Carbon Living

    Facilitated by award-winning Australian environmentalist, Tania Ha, this forum will present the latest research and tools from the CRC-LCL, partners and collaborators that address the current barriers and opportunities to engage citizens in transitioning to low-carbon and sustainable urban living.

    It will provide an interactive discussion about new opportunities for businesses, communities and individuals to be engaged and empowered to transition to low-carbon behaviours and practices. It will offer policy makers insights into goals and governance, community engagement, media and technology, and the evidence, education and innovation opportunities for supporting the urban transitions necessary to achieve our climate and sustainable development goals.

    Esteemed panelists include:

    • Professor Jane Farmer, Director Swinburne Institute for Social Innovation
    • Professor Peter Newton, Swinburne Centre for Urban Transitions
    • Dr Leonie Walsh, Former Victorian Chief Scientist
    • Professor Mark Burry, Director Swinburne Smart Cities Research Institute

    The insights and ideas shared and generated at this forum will be documented and developed into a discussion paper for policy makers on recommendations for better engaging citizens in transitions to low carbon living.

    This event is free to attend.

    Registrations here.

  • 27 November 2017

    Adapt NSW Annual Forum

    The AdaptNSW Annual Forum brings together government, industry, researchers, consultants and community representative to showcase the latest in climate change adaptation research and implementation in NSW.

    The program features:

    • Keynote presentations by leading experts
    • Case studies and interactive Q&A sessions
    • A panel on ‘The Power of Innovative Adaptation’
    • A 3D virtual reality experience of climate risks on infrastructure in Sydney, presented at the UTS Data Arena

    Registrations can be made here.


  • 28-29 November 2017

    Smart Building Summit 2017


    The Smart Buildings Summit will bring together senior executives from Commercial Real Estate, Facilities Management, developers and construction companies, architecture and design firms and IoT to discover new strategies & hear new trends supporting smart buildings.

    It will feature leading local and international expert speakers who will show how IoT can be leveraged to enhance building performance, better manage portfolio risk and liquidity, transform the tenant and user experience and create new revenue streams through IoT.

    The event includes a conference and expo showcasing new products and services.

    More information here.

  • 28-30 November 2017

    State of Australian Cities National Conference 2017

    The State of Australian Cities National Conference is held every two years in different Australian Cities. This year the conference returns to Adelaide. The conference is considered the pre-eminent conference on Australian urban research.

    Key presenters include SA Premier, Jay Weatherill, Associate Professor Emma Baker (University of Adelaide), Associate Professor Rebecca Bentley (MSPGH), Professor Ralph Horne (RMIT) and Dr Libby Porter (RMIT). Conference papers are double blind reviewed and eligible for the Peter Harrison Memorial Prizes.

    The program includes keynote addresses, panels, the Tom McKenna Lecture and conference dinner.

    More information here.

  • 29 November 2017

    High Performance Home Seminar

    This seminar addresses the increases in penalties for code undercompliance, more stringent regulations, increased demand from homeowners for homes that comply to the NCC in terms of thermal and energy efficiency, more and more homeowners asking for homes that will cost them less to run.

    Guest speakers will share their knowledge and expertise to assist in the delivery of homes that are built on performance, collaboration and compliance – without depleting profit margins!

    Registrations here.

  • 1 December 2017

    LCA Masterclass: Buildings, Products and Organisations

    This masterclass examines the benefits, challenges and impacts of applying LCA to the built environment.

    The masterclass covers:

    • what LCA is and what it can be applied
    • the role of LCA for building design and Green Star
    • LCA for products and sustainable procurement
    • organisational LCA as a tool for sustainability strategy-setting.

    This is an interactive course that will unearth cutting edge case studies from leading organisations utilising LCA and offer practical exercises to illustrate key learning objectives.

    There is also a webinar that will provide further insight on the LCA and Materials Green Star credits which has been to develop to complement this masterclass.

    More information here.

  • 4-5 December 2017

    Sustainable Integrated Cities International Conference

    The theme for the 2017 Sustainable Integrated Cities International Conference is “Integrated Thinking for Sustainable Cities and Communities”.

