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City of Melbourne, AIRAH, Melbourne School of Design – University of Melbourne and Sustainability Victoria and City West Water are the 2013–2014 Melbourne Forum partners.

These organisations have formed a partnership to deliver Melbourne Forum, a series of free public talks with the goal of increasing the development and refurbishment of commercial buildings in Victoria to achieve greater levels of sustainable performance.

2014 Melbourne Forums

 

For more information about Melbourne Forum, please email laura@airah.org.au

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April 30 – Façades – Innovative technologies and techniques

Date Wednesday, April 30
Time 5.30pm–9.00pm (Drinks from 5.30pm, with the session commencing at 6.00pm, and networking drinks again from 7.00pm)
Venue The Treasury Theatre, 1 Macarthur St, East Melbourne, Vic
Cost Free

Click here to register All attendees must register for catering purposes.

Speakers

Jon Morgan is a senior engineer at Arup.

New visualisation techniques such as virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) are powerful communication tools that can be harnessed by designers of the built environment.  These immersive technologies can complement/enhance existing prototyping methods to generate constructive dialogue and improve understanding through a collaborative experience.

Paul Stoller, M.AIRAH, is a director at Atelier Ten.

Parametric design techniques are shaping façades in ways that achieve exceptionally high levels of building performance and create site-specific architectural responses. Paul will explore these techniques through a series of short parametric façade design case studies, including the newly opened South Australia Health and Medical Research Building (SAHMRI) in Adelaide.


Matthew Sullivan is head of research at Moreland Energy Foundation.

Last northern winter, Matthew spent two months in an industry collaboration on building-integrated photovoltaics (PV) through the International Specialised Skills Institute. The institute is an independent, national organisation that works with Australian government, industry and education institutions to enable individuals to gain enhanced skills and experience in traditional trades, professions and leading-edge technologies. Matthew tells all about the future of building-integrated PV and its move towards commercial application.

   

Forum chair

Trent Hawkins is a senior consultant at Enhar.

Trent was project director of the recent Zero Carbon Australia Buildings Plan at Beyond Zero Emissions, which demonstrates that there are no technical barriers to zero emission buildings in Australia. He was also a contributing author to the Banksia award-winning Zero Carbon Australia Stationary Energy Plan. Trent is a mechanical engineer with a background in renewable energy and computational modelling.


   


2013

Biomimicry – November 26

Dominique Hes
Dr Dominique Hes is a senior lecturer at The University of Melbourne, Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning and a founding board member of the Australian Living Futures Institute.

Biomimicry
Jane Toner
Jane Toner is a biomimicry specialist and senior associate at Sustainable Built Environments.

Biomimicry 3.8
Tim Angus
Tim Angus is architect at his own practice, Tim Angus Architect. 

Towards sustainable architecture
Matthew Webb
Matthew Webb is sustainability consultant at Umow Lai and a PhD student in biomimicry at the University of Melbourne.

Engineering biomimetic strategies for the built environment

Innovative construction techniques - September 17


Richard Hough is a principal and structural engineer at Arup. 

Innovative construction: Massivholz

Damien Crough is business development manager at Unitised Building. 

Innovative construction techniques for multi-residential developments

Andrew Smith is project manager at Lend Lease.

Cross-laminated timber: Forte and Docklands Library and Community Centre

ESD in local government - June 18


Joan Ko is a senior consultant at Arup, working in the sustainability aspects of planning and organisational strategy. 

Energy, water and waste efficiency





David Mayes is manager of strategic planning at the City of Melbourne. 

City of Melbourne's building energy policy






Nic Drent is a strategic planner at the City of Port Phillip. 

Environmentally efficient design - Local planning policy




Gavin Ashley is coordinator of sustainable planning at Moreland Energy Foundation and ESD officer at the City of Yarra. 

Sustainable design assessment in the planning process


Sustainable public projects – March 19


Jeff Robinson and Colin Geisler

Melbourne Markets Relocation





David Jarratt

Bioscience Research Centre Project




Caimin McCabe

New Royal Children’s Hospital




Charuka Samaraweera

“Green” Engineering The National Tennis Centre





2012

One Planet Living – The built environment and beyond – November 14


Pooran Desai

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Living on one planet


Mike Hill

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Housing People Sustainably


Adam Borowski

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The Commons


Chris King

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5x4 Hayes Lane Project


Retrofitting lower-grade buildings for sustainability - June 19


Dave Collins

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Green buildings that work


Greg Anson

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182 Capel Street: A case study in sustainable workplace design


Gary Stickland

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Alto hotel on bourke: A carbon neutral hotel


Russell Evans

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Retrofitting Victoria's B, C & D Grade Buildings


Green Buildings: are they living up to expectations? - March 28


Alan Pears

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Learning from the 60L Green Building: good intentions, tough action and their outcomes


Prof. Andy van den Dobbelsteen

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Building for Future Generations: Here and now, using local strengths



Dr Paul Bannister

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Office Building Retro-Commissioning: Freshwater Place, Melbourne, Australia



Paul Crapper

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Redeveloping Goods Shed North



2011

 

The power meter and beyond - smarter ways of managing electrical supply - July 12

Judy Anderson

Smart Grid Australia - 
An insight to future infrastructure



Ross Fraser

Demand side response - Energy response and managing peak demand



Solar Energy and Architecture – International Best Practice and the International Energy Agency - September 28


Maria Wall

Swedish development of Energy-efficient buildings - From reduction of energy use to increased use of renewable energy


Olaf Bruun Jørgensen

SubtaskC - Concepts, Case Studies and Guidelines



Combating the heat island effect - June 30

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Dr Jason Beringer

Using green infrastructure to mitigate excess urban heat


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Dr Andrew Coutts

Management of heat stress in urban environments

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Anne Barker 

Greening the West – creating a healthy urban habitat



Funding opportunities for retrofitting buildings - May 4

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Scott Bocskay

Sustainable Melbourne Fund – facilitating improved commercial and environmental outcomes in the built environment

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Meg McDonald

Low Carbon Australia – financing programs for energy efficiency retrofits

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Alan Garcia

Financial opportunities for the building  sector – grants and government incentives



Changing behaviour to improve sustainability - February 23

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Alexandra McKenna

Delivering Energy Efficient Buildings - The Low Energy High Rise Project

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Kelly Wickham

50 Lonsdale Street Sustainability Victoria
Air Conditioning Set-point Offset Trial

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Scott Drake
Behavioural Change: adaptive comfort and sustainable outcomes

2010

Green precincts: The next logical step in sustainable development - September 29


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Mark Allan
Towards sustainable urban precincts

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Jeff Robinson
Sustainable precincts, sustainable cities: Re-tooling our infrastructure for a sustainable future

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Nick Alsop
Sustainability Victoria, Sustainable precinct program




Energy Efficiency Essentials for 2010: BCA Section J & Manadatory Disclosure - March 31


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Robert Enker
National Strategy for Energy Efficiency: Buildings are crucial

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Michael Shaw 
The key practical compliance issues for Section J

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Tom Cantwell
Mandatory disclosure of commercial office building energy efficiency




2009


Carbon reduction in the built environment - October 20

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Prem Panickar
Barriers and potential opportunities to distributed generation


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Blair Healy
Commercial cogeneration


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Dr Mirek Piechowski
GeoExchange renewable energy infrastructure




Relifing Pre-loved buildings - June 30

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Dr Paul Bannister

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