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.
|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
Liza Cordoba, Manager Strategic & Place Planning, Northern Beaches Council
Rathna Rana, Senior Urban Planner | Strategy and Environment, Ku-ring-gai Council
Facilitator: Jonathan Cartledge, Head of Public Affairs & Membership, Green Building Council of Australia
This event is free for Local Government Representatives. If you would like to attend please contact email@example.com
|8:30 am||GBD registration & Morning coffee|
|9:00 am||Welcome from GBCA|
Jonathan Cartledge, Head of Public Affairs & Membership, Green Building Council of Australia
|9:05 am||Welcome to Country|
Donna Ingram, Cultural Representative
|9:10 am||Keynote Address: Trust and Distrust in Australian Institutions|
Steve Spurr, CEO, Edelman Australia
|9:40 am||A word from Davina|
Davina Rooney, CEO, Green Building Council of Australia
|9:50 am||How are the current drivers, tools and projects leading the decarbonisation of the built environment|
Davina Rooney, CEO, Green Building Council of Australia
Our journey to carbon neutrality
Jeremy McLeod, Managing Director, Nightingale Housing
Carbon neutral certifications and the decarbonisation of the built environment
Sophie Gillies, Carbon Neutral Program and National Carbon Offset Standard, Climate Change Division, Australian Government Department of the Environment and Energy
Powerful Partnerships: how collaboration is key to carbon neutrality
Olivia Leal-Walker, Innovation Manager, Frasers Property Australia
Reducing Embodied Energy Emissions – the Next Step Forward
Adam Jones, Technical Officer, Wood Solutions and GBCA Future Green Leader 2019
We will hear a short presentation from each speaker and continue the discussion during a panel session.
|10:45 am||Vote of Thanks - Lendlease|
|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 Jamie Wallis, Senior Manager Market Engagement, Green Building Council of Australia.
11:20 IKEA’s approach to securing a sustainable procurement process and supply chain
Dr Kate Ringvall, Country Sustainability Leader, IKEA Australia
11:45 Cleaning Accountability Framework
Dr Miriam Thompson, Certification Adviser, Cleaning Accountability Framework
12:00 Questions and discussions with the audience
Dr Kate Ringvall, Country Sustainability Leader, IKEA Australia
Dr Miriam Thompson, Certification Adviser, Cleaning Accountability Framework
Matt Williams, Sustainability Manager Sydney Metrowide, Lendlease,
Facilitator: Elham Monavari, Senior Manager, Strategic Project, GBCA
12:30 Close of the session
|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.
Facilitator: Davina Rooney, CEO, Green Building Council of Australia
|1:30 pm||Daramu House, Barangaroo|
Daniel Grunbaum, Manager Environmental Design, 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|
Facilitator: Taryn Cornell, Technical Manager, Green Building Council of Australia
3:30 The Sydney Modern - Art Gallery of New South Wales
Nicholas Wolff, Project Director, Sydney Modern Project, Art Gallery of New South Wales
3:55 Green Square Library and Plaza
Jonathan Alexander, Senior Sustainability Consultant, WSP
4:20 Northern Beaches Hospital
Caimin McCabe, Director, Cundall
|3:30 pm||CONCURRENT BREAKOUT SESSION D - INCREASING SUSTAINABILITY OUTCOMES THROUGH INNOVATION|
Facilitator: Jorge Chapa, Head of Market Transformation, Green Building Council of Australia
3:30 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
4:00 Air Conditioning System Type Vs Energy Efficiency - Unique Research
Air conditioning systems selected on initial capital cost basis and / or perceived comfort requirements
4:20 Innovative collaboration partnerships for leading social, environmental and economic research:
Alex Sommer, Sustainability & Research Manager, Landcom
|5:00 pm||Networking Drinks|
Davina Rooney - Green Building Council of Australia
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. Career highlights include a decade at Stockland and in 2016 and 2018 simultaneously holding he most sustainable real estate company in world (DJSI Global Property leader), GRESB Global leader (Retail/Office) and recognised on the Carbon Disclosure Project Leaders.
Jonathan Cartledge - Green Building Council of Australia
Jonathan leads the Public Affairs team encompassing government relations, marketing and communications to drive the uptake of more liveable, productive, resilient and sustainable buildings, cities and communities. Jonathan brings over 15 years experience in senior management, government relations, strategy and project management roles in the public and not-for-profit sectors in Australia and the UK. Jonathan is chair of the Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council Cities Task Group, he has a Master of International Studies with Honours from the University of Sydney, and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Steven Spurr - Edelman Australia
Steve joined Edelman Australia as CEO in March 2016. Having over two decades of consultancy and in-house experience on brand & corporate assignments, prior to that he worked in six different Edelman offices. Most recently, in the UK where he was COO of Edelman UK & Ireland, leading the day-to-day operations of over 600 staff across three offices. Steve’s consultancy expertise is focused on brand building & re-positioning, influencer programming, social licence to operate and organisational d
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. Olivia has helped deliver industry-leading projects in her 5 years with Frasers Property Australia. In her spare time, she’s a Living Building Challenge Facilitator, Chairs the Hawkesbury City Council Sustainability Advisory Committee and is a Team Development Leader for the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards. She’s recently been awarded the UDIA Roy Sheargold Scholarship to help bring to life her vision for every roof in Western Sydney to be white and was the 2016 GBCA Future Green Leader of the Year.
