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City of Melbourne, AIRAH, Melbourne School of Design – University of Melbourne and Sustainability Victoria and City West Water are the 2014–2015 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.

Melbourne Forum, November 12

 

Practice of the future: Where is practice going?

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

Please note the venue for this Melbourne Forum is the University of Melbourne Parkville Campus, and not the Treasury Theatre in East Melbourne.

Venue:
Melbourne School of Design, Building 133, Masson Rd, the University of Melbourne, Parkville.

Transport: View public transport options.


5.00–5.30pm: Building tours (limited to first 100 registrations)


Take an exclusive tour of the Melbourne School of Design Building at the University of Melbourne. The building has been awarded a 6 star Green Star Design - Education Design v1 rating by the GBCA. Read more about the building.

 
6.00–7.30pm: Melbourne Forum presentations (at the Melbourne School of Design, University of Melbourne)




Pushing the boundaries to positive ecological and social outcomes

Dr Dominique Hes, M.AIRAH,
is senior lecturer at the University of Melbourne. Dominique will discuss future practice for a thriving, abundant world.


A thriving Melbourne: An indigenous perspective

Meyer Eidelson is an author, entertainer and social commentator. Meyer will provide insights into indigenous wisdom, and what we can learn from traditional custodians about creating a thriving, sustainable city.


Making innovation happen

Nick Adams, M.AIRAH, is mechanical services leader at Arup. Nick will detail case studies from around the world that put future practice into real buildings.


Sign on the line – Making Environmental Upgrade Finance simple

Eli Court is project manager at ClimateWorks Australia. Eli will explain how to finance future practice and how to make the most of our existing building stock.
 
7.30–9.00pm: Book launch, networking drinks and finger food.

Follow Melbourne Forum on Twitter: @MelbForum



Presentations from previous Melbourne Forum seminars

 

Wednesday, August 20


Chris Walker is team leader – sustainability and Michael Li is ESD engineer at AECOM.

Carbon-centred approach to sustainable design






Jade Barnaby is product stewardship advisor at Sustainability Victoria.

Strategic approaches to tricky waste


Frank Perconte is health, safety and environmental (HSE) manager at Burbank. 

Target zero waste home construction

The full white paper from RMIT, and a multimedia presentation of the project are available from the Burbank website.



 

Venue: Treasury Theatre, Lower Plaza, 1 Macarthur Street, East Melbourne (this is one level below Macarthur Street level), there are stairs next to the white umbrellas outside. 
  
Click here for a venue map 

Transport options:
  
Walk – It’s a short walk from the CBD
  
Train – Parliament Station is opposite the venue 
  
Tram – Numbers 11, 42, 109, 112, 48 and the City Circle tram stop at the front of the venue 
  
Drive – Meter parking is available on the street near Treasury Theatre, or click here for the nearest pay parking



Wednesday, June 18 – Building a healthy urban habitat


Clare Lombardi is City West Water’s Healthy Urban Habitat project manager.

Growing a greener west – Strategic partnerships for regional change



Professor Roger Jones is a professional research fellow, and Dr Gayathri Mekala is a research fellow at the Victoria Institute of Strategic Economic Studies (VISES), Victoria University.

Benefits of improving urban green infrastructure in Melbourne's west







Tashia Dixon is Living Brooklyn project manager at Brimbank City Council.

Living Brooklyn – A path to health and prosperity at Brooklyn Industrial Estate through Integrated Water Management





April 30 – Façades – Innovative technologies and techniques

Jon Morgan is a senior engineer at Arup.

VR/AR for the built environment

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

Performative design: Discovering the SAHMRI facades

Matthew Sullivan is head of research at Moreland Energy Foundation.

The role of BIPV


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

Click here to view bio

Living on one planet


Mike Hill

Click here to view bio

Housing People Sustainably


Adam Borowski

Click here to view bio

The Commons


Chris King

Click here to view bio

5x4 Hayes Lane Project


Retrofitting lower-grade buildings for sustainability - June 19


Dave Collins

Click here to view bio

Green buildings that work


Greg Anson

Click here to view bio

182 Capel Street: A case study in sustainable workplace design


Gary Stickland

Click here to view bio

Alto hotel on bourke: A carbon neutral hotel


Russell Evans

Click here to view bio

Retrofitting Victoria's B, C & D Grade Buildings


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


Alan Pears

Click here to view bio

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


Prof. Andy van den Dobbelsteen

Click here to view bio

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



Dr Paul Bannister

Click here to view bio

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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Presentations from previous Melbourne Forum seminars