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All The Latest Industry Events
  • 21 June 2017-21 October 2017

    SustainAbility Masterclass
    NSW

    The SustainAbility Design Specialist (SDS) Masterclass is a four day training course developed by the Building Designers Association of Australia and the Australian Institute of Architects.  The course aims to raise residential building designers and architects level of sustainability knowledge.

    The course covers four modules:

    1. Thermal performance
    2. Water and waste water
    3. Energy systems
    4. Good materials

    The completion of an SDS Masterclass allows the use of the SustainAbility Design Specialist icon on marketing material and a certificate of completion. Building designers receive 24 CPD points on completion of the course and registered architects can earn 1 formal CPD point for each hour of learning (24 hours in total).

    The SDS Masterclasses are a collaborative effort between the Building Designers Association of Australia, Australian Living and the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage.

    More information here.

  • 21 September 2017

    Site Tour: 333 George Street Sydney
    Sydney

    Charter Hall’s new CBD office building  features a host of impressive sustainability and environmental features such as five levels of cascading outdoor terraced workspaces and a fully automated blinds system.

    80 per cent of construction and demolition waste was recycled and around 95 per cent of timber used has the tick of approval by a forest certification scheme.

    Join the GBCA to learn what it takes to demonstrate leadership in green buildings from the starting line to the finish.

    Bookings can be made here.

  • 25 September - 1 October 2017

    World Green Building Week 2017
    National

    The theme for this years World Green Building Week is ‘net zero’ buildings. The international event aims to create a more connected, interactive and public conversation around the role buildings play in creating our sustainable future.

    The GBCA will be hosting a series of events across the country during World Green Building Week, with a view to finding ways to combat climate change and to make all buildings net zero by 2050.

    Events are listed on the GBCA website. Further events will be added. Interested parties can get involved by attending one of the listed events or by registering their own event.

    Buildings can be heroes in the fight against climate change – and so can you.

    More information here.

  • 25 September 2017

    Australia-Germany Business Conference 2017
    Sydney

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    Featuring key speakers from Australia, Germany and New Zealand, the Australia-Germany Business Conference in Sydney presents an opportunity to learn more about collaboration opportunities in the transport, infrastructure and utilities sectors. Up to eight German companies will also showcase clean-technology solutions and share experiences in global markets.

    Topics to be covered include:

    • Development of smart grids
    • Intelligent Traffic Management & Planning Systems / Traveller Information Systems / Warning systems and cooperative ITC
    • Products for the collection and management of measured data of electrical consumption groups as well as for monitoring traffic flows
    • Smart transport systems
    • Renewable technologies
    • Technology transfer for energy storage

    The conference is aimed at buildings engineers and architects, project developers and contractors as well as investors and stakeholders in industries such as utilities, solar, technology and energy.

    Registration is free but RSVP’s must have been made by 28 August 2017.

    More information here.

  • 27 September 2017

    Green Building Council of Australia – Perth Member Evening
    Perth

     

    To celebrate World Green Building Week, join the GBCA for an expert panel discussion on GBCA drive solutions forward, before enjoying networking drinks and canapes hosted by one of our valued members.

    Bookings can be made here.

  • 28 September 2017

    Inspiring Action – Working Together to Make Adelaide Carbon Neutral
    Adelaide

    Carbon Neutral Adelaide aims to make the City of Adelaide the world’s first carbon neutral city.

    Inspiring Action – Working Together to Make Adelaide Carbon Neutral is a two-hour interactive and informative discussion on how to work together to re-think the way Adelaide works, lives, plays and moves.

    The speakers are:

    • Tia Kansara – award winning entrepreneur and sustainable design expert who advises policy-makers, companies and individuals on sustainability and how to adapt to climate change, and designs and builds smarter cities.
    • Natalie Isaacs – Founder and CEO of 1 Million Women, a movement of 600,000+ women and girls that aims to empower women everywhere to act on climate change through the way they live.
    • Adam Beck – Executive Director of the Smart Cities Council, Australia and New Zealand who has been a key influencer in this space for over 20 years, working in the consultancy field, supporting the sustainable cities movement and much more.