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.
Jamie Wallis - Green Building Council of Australia
Jamie is a Senior Manager in the Market Engagement team and is based in Melbourne. Jamie works to engage with new and existing members and Green Star project teams to identify opportunities and promote the growth and uptake of Green Star. Jamie has over ten years experience driving sustainability in the built environment. He has worked closely with the property sector, business and government to design and deliver energy efficiency and sustainable design initiatives.
Jeremy Mcleod - Nightingale Housing Ltd
Jeremy is a registered architect and the founding Director of Breathe Architecture and Managing Director of Nightingale Housing. Breathe Architecture focus on sustainable urbanisation and in particular have been investigating how to deliver more affordable urban housing to Melbournians. Breathe were the instigators of The Commons housing project in Brunswick and now are collaborating with other Melbourne Architects to deliver the Nightingale Model. Nightingale Housing exists to revolutionise the way we live together and delivers on this mission by providing triple bottom line housing that supports the wellbeing of diverse, resilient communities. Jeremy was the recipient of the 2016 Leadership in Sustainability Prize at the AIA Australian Achievement in Architecture Awards. Jeremy believes that architects, through collaboration, can drive real positive change in this city we call home.
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.
Kate Ringvall - IKEA Pty. Ltd.
Dr Kate Ringvall is the Country Sustainability Leader for IKEA Australia. Kate has more than 20 years’ experience working, studying and exploring the many facets that make up Sustainability as we know it today. Her first job as graduate was in a recycling processing plant in Fremantle and Kate remains an avid recycler! Kate has a Masters in Public Policy and a PhD in Planning and her areas of expertise are in Sustainable Transport Planning, Sustainable Cities, Transit Orientated Development, and Energy Efficiency in the Built Environment. At IKEA Australia Kate’s work encompasses the full depth and breadth of integrating sustainability actions and implementing the People and Planet Positive Strategy across all 10 IKEA stores and now also New Zealand!
Daniel Grunbaum - Lendlease Building Pty Ltd
Daniel has fifteen years’ experience in sustainable design playing a key role in delivering on environmental performance requirements and outcomes on numerous significant projects throughout Australia. Daniel has significant expertise in providing design advice regarding sustainability issues associated with various building typologies with a particular focus on the internal environment created in addition to the impact of a building on the external environment. This is informed by an understanding of how design translates into delivery and operation gained through significant experience in verification and tuning of buildings in operation.
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.
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.
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. Beyond her aim to positively influence materials selection, construction methods, and ongoing energy-efficient operations strategies, 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
Natalija Kokotovich is a young and passionate designer determined to leave the world a better place than she found it. Growing up in an academic family she brings a research based philosophy, fresh perspective and limitless energy to every project she works on. Natalija loves approaching challenges creatively, inspiring new thinking when working collaboratively with her peers and clients. She is grateful to have the opportunity, through her work at Gensler, to directly and indirectly impact the lives of future generations.
Daniel Hilson - Evenergi
Dan is an experienced executive, entrepreneur, and energy industry disruptor with nineteen years in leadership roles within utilities and engineering companies. His focus is on global energy markets and the rise of distributed generation, microgrids, electric vehicles, and smart digital infrastructure. Dan has published several government funded reports on electric vehicles, microgrids and low carbon precincts. In his current role he is leading Evenergi, a start up that helps fleets, energy companies and automotive business prepare for the eMobility future. He is passionate about creating a business that is socially, economically and environmentally beneficial for stakeholders. Dan holds Masters of Commerce and a Masters of Environmental Science.
Richard Palmer - Integral Group Consulting Engineers Pty Ltd
Richard’s experience in sustainable design and procurement extends across the full breadth of the built environment: green buildings, sustainable infrastructure, sustainable precincts and future cities. His thought leadership on sustainable investment and assurance of non-financial performance coupled with his design and delivery experience pace him at the forefront of sustainability in the built environment. He integrates emerging trends in mobility, digital disruption, smart grids, healthy cities and reconciliation on urban projects.
Timothy Weale - Mirvac Retail
Timothy has over 15 years of experience in property primarily in the construction sector, including retail, mixed use, residential, infrastructure and defense. Timothy has worked in Australia and Timor-Leste. Prior to joining Mirvac in 2015, Timothy was a Capital Works Manager – Special Projects at Scentre Group. Timothy’s responsibilities included the delivery of national projects including Wi-Fi, the capital works program, smart building technologies and various centre ambience upgrades. Timothy has previously worked for Westfield, Watpac, St Hilliers Property & Construction, Leighton Contractors and the Australian Army. Outside Mirvac, Timothy is a casual academic staff member of the Faculty of Design, Architecture & Building at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS). Currently the National Manager – Mirvac Retail Solutions, Timothy is ensuring the successful implementation of technology and customer solutions for Mirvac’s Urban Retail Strategy.