    As a Delegate, Speaker or Sponsor of the Conference you will be part of an experience that is widely regarded as facilitating knowledge-sharing among participants and city leaders on policy reform and innovation to inform and inspire climate action. The UN Global Knowledge Platform will provide access to cutting-edge tools for countries and cities to pursue aspirations for creating the future smart and sustainable cities.

    The Sustainable Integrated Cities 2017 Conference will be held at Curtin University in Perth. In addition to providing professional opportunities for input and debate for practitioners, policy makers, researchers and academics, Sustainable Integrated Cities 2017 will offer delegates the occasion to renew connections and acquaintances, and of course meet new colleagues from within the industry.

    Speakers/panellists include:

    • Michael Nolan, Chair UN Global Compact – Cities Programme
    • David Singleton, Chairman and Director of the Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia.
    • Brad Pettitt, Mayor at Fremantle City Council.
    • Peter Newman, Professor of Sustainability at Curtin University and Board of Infrastructure Australia.
    • John Thwaites, Professor & Chairman, Monash Sustainable Development Institute & Climate Works Australia.
    • Arvind Varshne, Urban designers, planners, policy-makers, and landscape architects with innovative decision-making systems.
    • Ray Wills, Managing Director, Future Smart Strategies.
    • Jiuchang Wei, Professor of School of Management at University of Science and Technology of China.
    • Stella Whittaker, Principal Sustainability & Climate Change, Ramboll.
    • Larry Quick, CEO of Resilient Futures
    • Laurie Buys, Professor, School of Design, Theme Leader, Infrastructure for Sustainable Communities, Queensland University of Technology.
    • Dora Marinova, Conference Chairman, Director Curtin University Sustainability Policy WA.
    • Ken Welsh, Chair International Centre for Urban Planning & Transport (ICIUPT) and Facilitator.
    • Colin Munsie , Chairman – Regions Urban   Design Group.

    More information here.

  • 5 December 2017

    Energy Measurement and Metering

    The course provides introductory guidance on meter selection, installation, calibration and data collection and validation. Meter accuracy will be discussed, along with techniques for reducing the costs of measurements, and developing a metering plan in line with your customers budget.

    Participants will get to examine and inspect meters as part of the training. Techniques for quickly manipulating data files will also be presented, along with guidance on data collection intervals.

    On completion of the course participants will learn:

    • How to meter electrical energy, thermal energy, gas energy and water flow
    • How to develop a metering plan that fits within budget constraints
    • How to select the right meter for the job
    • The application and limitations of various meter types
    • Considerations for installation
    • Data collection & validation options
    • How to analyse raw meter data.

    More information here.

  • February 2018

    National Sustainable Living Festival 2018

    The Sustainable Living Festival is on for the month of February in 2018. The Festival will host events that celebrate and cultivate sustainability. There will be talks from local and international speakers, forums, workshops and film, art and design events.

    The theme for the 2018 Festival is Climate Crunch Time! There are three program streams:

    • Already too hot!
    • Make it safe
    • Mobilise everyone, everywhere

    Applications are now open to participate and make a positive impact by hosting an event in next year’s program. Applications close 30 November 2017.

    More information here.

  • 28 February - 7 March 2018

    3rd Modular Construction and Pre-Fabrication ANZ 2018
    Sydney & Melbourne

    The 3rd Modular Construction and Pre-Fabrication ANZ 2018 is the event platform that exhibits the latest techniques and technology in the modularization and prefabrication context.

    Themed “Innovation. Sustainability. Efficiency. Quality.”, the 3rd edition of the conference will focus on best practices and new innovative techniques and technologies that will strengthen and enhance the uptake of modular construction methodology in the ANZ construction industry.

    A new addition to this year’s conference is the Construction Tech, Equipment & Automation Innovation Showcase where the latest construction automation technologies to improve worksite productivity and efficiency through automation will be showcased including new innovations such as bricklaying robots, driverless trucks/bulldozers, 3D printing for construction and inspection drones .  In the afternoon there will be a Factory Site Visit to a Modular Construction Assembly to see how pre-fabrication can be built into quality in practice. There will also be a Construction Building Fire Safety Design & Compliance Workshop to ensure fire safety and quality.