    Attendance is by registration only. Registrations here.

     

  • 28 September 2017

    GBCA Brisbane Members Evening
    Brisbane

    To celebrate World Green Building Week, join the Green Building Council of Australia for an expert panel discussion on how GBCA drives solutions forward, before enjoying networking drinks and canapes courtesy of host, AECOM.

    More information here.

  • 10 & 14 October 2017

    Leadership for Adaptive Sustainability
    Melbourne

    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.

  • 10 October 2017

    CSIRO Future Buildings Forum
    Melbourne

    The CSIRO Future Buildings Forum offers an opportunity to discuss diverse industry views on the future needs for the building, construction and associated manufacturing industries with a specific focus on new and innovative technologies.

    The forum will bring together the diverse building and construction community comprising peak industry bodies representing companies and product manufacturers, architects, engineers, surveyors, insurers and valuers, government regulators, government departments, research providers and testing authorities.

    Key industry stakeholders will speak on the complex issues facing the industry and participate in facilitated discussions with a view to proposing and planning strategies for the future.

    More information here.

  • 11-12 October 2017

    All-Energy Australia 2017
    Melbourne

    All-Energy Australia is back for the ninth year in a row, and is set to deliver Australia’s most comprehensive clean and renewable energy trade show and conference. With a two-day, free-to-attend program of speakers, exhibitors, networking events and professional development opportunities, it’s an event not to be missed!

    The full two-day program features 6 different conference streams and over 80 hours of learning across the 2 days.

    Held in partnership with the Clean Energy Council, the 2017 program will showcase expert opinions from more than 120 speakers including James Seymour, General Manager, New Energy Services at Jemena, RES’ Tanya Jackson, Schneider Electric’s Kim Kreutz, Tesla Energy’s Lara Olsen, and the Essential Services Commission’s James Clinch.

    The CEC’s Solar Masterclass Series, running as part of All-Energy Australia, provides a one-stop shop for solar designers and installers to get expert advice on the major design and installation issues currently facing the industry. Attendance is free and Continuous Professional Development (CPD) points will be available to eligible installers who scan into each session.

    More information here.

  • 12-15 October 2017

    The Future Street

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    The Future Street is a collaboration between the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA), the Internet of Things Alliance Australia (IOTAA) and the Smart Cities Council Australia New Zealand (SCCANZ).

    The Future Street – is an installation that will take place during the AILA’s national Festival of Landscape Architecture and will focus on the important role streets can play in the future. The project allows the collaborators the opportunity to showcase what happens when digital, natural and built environments are weaved together.

    The installation will be supported by a program of topical discussions and case studies.

    More information here.

  • 12-15 October 2017

    International Festival of Landscape Architecture: The 3rd City
    Sydney

    The 3rd City is the future city, a postulation to be mapped, tested and debated. The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects and Creative Directorate, convened by Prof Helen Lochhead, Dean of UNSW Faculty of Built Environment, welcomes you into the 3rd City, to explore its dimensions and imagine its landscape potential. The 3rd City will take us beyond post-industrial urbanisation to ask what is necessary and what is possible for future cities, their people, their ecologies, their territories and spaces. Events for the 2017 Festival will be wide ranging and include the International Landscape Architecture Conference, National Landscape Architecture Awards, a student program, parties along with public and industry talks, tours, exhibitions, installations and city activations.

    More information here.

  • 15-18 October 2017

    CASANZ 2017: The Critical Atmosphere
    Brisbane

     

    CASANZ 2017

    The Clean Air Society of Australia and New Zealand is hosting the 23rd Biennial International Clean Air and Environment Conference at Pullman Brisbane, King George Square. The event will start with specialist workshops on 15 October.

    CASANZ 2017 will embrace the theme of The Critical Atmosphere and address concern over the effects of climate change on human health and wellbeing by focusing on understanding the physical and chemical processes underlying air quality, their effects on human health and welfare, and our capacity to effectively control and regulate air pollution.

    The event will bring together international and local speakers, papers, posters and exhibits to provide delegates with ample opportunities for new partnership options.

