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Hear how the leaders are moving to all-electric buildings and cities. Share in the creation of a major new ebook guide for the industry

About this Event

This is an unmissable event

  • Supported by the Department of Industry Science, Energy and Resources
  • Lead sponsors: AECOM, Stiebel Eltron
  • Supporting sponsors Mirvac, A.G. Coombs

Details

  • Date: 5 August 2020
  • Time: 10 am for 11 am start (get in early for networking and tech famil)
  • Close: Sessions end 3.30 – conference room open till 4.30 pm
  • Price: $145+fees, Members $45+fees – email us to receive your promo code
  • Format: online e-conference, with networking at tables, between tables and sponsors’ lounges
  • Ticket sales will close Tuesday night 5 pm

    Net zero and all electric buildings are hard. Very hard. That’s what we’ve discovered through all the interviews, briefing and research to prepare for this major industry event

    But as some of our leading speakers have told us, that’s why there’s so much interest. That’s why so many people care!

    And they care to find out what everyone knows, collaborate on knowledge, get to net zero. Because there is no time to waste.

    The questions and topics are wide ranging and urgent. Check out just some of our “provocations” in the full program below to get the creative juices going.

    Be part of this important event.

    Ticket sales will close Tuesday night 5 pm

    Proceedings will be collated to form the backbone of an ebook that will become a critical industry guide for the next few years to come.

Lead sponsorships are now closed. If you want to be a supporting sponsor and be included in the ebook with advertising or partnered content we can still fit you in.

Call 0413 834 574 or send a note to info@thefifthestate.com.au

You’ll be in brilliant company and be part of a guide that will be downloaded and shared in the thousands

Speakers

  • Keynote speaker: Stephen Bygrave, Director Climate Resilience and Net Zero Emissions, NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment
  • Mitra Anderson-Oliver, Head of Urban Design & Strategy, Impact Investment Group
  • Kelly Davies, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright Australia
  • Glenn Day, Director National Sales & Public Affairs, STIEBEL ELTRON
  • Carlos Flores, Director, NABERS
  • Steve Ford, Head of Sustainability and Energy, GPT
  • James Grant, Practice Leader, Design + Planning Sydney, AECOM
  • Heidi Lee, Chief Operating Officer, Beyond Zero Emissions
  • Rory Martin, Sustainability Manager, Frasers Property Australia
  • Emma McMahon, National Director Sustainability, CBRE
  • Elham Monavari, Senior Manager Strategic Projects, Green Building Council of Australia
  • David Palin, Sustainability Manager, Mirvac
  • Clare Parry, Director, Grun Consulting
  • Bruce Precious, Principal Consultant, Six Capitals
  • Craig Roussac, Chief Executive Officer, Buildings Alive
  • Professor Alistair Sproul, UNSW Energy
  • Martijn Wilder AM, Founding Partner, Pollination
  • Siân Willmott, Principal Sustainability Consultant, Sustainability Team Lead Victoria, AECOM

Plus cameo appearances from the audience

Program

11:00am-12pm Session 1: government levers and private action

Provocations: Some government jurisdictions are more advanced than others. For instance, some just have targets, but they don’t have the legislation to get there. What are the major drivers from government, global organisations and the private sector to achieve a net zero economy in the macro economic environment and in the built environment?

Panellists:

(Keynote speaker) Stephen Bygrave, Director Climate Resilience and Net Zero Emissions, NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment, who will discuss NSW’s net zero programs that impact the built environment

  • James Grant, AECOM Practice Leader, Design + Planning Sydney
  • Mitra Anderson-Oliver, Head of Urban Design & Strategy, Impact Investment Group
  • Martijn Wilder AM, Founding Partner, Pollination
  • Moderator: Heidi Lee, Chief Operating Officer, Beyond Zero Emissions

12:00pm-12:30pm Session 2: What two big REITs are doing and a few provocations

We need to build a hypothetical Net Zero all-electric precinct that’s climate resilient and Covid safe. We’ve got a $1 billion budget. What will our precinct with residential, retail and office space look like? Feel like? What’s the ideal energy system and how will the heating and cooling systems need to work? What about the existing buildings on the site and how do we get tenants and occupants doing their bit?