    More information here.


  • 13-15 March 2018

    PVC AUS 2018: Shaping the Future

    The only conference that brings together Australasia’s vinyl value chain to meet, educate, innovate.

    Building on the success of the first conference held in 2016, PVC AUS 2018: Shaping the Future will take place in Sydney next March 13-15, bringing together the vinyl value chain for the Australasian region. Over A$1 billion of raw materials are consumed by Australia’s PVC manufacturing industry and over A$3 billion of products containing PVC are sold in Australia.

    This event will provide an exceptional opportunity to reach and influence key decision makers in the industry. Shaping the Future is your chance to share industry trends and developments specific to the manufacturing, use and re-use of vinyl.  Practical, how-to knowledge that delegates can take back to their workplaces and apply, as well as thought-provoking and valuable insights on emerging directions for local and global markets is being sought.

    Over two days, PVC AUS 2018: Shaping the Future will have two content-rich parallel technical and commercial presentation streams as well as plenary sessions and panel discussions, together with plenty of networking and conversation time.

    All sponsorship packages have now been taken up however there are still a few opportunities to become involved by exhibiting at the PVC AUS 2018 event. For further information please email

    Registrations are now open. Early bird discounts are available until 1 December 2017. There are also discounted rates for Vinyl Council Members.

    The full program here.

    More information here.

  • 13-15 March 2018

    Green Cities 2018

    Green Cities - Energising Communities

    Save the date for the 2018 Green Cities Conference!

    The theme will be Energising Communities and the conference will explore what can be done now to build smart, sustainable cities for tomorrow.

    Speakers include John Flecker, Multiplex CEO, Lucy Brogden, Chair of National Mental Health Commission, Rod Fehring, Frasers Property Australia CEO and GBCA Chair, Sustan Lloyd-Hurwitz, Mirvac CEO and Managing Director and Turi Condon, Australian Property Editor. The keynote speaker will be Jamie Durie OAM.

    Early bird tickets on sale until 13 October 2017.

    More information here.

  • 15-16 March 2018

    Climate Leadership Conference

    The Climate Leadership Conference will bring together over 250 climate, energy, and sustainability professionals from federal, state and local government, industry, associations, research and non-government organisations to address climate change through policy, innovation, and business solutions, with a strong focus on best-practice case studies from Australia and around the world.

     The Conference will feature:

    • Top case studies about driving business and economic opportunity through climate leadership;

    • Driving innovation and building climate action partnerships;

    • Strategies for achieving zero emissions;

    • Factoring climate change into planning and infrastructure decisions;

    • Management of climate risk;

    • Financing the low-carbon future;

    • Carbon mitigation technology and innovation;

    • Cultivating a climate culture and communicating solutions to stakeholders;

    • Building sustainable supply chains;

    • Benefits of carbon neutral commitments for industry and government;

    • Building local resilience to climate change impacts.

     Invited speakers include:

    • Dr Melanie Kaebernick – Director, Carbon Neutral Program and National Carbon Offset Standard, Domestic Emissions Reduction Division, Australian Government Department of the Environment and Energy

    • The Hon Jay Weatherill – Premier, South Australia

    • The Hon Lily D’Ambrosio – Minister for Climate Change and Energy, Victorian Government

    • Jim Reeves – Director-General, Queensland Department of Environment and Heritage

    • Anthony Lean – Chief Executive, NSW Office of Environment and Heritage

    • Dr Stephen Bygrave – Executive Director, Climate Change and Sustainability, ACT Government

    • Simon Corbell – Victorian Renewable Energy Advocate

    • Don Henry – International Board Member of The Climate Reality Project and the strategy advisor to its Chair, the Hon. Al Gore

    • The Hon Clover Moore – Lord Mayor, City of Sydney

    • The Hon Simon Clough – Deputy Mayor, Lismore City Council

    • Dominique La Fontaine – Executive Director, South East Councils Climate Change Alliance

    • Paul Orton – Director of Policy and Advocacy, NSW Business Chamber

    • Professor Jean Palutikof – Director, National Climate Change Adaptation Facility

    • Dr Andrew Pitman – Director, ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science

    • Amanda McKenzie – CEO, Climate Council

    • Pete Williams – Deloitte Digital

     Registrations here.

