When: Tuesday, 13 August, 2013
Time: 6.00pm for 6.30 pm start
Where: Wallaby Room, 11th Floor, Telstra Building, 320 Pitt St Sydney. Click here for a map.
Topic: Making Glazing Work for You
John Caley is the Principal of Ecological Design, a consultancy which has provided sustainable design services since 2004 including residential building thermal performance assessment, BASIX assessments, water balance modelling, and design of rainwater harvesting systems. John is a chartered member of the Institute of Engineers and a ABSA accredited HERS assessor. At Ecological Design, he has provided hundreds of residential building assessments on all aspects of sustainability for designers, architects and homeowners.
Talk summary: Making Glazing Work for You
Glass is arguably the building material which most defines the 21st century, and can comprise up to 90% of modern facades. It has almost magical properties as it is able to admit light while excluding air. Specifically, it can admit most solar radiation while trapping most infrared radiation from within a room. Understanding these specific qualities of glass is key to ensuring sustainable building design.
This is a practical talk where you will learn how to make glazing work for you, including some important dos and don’ts. Topics covered include:
- double glazing
- low E coatings
- noise reduction
- glazing specification and BASIX requirements
Please Register by selecting ATTEND at atasydney.eventbrite.com.au
Other Items of Interest:
August 27th Information Evening for Australian Solar Council, NSW Branch
The presentation at the next Info Evening will be given by Vasilios Giotis, Stephen McCulloch and Graham Hunt. It is entitled: Case Study – ‘Low energy solution for improving thermal comfort in an industrial building’. More details given at next ATA meeting.
350.org Australia is running a free workshop: ‘Fossil fuel divestment: from the basics to executing an awesome campaign’ on Sunday 11th August 10-4pm at UTS. Run by their national campaigns team, the training will cover the basics of fossil fuel divestment – what, why, how, impact, risks, re-investment options and how to plan and win a divestment campaign. Details: http://eepurl.com/CIXSX
ATA Sydney Central branch regularly receives invitations of interest to our branch members but we are careful to ensure we do not fill up your inbox. So that you do not miss we have started to post these items to Sustainability News Facebook and Twitter along with an increasing number of sustainability related groups.
– ATA Sydney Central Branch – Convenor