Workplaces of the Future Summit

Where and how people work is undergoing a dramatic transformation. 

Technological advancements, the shift to sustainability, changing demographics, increased focus on productivity and competitiveness are driving a new world of work - and a new way of designing, constructing and engaging with our buildings.

On Wednesday 30 January 2013, the Green Building Council of Australia will bring together the industry’s leading workplace designers and thinkers for the half day Workplaces of the Future Summit.

Sessions will include:

The Workplace Diaspora

At the intersection of sustainability, productivity, technology and cost-saving rests workplaces of the futures – working environments that promote flexibility, adaptability, connection, collaboration, creative thinking and mobility. Our expert panel will explore how our workplaces are changing and what that means for our built environment. 

Speakers include:

  • Steve Coster - Head of Knowledge and Sustainability, HASSELL
  • Graham Cottam - Regional Managing Director, Victoria, Brookfield Multiplex
  • Lian Heather - Senior Business Administrator, Arup Australia
  • Sarah Kay - Principal, Woods Bagot
  • Monica Klyscz - Head of Commercial Property, NAB
  • Rachel Reese – Associate Director, Strategy+, AECOM

Green Star Transformations

With more than 100 Green Star-rated office fitouts already certified, the new Green Star - Interiors rating tool is now set to transform retail, education and hospitality workplaces. Explore the possibilities with our expert panel.


  • Jorge Chapa - Director Green Star Development, Green Building Council of Australia

Panelists include:

  • Rebecca Breuer - Mechanical and ESD Engineer, Aurecon
  • Joshua Bruce - Group Manager Quality, Safety and Sustainability, ISIS
  • Amanda Steele - National Community Development and Partnership Manager, Sustainable Communities, Stockland

Education Environments 2.0

The corporate world is harnessing the built environment to support human performance, collaboration and innovation. Find out how RMIT Swanston is applying this knowledge to its university workspaces to drive better engagement and learning among students, staff and the broader community.

Speakers include:

  • Carey Lyon - Director, Lyons Architecture
  • Darren McKee - Executive Director, Property Services, RMIT University
  • Andrew Deveson - Senior Project Manager, Brookfield Multiplex

Healthy Buildings, Healthy People

How do we ensure our buildings are good for the environment and good for people?  IEQ expert and Managing Director of CETEC, Vyt Garnys, will provide an industry debrief on the outcomes from the recent Healthy Buildings conference.

Panelists include:

  • Richard de Dear - Head, Architectural and Design Science, The University of Sydney
  • Anne Hellstedt - Practice Leader, Applied Research & Sustainability, AECOM
  • Genevieve Scarfe - Sustainable Design Consultant, Lend Lease

After attending this event, you will be able to:

  • Identify the current trends that are changing the nature of the traditional workplace and what this means for developers, employers and employees
  • Describe the benefits of the new Green Star – Interiors rating tool and how it can improve health, sustainability and productivity
  • Interpret recent research and findings that provide evidence of the link between a building’s environmental performance and employee performance and productivity
  • Give real world case study examples of practical implementations of these principles.

Event Sponsor


Wednesday, 30 January 2012


9.00am - 12.30pm


Hilton on the Park, Melbourne


Members: $125.00
Non-Members: $199.00 

CPD Points:

This event accrues 3 CPD Points



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  • Members / $113.64 + GST
    Members Only
  • Non-Members / $180.91 + GST
    Non-Members Only

CPD Points

3 Green Star CPD point(s).


Hilton on the Park, 192 Wellington Parade Melbourne VIC 3002

Getting There

Trams: 48, 71, 75
Closest Train Station: Jolimont

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