Green Building Day Sydney 2019
Wed 26 Jun, 2019 Green Building Day // Sydney, NSW
Green Building Day returns in 2019 to explore leading case studies and the collective action we need to take as an industry to meet our sustainability targets.
The Green Building Day Conferences take place in Perth, Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney, providing a great opportunity for GBCA members and the wider industry to share knowledge and insights into Green Star projects.
Join us to hear from sustainability leaders and innovators as we unpack industry learnings and challenges.
Early Bird Offer ends Wednesday 12 June. Book now and save!
|Wednesday, 26 Jun 2019|
|7:30 am||Local Government Breakfast|
The Local Government Breakfast is a complimentary event specifically for local government stakeholders to deepen our collaboration and together discuss how to achieve more sustainable outcomes. This one hour panel discussion will host local government representatives to share their experience with using green star tools on projects and the challenges they are facing, the outcomes they have achieved and the opportunities they are seeing in the future.
Chris Derksema, Sustainability Director, City of Sydney
Facilitator: Jonathan Cartledge, Interim CEO, Green Building Council of Australia
This event is free for Local Government Representatives. If you would like to attend please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
|8:30 am||GBD registration & Morning coffee|
|9:00 am||GBCA: Leading sustainable transformation|
An overview of our strategy and priorities for the year ahead
|9:15 am||Keynote Address: Trust and Distrust in Australian Institutions|
Steve Spurr, CEO, Edelman Australia
|9:45 am||Powerful Partnerships: how collaboration is key to carbon neutrality|
DHL Carbon Neutral building:
Olivia Leal-Walker, Sustainability Advisor, Frasers Property Australia
|10:05 am||PANEL DISCUSSION|
How are the current drivers, tools and projects leading the decarbonisation of the built environment?
Nicole Sullivan, Senior Manager – Green Star Solutions, Green Building Council of Australia
Sophie Gillies, Carbon Neutral Program and National Carbon Offset Standard, Climate Change Division, Australian Government Department of the Environment and Energy
Jennifer Kulas, Project Lead/ Business Development, Nightingale Housing
|10:30 am||Reducing Embodied Energy Emissions – the Next Step Forward|
Adam Jones, Technical Officer, Wood Solutions and GBCA Future Green Leader 2019
|10:45 am||Morning tea|
|11:15 am||CONCURRENT BREAKOUT SESSION A - GBCA’s FUTURE FOCUS|
Green Star for New Buildings
Green Star for New Buildings reimagines the existing rating tool to deliver a solution that will meet the challenges of the next decade. Join us to learn about the following:
What does Future Focus mean for Communities?
Jorge Chapa, Head of Market Transformation, Green Building Council of Australia
|11:15 am||CONCURRENT BREAKOUT SESSION B - WHAT DOES FUTURE SUSTAINABLE PROCUREMENT LOOK LIKE?|
This session includes two short presentations and a discussion with the audience, facilitated by Nicole Sullivan, Senior Manager – Green Star Solutions, Green Building Council of Australia.
What are the opportunities and outcomes for social procurement in the property sector?
Molly James, Advisor, Buyer Services, Social Traders
IKEA’s approach to securing a sustainable procurement process and supply chain
Dr Kate Ringvall, Country Sustainability Leader, IKEA Australia
|1:30 pm||Meet the stars: sharing insights from Green Star case studies|
Hear from a range of case studies and discuss outcomes and benefits of green star. What is the impact of green star for the property market and the building supply chain?
|1:30 pm||Daramu House, Barangaroo|
Daniel Grumbaum, Lendlease
|1:50 pm||Fairwater sustainability benefits’ analysis with the use of green star and geothermal systems|
Rory Martin, Sustainability Manager (Residential), Frasers Property Australia
Mark Langdon, National Sales Manager, Alinta Energy Geothermal
|2:10 pm||Greener than Expected|
Nermine Zahran, Associate Architect and Sustainable Design Leader, Gensler Sydney
|2:30 pm||PANEL DISCUSSION: What will EVs mean for the built environment: how to get EV ready?|
Facilitator: Richard Palmer, Principal, Integral
Tim Weale, National Manager – Retail Solutions, Mirvac
Daniel Hilson, Founder and CEO, Evenergi
|3:00 pm||Afternoon tea|
|3:30 pm||CONCURRENT BREAKOUT SESSION C - SOCIAL INFRASTRUCTURE IN FOCUS|
The session will feature case study examples and discuss the benefits of green star for these buildings.
The Sydney Modern - Art Gallery of New South Wales
Nicholas Wolff, Project Director, Sydney Modern Project, Art Gallery of New South Wales
Green Square Library and Plaza
Jonathan Alexander, Senior Sustainability Consultant, WSP
Northern Beaches Hospital
Lewis Hewton, Principal ESD Consultant, Cundall
|3:30 pm||CONCURRENT BREAKOUT SESSION D - INCREASING SUSTAINABILITY OUTCOMES THROUGH INNOVATION|
Beyond Operations: the importance of embodied carbon, and strategies to reduce its impact
The presentation explores the impact of embodied carbon on buildings’ life cycle carbon emissions in Australia.