  • 15-16 March 2018

    Sydney Build Expo 2018

    The Sydney Build Expo 2018 will be held at the Royal Hall of Industries in the Hordern Pavilion, Sydney. The event focuses on construction projects and opportunities in Sydney and New South Wales.

    Sydney Build Expo is an opportunity to gain access to all the latest infrastructure & construction projects, tenders and opportunities in Sydney and NSW.

    The show features over 200 international exhibitor and more than 50 conference and workshop sessions.

    More information here.

  • 26-27 March 2018

    Refrigeration 2018


    The AIRAH Refrigeration 2018 Conference will include sessions reviewing the latest developments regarding legislation, technologies, and a multitude of industry-specific case studies. The conference trade display will give participants the opportunity during the breaks and cocktail functions to interact with leading industry suppliers on the latest refrigeration technology offerings.
    Abstracts are now invited on a wide range of subjects including:
    • The Australian and International HFC phase-down
    • Future thinking – the path towards carbon neutrality by 2050
    • Energy efficiency & Sustainability
    • Energy efficiency of low GWP, synthetic refrigerants
    • Energy performance benchmarking
    • Transcritical CO2 systems and the Australian climate
    • Legislation/standards/licencing/training – developments in Australia and internationally
    • Case studies on projects
    • Re-use and recycling of refrigerants – environmental benefits / the importance of meeting standards
    • Site visit locations in the Sydney area

    Submissions for abstracts closed on 22 September. Notification of acceptance will occur by 9 October.

    The full conference program will be released on 24 November 2017. Earl bird registration discounts apply until 31 January 2018.

    More information here.
  • 3-7 May 2018

    South Pacific Passive House Conference

    South Pacific Passive House Conference 2018 Melbourne

    The 2018 South Pacific Passive House Conference is co-hosted by the Australian Passive House Association (APHA) and the Passive House Institute of New Zealand (PHINZ). The conference includes talks, site tours, hands-on masterclasses, networking events and access to suppliers.

    Abstracts are now invited on topics including, but not limited to:

    • Thermal bridging
    • Air tightness
    • Ventilation
    • Glazing
    • Dehumidification
    • Modular or prefabrication
    • Health, mould and moisture
    • Passive House is warm climate
    • New technologies

    Abstract submissions close on 3 December.

    More information here.

  • 9-11 May 2018

    National Planning Congress 2018

    The 2018 Congress aspires to address what is effectual planning practice on the global frontier  for the local community, a metropolitan area, a regional area, a mega-city or an emergent region.

    The key topics of the Congress are:

    • Cities + Regions
    • Movement + Infrastructure
    • Technology + Data
    • Demographics + Communities
    • Prosperity + Governance
    • Landscape + Sustainability
    • Culture + Place
    • WA in Focus

    There are a limited number of speaking spots available for presentations that may cover:

    • Case studies of projects, policy and development in practice, including the lessons learned, both good and bad;
    • New information, evidence and tools to support better planning;
    • Innovative approaches that generate new ways of thinking and challenge the status quo; and/or
    • Perspectives and experiences from the end users and stakeholders of planning.

    Presentations need to address once or more of the key topics listed above. Abstract submissions close 29 September 2017.

    More information here.

  • 27-30 May 2018

    Ideaction Oceania National Conference

    The Ideaction Oceania National Conference provides a forum for facilities managers, property managers, space occupiers and other professionals who interact with the FM industry to become informed and to address current issues, including compliance, legislative change, public policy and industry developments.

    The purpose of the conference is to promote the opportunities, challenges and solutions in facilities management. The Conference brings together practitioners, suppliers, service providers, owners, occupiers, experts and researchers to learn, be inspired and network.

    Abstract submissions on the following topics are invited:

    • Sustainability – reporting, managing
    • Energy Security
    • Compliance
    • Security – strategies, innovations
    • Risk Management
    • Asset Protection
    • Long-term Security Planning
    • Counter Terrorism – Emergency Preparedness

    Submissions close 3 November 2017.

    More information here.