GREEN BUILDING SITE TOUR
Join us at our Green Building site tour on Tuesday, 28 February 2017, which is aimed to provide an introduction to the range of innovative water and energy systems in Melbourne’s best green buildings, both existing buildings and those just recently commissioned.
Green buildings have a lower environmental footprint, and are known to be better for people’s productivity and wellbeing. But beyond the star ratings, this tour aims to look at how they really work and what are the real benefits.
On this occasion, we will visit two projects:
Firstly, the new (but not quite commissioned) green North Fitzroy Community Hub. The Hub in Fitzroy North will be a multi-use space for the local community which aims to achieve a 6-star Green Star rating through the Green Building Council of Australia. A representative from City of Yarra (and guide Rob Catchlove) will explain the building’s sustainability and energy-efficient features, including:
- Solar on the roof;
- landscaped rooftop garden;
- recycled bricks;
- etched concrete and a series of perforated metal panels that will provide shade to increase the building’s energy-efficiency;
- Water storage tank.
At 3pm that day, we will visit a sustainable residence in Brunswick, where the home owners and architect will take us around the site. Of particular interest at this house will be:
- E-crete thermal mass with hydronic heating
- Solar panels on heritage roof
- Recycled timber benches
- Double glazed windows
- Vegetable garden and food composting
- Heat pump hot water system
- 5000 litre rainwater tank and greywater system
- 1kw solar system
- Smart ventilation and window design to allow natural light and heating into a southern facing room.
Places are strictly limited, so book quickly to avoid disappointment.
By the end of this session, tour participants will:
- Understand the range of water and energy solutions available in green buildings
- Appreciate the range of drivers to ESD, and how they will result in different solutions
- Hear from building managers who are most knowledgeable and understand the technology and issues.
- Hear from the tenants and users (where possible)
- Find out works and what doesn’t work
- What are the maintenance requirements?
- What is the latest and best design solutions that have been built into leading buildings?
- Be connected to and learn from other participants.
- Be inspired to do more with base buildings and creating better work environments.
ABOUT OUR TOUR GUIDE:
Rob Catchlove, the Director of Wave Consulting, is an environmental scientist with 18 years’ experience in the water sector. He has a unique skill set that includes science, engineering, social science and community engagement. Rob has managed large complex projects for several years, often at the cutting edge of liveability and future cities. He was previously employed at Alluvium Consulting Australia (6 years), Melbourne Water (6 years) and the Bureau of Meteorology (6 years). His other experience includes guest lecturing at Melbourne University, judging the Banksia Foundation’s Sustainability Awards and he was selected to be on the Expert Panel for the ACT Government’s WSUD Review. Additionally he has been the president and a board member for a number of community groups.
BDAV Member: $71.50 (inc GST)
Employee of BDAV Member: $82.50 (inc GST)
Non-Member: $143.00 (inc GST)
10am, 23 February 2017 (or when the event fills up, whichever occurs first)
2.5 CPD points
CPD points will be recorded in BDAV Members' CPD Manager following the event.
(Bookings essential to qualify for CPD Points)
Participants are urged to have their own transport to get between the two sites.
All bookings must be pre-paid prior to the event.
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