    More information here.

  • 16 October 2017

    Energy Measurement and Metering
    Melbourne

    This one day, “touch and feel” training electricity, gas, flow and thermal metering and measurement. Participants will get to examine and inspect meters as part of the training.

    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.

    Techniques for quickly manipulating data files will also be presented, along with guidance on data collection intervals.

     

    On completion of the course participants will:

    • Be able to develop a metering plan
    • Have inspected meters for electricity, gas, flow and thermal metering and measurement.
    • For each type of measurement (electrical energy, gas energy, flow, temperature) be aware of safety requirements for meter installation, operation and removal.
    • For each type of measurement (electrical energy, gas energy, flow, temperature) understand calibration requirements and issues around meter accuracy.
    • Be familiar with the application and limitations of range of meter types.
    • Be able to manipulate raw data files to obtain useful data.

    More information here.

  • 17-19 October 2017

    2017 Annual Infrastructure Sustainability Conference and Awards
    Melbourne

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    The ISCA Annual Conference and Awards event comprises of a three day conference and gala award dinner. The conference includes world-class speakers and will cover emerging infrastructure sustainability developments, how to apply best practice project and asset sustainability performance and industry networking.

    The 2017 Sustainability in Infrastructure Awards recognise projects, assets, organisations and individuals who demonstrate leadership in advancing infrastructure sustainability. Award categories are:

    • IS Project/Asset Achievement Award
    • IS Project/Asset Achievement Leadership in Infrastructure Sustainability Award (Mega projects and small projects)
    • Organisational Leadership in Infrastructure Sustainability Award
    • Individual Leadership in Infrastructure Sustainability Award

    More information here.

  • 19 October 2017

    Public Backsafe Manual Handling Program
    Melbourne

    Backsafe is an on-site, face to face training program supported by supplementary on-line training.  Manual handling instruction and resources are tailored to suit your business needs and to minimise your exposure to risk. This unique approach has been developed over 25 years and is supported by a transformational safety philosophy in musculo-skeletal safety training and assessment.

    More information here.

  • 19-20 October 2017

    Designing Healthy Liveable Cities
    Melbourne

    Hosted by the NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Healthy Liveable Communities, this conference will showcase the latest research on the key elements of liveable cities. It will also go a step further, by considering how evidence can be used to improve policy and practice.

    Leading experts will delve into current and emerging issues such as planning for an ageing population, the potential disruption of autonomous vehicles, measuring liveability, and how to evaluate urban policy.

    In concurrent sessions, presentations will explain new and important discoveries, and their implications. They will conclude with panel discussions featuring relevant government and industry representatives. Together with the researchers, they will explore how policy and practice can change to support community health and wellbeing.

    More information here.

  • 24 & 25 October 2017

    Reframing the Future and Adapting to Change
    Brisbane

    This two day workshop is led by recognised experts, with cross-disciplinary expertise in sustainability. The workshop will help participants to understand what ‘sustainable’ means, and how it can be engineered into existence as well as to identify the vital organisational, social, and global trends that work for and against this aspiration.

    Participants also receive access to ongoing coaching and professional development and up to the minute appraisals of climate science and contemporary climate change impacts.

    More information here.

  • 25 October 2017

    Australian Urban Design Awards 2017
    Brisbane

    The Australian Urban Design Awards recognise contemporary Australian urban design projects of the highest quality and aim to encourage cities, towns and communities across the country to strive for best practice in all projects.

    Convened by the Planning Institute of Australia and supported by eight peak built environment organisations the Awards are delivered by Architecture Media. Awards patrons are Malcolm Turnbull MP, Prime Minister of Australia and Lucy Turnbull AO, Chief Commissioner of the Greater Sydney Commission.

    Award categories are:

    • Delivered outcome – large scale
    • Delivered outcome – small scale
    • Policies, programs and concepts – large scale
    • Policies, programs and concepts – small scale

    More information here.