Something to think about during lunch.

First, let’s hear what these two REITs are up to

  • Steve Ford, Head of Sustainability and Energy, GPT
  • David Palin, Sustainability Manager, Mirvac
  • Moderator: Bruce Precious, Six Capitals

12.30pm-1pm Lunchtime discussion: Here's your opportunity to start discussing the big challenges standing in the way of our all-electric, net zero precinct. Thinking caps on because the best questions of the day will take home prizes.

1 pm-2pm Session 3: The nuts and bolts of achieving net zero, all electric buildings and cities

Provocations: The importance of building design and fabric is not so urgent if you’ve got a 100 per cent renewable grid. We'll look at facades, indoor air quality versus energy efficiency and cost, the merits or not of district heating and cooling systems, how heat pumps fit into the picture, rules and regulations as barriers and opportunities, refrigerants, and if new builds are easy to get to net zero but not existing buildings. Is hydrogen a viable alternative? What about embodied carbon?

Panellists:

  • Glenn Day, Director National Sales & Public Affairs, STIEBEL ELTRON
  • Steve Ford, Head of Sustainability and Energy, GPT
  • David Palin, Sustainability Manager, Mirvac
  • Alistair Sproul, UNSW Energy Systems – electricity/biogas/hydrogen
  • Siân Willmott, Principal Sustainability Consultant, Sustainability Team Lead, Victoria

Cameos:

  • Adam Murchie, Forza Capital from the audience: on transforming exiting buildings
  • Caroline Noller, The Footprint Company on embodied carbon

Moderators: Bruce Precious, Six Capitals + Tina Perinotto, The Fifth Estate

2pm-2.05pm Tea break

2.05pm-2.45pm Session 4: People – tenants, occupants and the drivers to make it all happen

Provocations: It’s time to put pressure on the tenants to do their bit for net zero; major corporates and professionals have no choice but to go carbon neutral if they want to be part of an ethical and sustainable supply chain. What's the value of power purchase agreements, demand management, reformation of the grid, and the difficulty of tenants who “don’t know don’t care”. Are ratings really big drivers of change? What about what tenants really want?

Panellists

  • Kelly Davies, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright Australia, expert on Power Purchase Agreements
  • Carlos Flores, Director, NABERS
  • Craig Roussac, Chief Executive Officer, Buildings Alive

Cameo: David Blanch, VAE

Moderators: Emma McMahon, CBRE and Bruce Precious, Six Capitals

2:45pm-3.30pm Session 5: Making homes net zero – same, same but different

Provocations: Passive House will make electric buildings a breeze, but not in Brisbane where no one much wants this airtight system. Carbon offsetting homes is a thing now, but generally first home buyers still “don’t know, don’t care and can’t afford” net zero anyway. It’s almost impossible to get apartments off fossil fuels but embedded networks could be an answer. Gas is still better for cooking and we’re all Master Chefs now. Architects are losing their edge on energy efficiency because it’s cheaper to get an ESD consultant. Could architects in fact be a major driver to net zero? Volume builders would like to get highly sustainable houses out to their market but it’s very hard, too expensive. And the rating systems are totally confusing and need a full national overhaul.

Panellists

  • Rory Martin, Sustainability Manager, Frasers Property
  • Clare Parry, director, Grun Consulting
  • Elham Monavari, Senior Manager Strategic Projects, GBCA

Cameos: 


  • Jeremy McLeod, Nightingale Housing
  • Tim Forcey, on the consumer housing sentiment, with My Efficient Electric Home
  • PC Thomas, Team Catalyst

Moderators: Poppy Johnston and Tina Perinotto, The Fifth Estate

3:30pm Concluding remarks: Poppy Johnston, The Fifth Estate

Networking open until the last guest leaves

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