Tall Buildings & Sustainable Design

Cost CPD points Duration* Exam Required
$53.64 1 60 Mins Yes

Course details
Philip Oldfield, Associate Professor of Architecture at UNSW Sydney, shares insights on the sustainable performance of tall buildings, and strategies to reduce their carbon footprint.

Tall buildings are a divisive building type. There are many who think they are inherently unsustainable, pointing to their high energy requirements, greater material needs and general unsuitability for family housing. However, others highlight their ability to foster high-density living and low-carbon lifestyles as an opportunity for efficient future cities.

In this webinar, Philip Oldfield talks about the evidence base for and against tall buildings from a sustainability perspective, covering both environmental and social factors. Drawing on the findings of his book, “The Sustainable Tall Building: A Design Primer”, published by Taylor and Francis, he highlights the architectural ideas, engineering strategies and cutting-edge technologies available to improve the performance of tall buildings in the future.

The presentation provides insight into designing social spaces at height, zero carbon towers, appropriate façade design, Passivhaus thinking, tall timber and low-carbon structures and renovation opportunities.

All course content is curated by the Green Building Council of Australia. Designed for maximum flexibility, this course allows you to study anytime, anywhere.

Exam Requirements
This course requires you to sit for an exam to obtain the CPD points. The exam comprises of 3 questions and has a time limit of 30 mins to complete.

All exams are multiple choice and questions are based on module content.

If you have any questions regarding any of these online courses please feel free to contact the GBCA Office on +612 8239 6200 or send us an email.

* Duration refers to the associated video content length of time. If there is no video it refers to the time limit of the associated exam. All pricing exludes GST.