Dr. Philip Oldfield, Director, Architecture Program and Associate Professor, UNSW Built Environment
Innovative collaboration partnerships for leading social, environmental and economic research:
Alex Sommer, Sustainability & Research Manager, Landcom
The latest in thermal comfort
Ashak Nathwani AM, Adjunct Senior Lecturer, School of Architecture, Design & Planning, The University of Sydney
|5:00 pm||Networking Drinks|
Davina Rooney - Stockland
Davina is a property professional with a broad range of sustainability experience, from environmental projects, not-for profit boards and overseas community development work, spending 8 months working in the Indian Himalayas on the construction of a school which won multiple international awards. Davina has been recognised by numerous industry awards including NAWIC NSW 2016 Sustainability Award, PCA 2014 Future Leaders Award and Sydney University Engineering Young Alumni Award. Career highlights include simultaneously holding The most sustainable real estate company in world (DJSI Global Property leader), GRESB Global leader (Retail/Office) and recognised on the Carbon Disclosure Project Leaders in 2016. The success has been maintained whilst simultaneously holding these in 2018.
Olivia Leal-Walker - Frasers Property Australia Pty Ltd
Olivia is passionate about empowering people to support change for the better. She believes in delivering value through integrated solutions which help people live healthy, connected lives while enhancing our natural ecosystems and creating a climate positive future.
Sophie Gillies - Department of the Environment and Energy
Sophie Gillies is a Senior Policy Officer in the Carbon Neutral Team at the Department of the Environment and Energy. Sophie worked closely with the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) and the NABERS Administrator to develop both the National Carbon Offset Standard for Buildings and the certification arrangements for carbon neutral buildings. She now manages the Department’s relationship with the GBCA concerning carbon neutral building certification.
Nicole Sullivan - Green Building Council of Australia
Leading the Green Star Solutions team, Nicole is responsible for Green Star certification and technical development of the rating system. With a combination of technical expertise and marketing experience, Nicole is able to communicate the complexities of sustainable design and construction in accessible language that resonates with customers. She is focused on maintaining the integrity of Green Star ratings while providing a flexible customer experience.
Adam Jones - WoodSolutions
Adam Jones is an Engineering Advisor with WoodSolutions. He completed his civil engineering degree with honours at Monash University in 2015. Adam was named the GBCA Future Green Leader of the Year for 2019. He is very passionate about the structural engineers’ role to play in reducing embodied energy emissions of buildings. Adam has pursued this passion with an entrepreneurial spirit, creating the podcasts Future of Structures, Timber Talks and the online course Smart Embodied Energy Solutions.
Molly James - Social Traders
Molly has been working to create positive sustainable impacts since she gave up her bedroom to help raise endangered green parrots on Norfolk Island as a six year old. Now, 15 years into her professional career Molly has delivered social and environmental outcomes and Green Star ratings across Australia, worked with Green Building Council of Australia and Vietnam to develop and teach green building education programs, and also delivered sustainability strategy and reporting programs for corporates.
Jorge Chapa - Green Building Council of Australia
As the Executive Director for Green Star Development and Operations, Jorge directs the ongoing evolution of the internationally recognised Green Star rating system to ensure it continues to be a relevant, flexible, and cost-effective method for delivering sustainable outcomes for Australia’s buildings, fitouts and communities. Jorge has an architecture degree from the University of Monterrey in Mexico and a Masters in Design Science from the University of Sydney.
Mark Langdon - Alinta Energy Geothermal
Mark is National Sales Manager for Alinta Energy Geothermal. Having started the geothermal business with Queensland contractor QPS in 2011, Mark has developed the business and the industry from the ground up and transitioned into this role with the acquisition of by Alinta Energy. Mark was responsible for the negotiation and establishment of the Fairwater residential community in Sydney with Frasers Property that, when completed, will be one of the largest geothermal HVAC projects of its kind globally. With a 20 year plus career within the construction and property industries, Mark has developed a broad and deep knowledge of the industry participants and functions. Mark has held senior positions in both building companies as well as product suppliers and industry associations.
Rory Martin - Frasers Property Australia Pty Ltd
Rory Martin, Sustainability Manager for Residential, Frasers Property Australia – With 10 years industry experience, Rory leads the sustainability agenda for Frasers Property Residential Business Unit, encompassing everything from new growth corridor communities to high density infill developments, and almost everything in between. He holds both a Bachelor of Architecture with Honours and a Masters of Science in Environmental Design with Distinction, as well as being a registered Architect. Rory participates on multiple industry panels, speaks regularly at local and international conferences, guest presents at universities and has been recognised through award wins and nominations for his work in both design and sustainability.
Nermine Zahran - Gensler Australia Pty Ltd
Nermine Zahran brings to every new opportunity a contagious passion for sustainable design as well as a comprehensive understanding of industry best practices. Nermine believes that it is vital to continually learn – and to educate others in the industry and in the general public – about ways to minimise the impact of the built environment on the planet. She also seeks to ensure that the buildings and spaces we create are human-centred and improve human health and well-being.
Natalija Kokotovich - Gensler Australia Pty Ltd
Richard Palmer - Integral Group Consulting Engineers Pty Ltd
Alex Sommer - Landcom
Nicholas Wolff - Art Gallery of New South Wales
Nicholas was appointed to the role of Project Director for the Sydney Modern Project at the Art Gallery of NSW in June 2015. He has over 30 years’ experience in architecture and property development, most recently in the area of major urban renewal projects.
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$279.00 + GST
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$549.00 + GST
WhenWed 26 Jun 2019 8:30am - 5:30pm
Building 8, Dr Chau Chak Wing Building
University of Technology
14 Ultimo Road
Haymarket NSW 2007
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