The Architecture of Zero Emissions Housing

Full price: $134.00
Member: $100.00


Course outline
Course structure and materials
Length of course
CPD hours
Learning outcome
Competency standards

Course outline

The world faces an urgent challenge in creating a living future that is “culturally rich, socially just and ecologically restorative”. How can we ensure good standards of living for all, while having a positive rather than negative impact on the world? The architectural profession can have a crucial role in this opportunity, with good, smart housing a great place to start. Caroline Pidcock will address the leading approaches to zero emission housing around the world and how this could affect Australian directions in the future. This seminar will also explore how integrated design teams and responses are integral to achieving these goals.

AACA Competency: Design


Caroline Pidcock is the passionate force who started PIDCOCK. She has genuine interest and experience in sustainable built environments which has been developed and enhanced through her involvement in a wide range of professional, academic and other commitments. She’s also a member of the CRCLCL Node of Excellence Steering Committee, Living Futures Institute Australia (LFIA) and Sacred Heart Education Ministry Boards, member of the Sydney Olympic Park Authority (SOPA) Design Review Panel and ambassador for both the Al Gore Climate Change and 1 Million Women projects.

Course structure and materials

  • Audio-visual Flash presentation
  • Formal assessment

    Length of course

    2 hours

    Continuing professional development hours


    2 formal Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points.
    This course is recognised under the GBCA CPD program with 2 points.
    Don't forget to submit your request for GBCA CPD points via the CPD Learning Portal. Points are not automatically allocated. 

    Learning outcome

    After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Describe the Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council's (ASBEC) definition of zero emission buildings
  • Identify some of the leading approaches to zero emission buildings around the world
  • Discuss the likely Australian regulations that might be developed
  • Discuss the importance of an integrated team approach
  • Describe the process in selecting the most appropriate materials
  • Assess some of the important attributes detailing needs to achieve

    National Competency Standards in Architecture



    Full Price $134.00
    Member $100.00
    Practice Membership / A+ $91.00
    Graduate Member $91.00
    SONA Member (student) $51.00

    Pricing is inclusive of GST.

    Published on: 14/09/2016

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