Sustainable Practices
The Design of Risk
The Design of Risk
From the National Architecture Conference 2015: Risk

Jeremy Till addresses the theme of risk through his work as Head of Central Saint Martins in London, widely considered one of the world’s leading centres for art and design education, and Pro Vice-Chancellor, University of the Arts London.

Jeremy addresses risk-averse authorities and regulations with humour and insight. Case studies include the pioneering building, 9 Stock Orchard Street, winner of the RIBA sustainability prize with Sarah Wigglesworth Architects.

AACA Competency: Design

Presenter: Jeremy Till- Head: Central Saint Martins
CPD hours: 1 hour formal

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Social Sustainability: Design that connects people
Social Sustainability: Design that connects people
Social Sustainability is about ensuring the sustenance of the diverse social relations that exist in healthy communities. Creating the physical, cultural and social places that support wellbeing and a sense of community involves a process of engagement with the people who inhabit and frequent those places. This presentation will discuss the growing public policy emphasis on wellbeing and performance of public spaces, how we can respond, what this means for innovation in design practice, who is involved in delivering Social Sustainability, why it is important, and what happens if we don’t.

Related EDG note: ‘Social Sustainability: Creating Places and Participatory Processes that Perform Well for People’ by Natasha Palich and Angelique Edmonds.

AACA Competency: Practice Management

Presenter: Dr Angelique Edmonds: Lecturer at the University of South Australia
CPD hours: 2 hours formal

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The Integrative Design Process- A new approach for sustainable design
The Integrative Design Process- A new approach for sustainable design
Integrative design is distinguished from conventional design by its use of a highly collaborative, multidisciplinary project team. This presentation by Bill Reed introduces the practical concepts of integrating our technical perspectives with the living system processes that support life on Earth. The beginning of this work in the design and building professions is to start the process of integrating the inter-relationships between subsystems in the building and the natural systems of which the building is part.

AACA Competency: Project Delivery

Presenter: Bill Reed, Principal: Regenesis Pty Ltd
CPD hours: 2 hours formal

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Daylight Design- Beyond the Curtain Wall
Daylight Design- Beyond the Curtain Wall
Area limits on external façade glazing and skylights in Section J of the BCA are making it increasingly difficult for architects to bring natural light into their buildings. With these limitations on glazed area, designers need to better understand daylighting principles in order to tap into the multiple benefits of natural light.

Related EDG note: ‘NCC Section J and Commercial Building Facade Design – 2016 update’ by Michael Shaw.

AACA Competency: Design

Presenter: Michael Shaw: Manager ESD, Connor Pincus Group
CPD hours: 2 hours formal

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Carbon Centred Approach To Sustainable Design: 41 Exhibition Street
Carbon Centred Approach To Sustainable Design: 41 Exhibition Street
This seminar will focus on the carbon modeling and sustainable design of the Institute's 41 Exhibition Street development in Melbourne. Through a detailed case study it will be shown how a very small CBD site can be transformed to deliver a high quality, highly sustainable, innovative commercial building. The project, concept and total carbon modeling of the building will be analysed in detail.

AACA Competency: Design

Presenter: Russell Evans: Victorian/Tasmanian Manager, AECOM’s Applied Research and Sustainability group
CPD hours: 2 formal & 1 GBCA

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Climate Driven Design- Energy Efficiency By Degrees
Climate Driven Design- Energy Efficiency By Degrees
This seminar will examine the principles of energy efficiency based on John Maitland's 30+ years of architectural experience in South Australia. Through a range of project case studies and some results from post occupancy studies, he will review the local climate relevance, material selections and use of technological fixes. John will also relate a building to the human body, how their energy functions are similar, and discuss the impact of human behaviour.

AACA Competency: Design

Presenter: John Maitland: Director, Energy Architecture
CPD hours: 1.5 formal & 2GBCA

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Leaks and Seals: Avoiding condensation through smart design
Leaks and Seals: Avoiding condensation through smart design
Through a combination of case studies and sound technical information, this seminar considers how the building envelope needs to deal with water in its various forms and how considered design and detailing can minimise and prevent damage.

AACA Competency: Design and Documentation

Presenter: Andy Russell: Proctor Group Australia
CPD hours: 2 formal & 2 GBCA

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Inspiring Sustainable Design
Inspiring Sustainable Design
Be inspired as Hermann Kaufmann shares some of the challenges, learnings and strategies he has experienced and developed through years of sustainable design for private, public and commercial buildings.

AACA Competency: Design

Presenter: Hermann Kaufmann: ZT GmbH, Austria
CPD hours: 1 formal & 1 GBCA

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Maximising Energy Efficiency in Residential Design
Maximising Energy Efficiency in Residential Design
Informed materials specification and thermal performance in timber frame designs can increase housing star ratings and lower operational energy costs.

AACA Competency: Design

Presenter: Geoff Clark: Troppo Architects
CPD hours: 1 formal & 1 GBCA

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Sustainable Design for Low Carbon Footprint
Sustainable Design for Low Carbon Footprint
Carbon positive wood and wood products are enabling architects and designers to create buildings with low or zero (negative is possible!) carbon footprints.

AACA Competency: Design

Presenter: Fabiano Ximenes, NSW Department of Primary Industries
CPD hours: 1 formal & 1 GBCA

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Dream Big
Dream Big
In this presentation, Michael Green presents some of mgb's earlier and award-winning work in order to discuss how evolving systems and designs in wood can be used to lessen the significant negative effect of buildings on the environment. He demonstrates how new uses of wood technology can be used to construct efficient and affordable structures that cause less harm to the environment, whilst maintaining functionality and aesthetic appeal.

AACA Competency: Design

Presenter: Michael Green (mgb ARCHITECTURE + DESIGN)
CPD hours: 1.5 formal & 2 GBCA

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Integrating Solar Technology
Integrating Solar Technology
In this course Dr Mark Snow uses international and local case study examples to make the case for the integration of solar technology in building design. He discusses the role of solar technology in achieving zero-emission buildings and outlines the current opportunities and barriers that impact on solar technology uptake. He also shows how solar technology can be truly integrated into building designs and gives tips on how to convince your clients to adopt the added value of solar applications for both residential and commercial contexts.

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Related EDG note: ‘Building-Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV)’ by Mark Snow

AACA Competency: Design

Presenter: Dr. Mark Snow: Senior Researcher, Faculty of Built Environment, UNSW
CPD hours: 1.5 formal & 2 GBCA

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Population vs Landscape
Population vs Landscape
This course is based on Richard Weller's keynote presentation at the 2010 Australian Institute of Architects' National Conference extra/ordinary.

Based on Richard's keynote presentation at the 2010 Australian Institute of Architects National Conference, this course investigates the challenges and potentials of population growth in 21st-century Australia. He explores the implications of Australia's population, as well as innovative solutions - including unconventional planning, landscaping, and ways of thinking - to the 'problem' of accommodating the country's anticipated growth, while also revealing the creative potential for people involved in the planning, design and production of built form to tackle these issues.

AACA Competency: Design

Presenter: Richard Weller, Winthrop Professor of Landscape Architecture, University of Western Australia
CPD hours: 1 formal & 1 GBCA

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Glass in Architecture
Glass in Architecture
Anthony Nolan is a director of the award-winning practice Kennedy Associates Architects and an acknowledged industry leader in integrating environmental sustainability and architecture. He was motivated to prepare this course because he consistently observed that architect designed buildings performed poorly when rated by thermal modeling tools and set out to investigate why.

AACA Competency: Design and Documentation

Presenter: Anthony Nolan, Director, Kennedy Associates Architects
CPD hours: 1 formal & 1 GBCA

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