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May 2019

Healthy Home Workshop (WA)

May 26 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
NEST. Australian Design Studio, 20 Brook Road
Darlington, Western Australia 6070 Australia
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$25

With certified building & passive house designer Izabela Katafoni "Healthy home for body and mind - design and build it right" Buildings can affect our health through physical, psychological and spiritual means Physical through materials and chemicals that we breath, and thermal stress, Psychological through the effect it has on our mood and spiritual through nature and space around us. We will describe the below points in depth to give you a better understanding and ignite your thinking of what…

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All things photovoltaic (ACT)

May 29 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Ian Ross building #31, Australian National University, Corner of North Road and Geology Close
Acton, ACT 2601 Australia
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Presentation: In this month’s meeting Jose will give a presentation covering a number of different aspects of solar photovoltaics (PV) as well as his own specific areas of research. Topics to be covered will include; PV life-cycle analysis and recycling PV forecasting and thermal storage PV/thermal systems a vision of the future of PV. Speaker: Jose Bilbao is a lecturer in the School of Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering at UNSW. Key areas of his research are: Recycling and life cycle assessment of…

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Sustainable Urbanisming: Building for the Future, Respecting the Past (SA)

May 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Brickworks Adelaide Design Studio, 70 Hindmarsh Square
Adelaide, South Australia 5000 Australia
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$20

In collaboration with the Prince's Trust Australia (PTA) and International Network of Traditional Building Architecture and Urbanism (INTBAU Australia) on the night, Justin Hewitt will showcase developments in Australia and England spearheaded by PTA which embrace the best of sustainable urbanism. After Justin’s presentation we will be joined by Dr Darren Peacock, Anna Pannell and Elizabeth Little for a panel discussion including Q&A with the audience

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EnviroGroup Future Fest (VIC)

May 31 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Uniting Church, 251 High St
Northcote, Victoria 3070 Australia
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Free

EnviroGroup is celebrating its 15th birthday – rather than looking back, we’re focused on the 15 to come. FutureFest will host industry experts, community leaders and the happy owners of cutting edge sustainable products, and dive into what the future holds for community energy & the grid, electric vehicles, home battery systems and the very latest in upgrades that you can make to your home. Future of the grid Uncover what the future of the electricity grid holds – how…

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June 2019

Climate change and soils (TAS)

June 3 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Duke of Welllington Hotel, 192 Macquarie Street
Hobart, Tasmania Australia
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Donation

General meeting followed by presentation 6:15pm General meeting of Tasmania South Branch 7.30pm Presentation by JP Cummings This talk will be about drainage and soil science issues, including the effects of climate change on soil water bearing capacity, with consequences for drainage, soil stability and foundation movement. There will be time to answer questions on drainage issues from the audience. Speaker: John Paul (JP) Cummings, B.Agr.Sc (Hons) PhD CPSS GAICD, is Director of Geo-Environmental Solutions. GES is a small consultancy with capability in…

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Solar Made Easy (VIC)

June 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Box Hill Town Hall, 1022 Whitehorse Road
Box Hill, Victoria 3128 Australia
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Free

Join respected solar expert, ex-CSIRO engineer and founder of SolarQuotes, Finn Peacock, as he guides you through his 7-step process to getting tiny bills with solar. This session is perfect for anyone considering getting solar panels for their home who doesn’t know where to start. Finn’s independent, unbiased information will help you make an informed decision about how to go solar. There will be plenty of useful information for those who have solar panels already. Finn will discuss how to…

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Renew Geelong EV Branch Meeting

June 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
South Barwon Community Centre, 33 Mt. Pleasant Rd
Belmont, Victoria 3216 Australia
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Donation

We will have an update on recent activity, upcoming EV events and updates from members regarding their EV conversions. If you have come across interesting EV-related articles or news items during the month then forward details so that they can be shared at the meeting. You can also send along photos relating to your EV project progress. We hope to see you there.

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Let’s Talk About…Energy Efficiency Updates to NCC (SA)

June 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
SA Chapter Australian Institute of Architects (AIA), Level 2 / 15 Leigh Street
Adelaide, South Australia 5000 Australia
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$25

The session will be lead by Jessica Allen, ESD Consultant at SUHO, specifically addressing updates to The National Construction Code (NCC) within the residential section (Volume 2). It will address with increased requirements in regards to energy efficiency, so if you're an architect, designer, builder, project manager or developer in the residential sector. LET'S TALK ABOUT IT on the 12th of June!

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Sustainable design in WA: experts talk insulation and windows (WA)

June 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Home Base, 55 Salvado Road
Wembley, Western Australia 6008 Australia
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$5 – $10

Presentations: As Sustainable House Day in WA continues to grow, the Perth Renew Branch is keen to offer members and Non-members the opportunity to learn more about the design features and materials that interests us the most. Feedback from attendees to Sustainable house day 2018 indicated that 78% of visitors wanted to learn more about windows and window treatments. And 74% of attendees to the national event wanted to learn more about insulation. This event will focus on these two areas and more.…

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