  • 31 October 2017

    Energy Auditing to the Australian Standard
    Sydney

    Presented in partnership with the NSW Office of Environment & Heritage, this one day training program will give energy audit practitioners the skills and knowledge to deliver energy audits that meet with Australian Standard 3598:2014. Note that the content of the course relates to audit process rather than being an instruction on energy saving techniques and technologies.

    The program is practical and hands-on, using workshops and group exercises to lead participants through the process of delivering a Standard compliant energy audit relating to:

    • 3598.1 Energy Audits – Commercial buildings
    • 3598.2 Energy Audits – Industrial and related activities

    The training will be delivered by Dr Paul Bannister. Paul is one of the world’s leading authorities in energy efficiency. Previously the Managing Director of leading specialist energy efficiency consultancy Exergy Australia, (acquired by Energy Action in 2014), Paul is now responsible for Energy Action’s Projects & Advisory Services division.

    More information here.

  • 15 & 16 November 2017

    Reframing the Future and Adapting to Change
    Melbourne

    his two day workshop is led by recognised experts, with cross-disciplinary expertise in sustainability. The workshop will help participants to understand what ‘sustainable’ means, and how it can be engineered into existence as well as to identify the vital organisational, social, and global trends that work for and against this aspiration.

    Participants also receive access to ongoing coaching and professional development and up to the minute appraisals of climate science and contemporary climate change impacts.

    More information here.

  • 15-16 November 2017

    Building Simulation 2017
    Melbourne

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    AIRAH and the International Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA) will host a joint Building Simulation Conference, providing a unique forum for the exchange of ideas and information. The conference will explore the impact of simulation on improving building performance and will be an opportunity to gain insight into the latest innovations in the field of simulation and the energy performance of buildings.

    More information here.

  • 16 November 2017

    FM Industry Awards for Excellence
    Melbourne

    Award nominations are now open for the FM Industry Awards for Excellence 2017. Industry leaders, practitioners, suppliers and clients are invited to celebrate and pay tribute to innovation and leadership achievements over the past year.

    The awards will be announced at a gala dinner event at the Grand Hyatt Melbourne.

    More information here.

  • 17 & 21 November 2017

    Leadership for Adaptive Sustainability
    Sydney

    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.

  • 20-21 November 2017

    National Energy Efficiency Conference
    Melbourne

    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

    Early bird discounts apply until 29 September 2017.

    More information here

  • 28-30 November 2017

    State of Australian Cities National Conference 2017
    Adelaide

    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.

  • 4-5 December 2017

    Sustainable Integrated Cities International Conference
    Perth

    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
    Sydney

    This one day, “touch and feel” training electricity, gas, flow and thermal metering and measurement. Participants will get to examine and inspect meters as part of the training.

    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.

    Techniques for quickly manipulating data files will also be presented, along with guidance on data collection intervals.

    On completion of the course participants will:

    • Be able to develop a metering plan
    • Have inspected meters for electricity, gas, flow and thermal metering and measurement.
    • For each type of measurement (electrical energy, gas energy, flow, temperature) be aware of safety requirements for meter installation, operation and removal.
    • For each type of measurement (electrical energy, gas energy, flow, temperature) understand calibration requirements and issues around meter accuracy.
    • Be familiar with the application and limitations of range of meter types.
    • Be able to manipulate raw data files to obtain useful data.

    More information here.

  • February 2018

    National Sustainable Living Festival 2018
    Melbourne

    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.

  • 13-15 March 2018

    PVC AUS 2018: Shaping the Future
    Sydney

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

    Building on the success of our 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. We are seeking 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.

    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.

    We are excited that all our sponsorship packages have now been taken up. There is still plenty opportunity to become involved by exhibiting at our PVC AUS 2018 event. For further information please email carol.hassan@vinyl.org.au.

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

     

    More information here.

  • 13-15 March 2018

    Green Cities 2018
    Melbourne

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    Save the date for the 2018 Green Cities Conference!

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

    Early bird tickets on sale until 13 October 2017.

    More information here.

  • 15-16 March 2018

    Climate Leadership Conference
    Sydney

    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
    Sydney

    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
    Sydney

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    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
    Melbourne

    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
    Perth

    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.