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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.

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Tuesday, July 21
Innovation and practicality of living systems in buildings


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

Date: Tuesday, July 21

Time: 5.30pm for a 6pm start. Presentations will finish at approximately 7.15pm, followed by networking drinks and finger food until 9pm. 

Venue: The Treasury Theatre, Lower Plaza, 1 Macarthur St, East Melbourne. Take the stairs next to the white umbrellas in the courtyard, down to the lower plaza. The theatre is on the left, under the stairs. 


Thami Croeser is an environmental planner at the City of Melbourne, managing the Greening Laneways program.

The City of Melbourne is developing a new way of assessing the potential for greening in our lanes, using a combination of modelling and spatial analysis. Thami will outline the City’s world-leading work on this new approach to measuring the biological potential of our cities. 


Alison Kelly is senior consultant - green infrastructure management at Do it on the roof. 

Alison will speak about green roofs from a facility management perspective. She will cover issues in maintenance and management which affect design and must be considered early in the design process, as well as investment in green roofs. 


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

Paul will introduce the prospects of industrial algae, summarise property industry opportunities and challenges for Living Algae Buildings, outline the research program underway at UTS, and open the discussion about the potential for Living Algae Buildings to the Melbourne Forum participants.



Forum chair: Dr Dominique Hes, M.AIRAH, is senior lecturer at the University of Melbourne. 




Melbourne Forum, Tuesday May 12
The water-energy nexus




Dr Steven Kenway is an Australian Research Fellow and research group leader, Water-Energy-Carbon, at the University of Queensland.

Water-energy-carbon links in Melbourne households
 



Adam Jones is a senior environmental engineer at BMT WBM in Sydney, and specialises in water efficiency analysis. 

Sometimes water savings are energy savings


Jesse Steinfeld is the engineering manager at Buildings Alive and Marc Gillespie is from Novion Property Group.

Active analytics for better building performance


 Melbourne Forum, November 12, 2014

Practice of the future: Where is practice going?


Dr Dominique Hes, M.AIRAH, is senior lecturer at the University of Melbourne. 

Pushing the boundaries to positive ecological and social outcomes

Meyer Eidelson is an author, entertainer and social commentator. 

Meyer provided insights into indigenous wisdom, and what we can learn from traditional custodians about creating a sustainable city.



Nick Adams, M.AIRAH, is mechanical services leader at Arup. 

Making innovation happen

Eli Court is project manager at ClimateWorks Australia. 

Sign on the line – Making Environmental Upgrade Finance simple

Melbourne Forum, August 20, 2014


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.




 

Melbourne Forum June 18, 2014

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

Melbourne Forum, April 30, 2014
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

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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
   
   
   
   



Presentations from previous Melbourne Forum seminars