Biodiversity Half Day Seminar - Melbourne

Enhancing biodiversity in the built environment

This event accrues 3 Green Star CPD points

Biodiversity is a critical issue we need to address as urbanisation growth has placed significant stress on our ecosystems. Biodiversity is good for nature, but it is also good for people as we rely on healthy ecosystems to sustain long-term conditions for life, health, and good social relations. Research and evidence demonstrating the positive impact of green space and biodiversity on people and urban space is significant, and continues to grow.

The Biodiversity Seminar will provide a key opportunity to discuss current pathways and guidelines to enhance biodiversity in the built environment. The seminar builds on the publication of GBCA’s Building with Nature discussion paper and the increasing priority of Nature in our Future Focus (Green Star for New Buildings and for Communities).

Protecting and enhancing biodiversity will deliver huge benefits for our cities livability.

The seminar will:

  • Discuss existing pathways and address some of the challenging and complex aspects of project delivery
  • Showcase relevant case study examples
  • Share latest developments for tools and guidelines that will be used in Green Star for New Buildings and Communities
  • Increase your knowledge on biodiversity issues, site ecological value, urban connectivity and water pollution

Speakers confirmed

Elham Monavari, Senior Manager – Strategic Projects, Market Engagement, Green Building Council of Australia

Dr Arne Geschke, Integrated Sustainability Analysis, School of Physics, The University of Sydney

Jeremy Brown, Co-Founder, Ocean Protect

Professor Sarah Bekessy, RMIT University

Lee Harrisson, Ecologist, Urban Forest and Ecology Team, Sustainability Branch, City of Melbourne

Guy Williams, Senior Principal Consultant, The Biodiversity Consultancy

Emily Low, Associate Director – Sustainability, WSP

Jorge Chapa, Head of Market Transformation, Green Building Council of Australia

Dr Austin O’Malley, Principal Ecologist / Ecology Team Leader – Victoria, Eco Logical Australia

Marc Noyce, Director, Biofilta

James Galloway, Director | Green Infrastructure, Grow Collective

Key topics to be discussed:

  • Assessing, mitigating and enhancing the site ecological value
  • Supporting ecological systems to maintain and increase habitat connectivity for green and blue infrastructure
  • Building design that encourages biodiversity/ecology and biophilic design elements, rethinking how nature is integrated and strengthened in and around projects
  • Onsite solutions to create habitats that enhance biodiversity: methods, resources, real case study examples
  • Biodiversity delivery pathways for biodiversity in buildings
  • Metrics, guidelines and benchmarking tools we need for building design practitioners, including GBCA latest developments for the Nature Green star credits
  • Prioritising biodiversity: driving biodiversity outcomes and associated benefits to build the business case
  • Addressing the different levels from building site to city and regional biodiversity
  • Water pollution - Storm water management
  • Product transparency and ecological supply chains

Who is this seminar for?

Developers, Architects, Designers, Builders, Engineers, Project managers, Urban planners, local governments and everyone interested in learning about biodiversity and ecology in our buildings.

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Tickets

  • General admission / $280.00 + GST
    Future Green Leader Only
  • Early bird / $349.00 + GST
    Members Only
  • Early bird / $449.00 + GST
    Non-Members Only

Agenda

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CPD Points

3 Green Star CPD point(s).

When

Tue 17 Sep 2019 8:30am - 1:00pm

Location

Aurecon
850 Collins Street
Docklands

Getting There

Please note registration for this event is on the GROUND FLOOR FOYER located near the lifts

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