Jonathan Alexander - WSP Australia Pty Ltd
Jonathan is a Senior Consultant with WSP’s Sustainability team. During his time at WSP, Jonathan has worked with clients in the delivery of sustainability services across building and infrastructure projects. Jonathan is currently the GSAP for the Green Square Library, responsible for managing the project’s As Built rating, having previously delivered numerous Green Star projects and provided sustainability advice across building, infrastructure, and organisations projects. Prior to joining WSP, Jonathan worked at EY with clients from a range of industries in the delivery of audit and advisory services in relation to greenhouse gas emissions, energy efficiency, and corporate sustainability reporting.
Ashak Nathwani - The University of Sydney
Director ARBS Foundation, Former Honorary Associate Professor – School of Architecture. Design & Planning - University of Sydney. Former Director, Norman Disney & Young, International Consulting Engineers – Ashak has over 40 years of experience in Property and HVAC industries.
Philip Oldfield - University of New South Wales
Philip Oldfield is Director of the Architecture program at UNSW Built Environment. Prior to joining UNSW, Philip was the co-creator and Course Director of the MArch in Sustainable Tall Buildings at the University of Nottingham, UK – the world’s only course and qualification dedicated to the design and research of high-rise architecture. Philip’s research interests are focused primarily on tall building design, sustainability, liveability and embodied carbon. He is an active member of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) and has led over $1 mi
Pernille Christensen - University of Technology Sydney
Dr. Pernille H. Christensen is Senior Lecturer in Planning, Property Development and Property Economics at the University of Technology Sydney. She is a member of multiple industry advisory committees focusing on sustainable development and resilient cities. Using a multi-disciplinary approach, her research focuses on decision making related to sustainability and resilience in property and planning. Recent research investigates strategies for improving community resilience to social and environmental disruptions such as terrorism, flooding and heat island effect; enhancing operational building management; and developing alternative solutions to affordable housing challenges.
Louise Crabtree - Western Sydney University
Dr Louise Crabtree is a senior research fellow in the Institute for Culture and Society at Western Sydney University. Louise is the leading academic authority on permanently affordable home ownership in Australia and leads research teams in extensive partnership with government, housing, corporate, and community agencies. Louise’s research focuses on the social, ecological and economic sustainability of community-driven housing developments in Australia; on the uptake of housing innovation in practice and policy; on complex adaptive systems theory in urban contexts; and, on the interfaces between sustainability, property rights, institutional design and democracy.
Alex Sommer - Landcom
Alex is responsible for driving the climate resilience and sustainability strategy across Landcom’s projects and business operations as well as leading on Landcom’s innovative research program. With a diverse background, working across the start-up, industry group, listed diversified property and government sectors, his approach focusses on shared value. A recent example is the launch of a land-sale sustainability rebate designed not only to drive inquiries and sales, but engage builders in more sustainable options, educate buyers about the tools available to them, reduce their cost of living for both owner occupiers and renters, and improve data collection for the NSW government in line with its existing programs.
Michael Parsons - Landcom
Michael has 28 years’ experience working in a broad range of business cultures and operating environments in Australia and internationally, with a technical specialisation in sustainable land management. His inquisitive nature, passion for finding long-term solutions to complex challenges and collaborative working style allows him to create links between research and practical outcomes. Michael manages Landcom’s collaborative research projects under the University Framework Agreement, is the secretariat for the University Roundtable and Communities of Practice, and jointly developed the Collaborative Urban Teaching Platform with Dr Dallas Rogers as part of Landcom’s commitment to student engagement.
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.
Caimin McCabe - Cundall
Caimin has over 22 years consulting experience in environmentally responsive and sustainable building design. Caimin has extensive healthcare experience that includes; State ESD Technical Advisor role for the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre and the new Royal Children’s Hospital PPP’s; and ESD Consultant on the successful bid team on the new Royal Adelaide Hospital and the Box Hill Hospital redevelopment. Key to his success in achieving real sustainable outcomes is his multi-disciplinary approach to design and in-depth understanding. Caimin has considerable experience analysing and assessing ESD strategies in buildings which has seen his ideas incorporated into designs with engineering assurance.
- Standard Rate /
$349.00 + GST
Future Green Leader Only
- Standard Rate /
$499.00 + GST
- Standard Rate /
$649.00 + GST
CPD Points6 Green Star CPD point(s).
WhenWed 26 Jun 2019 8:30am - 5:30pm
Building 8, Dr Chau Chak Wing Building
University of Technology
14 Ultimo Road
Haymarket NSW 2007
Getting ThereThe main entrance is on the corner of Ultimo Road & Omnibus Lane. Take the stairs one level up for registration. Alternatively, the entrance from the Goods Line leads directly to the registration level.
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