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Beyond Paris, Beyond the Code – Leading the way with building performance

August 21, 2019 @ 6:00 pm


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What is the real meaning of building sustainably? How do we do it? How is our current Building Code limiting our ability to address climate change? What’s needed to get us to Paris and beyond (because the ‘Code’ won’t do it). Where are we at in terms of building performance? What do we need and how do we bridge the shortfall?

Dick Clarke will address these types of questions and will also cover encouraging international examples of getting it right.

Speaker: Dick Clarke is the Principal of Envirotecture and Director of Sustainability for Building Designers Association of Australia. Dick has a Masters of Sustainable Futures degree from UTS. He is also a past President and Board Member of the Association of Building Sustainability Assessors (ABSA).

He is the editor of the book “How to Rethink Building Materials” and has had a major role in the Australian Government’s highly acclaimed “Your Home” design guide. He was also involved in BASIX and the NatHERS to AccuRate upgrade. Dick has been Design Director of many hundreds of projects with the ever-changing understanding of what sustainability means. His specialties extend from passive design to zero net energy buildings.

The following day Dick will be presenting a detailed 4 hour workshop on virtually every aspect of building design with a real eye to a more productive, more sustainable future. You can find details of the workshop here.

We look forward to seeing you there,

Ross Campbell

ATA Toowoomba Branch Co-Convenor,

If you would like to email us then please select ‘Contact us’ from our Branch page here.


August 21, 2019
6:00 pm


Toowoomba City Library, Level 3, Corner Victoria and Herries Streets Toowoomba 4350 Australia + Google Map