ATA Melbourne branch meeting - Alan Pears: Towards zero emission homes - lessons learnt and new developmentsAugust 15, 2018 at 7:00 pm
When: Wednesday 15 August 2017, Arrive at 6.45pm for 7:00pm.
Where: Room 2, Level 2, Building 80 'Swanston Academic Building', RMIT, 445 Swanston St, Melbourne CBD.
Note the change of location.
How to get there: We would recommend travelling to this meeting via public transport:
Train to Melbourne Central Station and then walk around the corner to Building 80 (map).
Short tram trip from Flinders St Station: Catch any tram heading north on Swanston St from Flinders St Station (ie. Tram routes: 1, 3, 5, 6, 8, 16, 64, 67, 72). Hop off at Stop 7.
Maps: You can find a Google map here, a campus map here and a mobility/access map here. (You can read more about the award-winning 'Building 80' here.)
Cost: Free. A gold coin donation would be appreciated.
RVSP required: Please click here to book your seat.
Presenters: Alan Pears, Donna Luckman
Alan Pears AM is a well-known energy and climate researcher, educator and advocate. He has been working in this area for 40 years and has been writing his regular column in ReNew magazine for over 20 years. He has a strong focus on end users, as it is the demand that frames the ‘need’ for energy supply.
In this session he will focus on residential issues. In particular, he will reflect on the lessons he has taken from his work in the Asia-Pacific region, and his recent visit to Europe and the United Kingdom. He will also explore some of the emerging issues and opportunities as we move to zero emission homes.
Donna Luckman, CEO of the Alternative Technology Association, will provide an update on ATA’s ambitious plans for Australians to live in comfortable, healthy and resilient homes. With the need to accelerate action on sustainable homes and communities it’s time for the organisation to have greater impact and have more people join our community of change.
Donna joined the organisation in 2004 and has over 25 years’ experience working for government, not-for-profit and research organisations. She specialises in leading teams and developing innovative strategies to enact change, from large international programs right down to local community initiatives. Donna has extensive networks in the sustainability sector, is a director of Embark and on the steering committee of the Coalition for Community Energy. She has a Bachelor of Arts from Melbourne University.
Our thanks to Associate Professor Priya Rajagopalan, from the Sustainable Building Information Lab. Trivess Moore will provide a short introduction to their interesting work.
Please feel free to invite friends and colleagues; our meetings are open to members and guests. We look forward to seeing you there.
Regards, Chris Moss, Rob Gardner and the committee.
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