The case for healthy buildings

Wednesday, 21 November, 2007

The Sustainable Built Environments 2007 conference will explore the latest theories on green buildings and sustainability, and how they are being put into practice.

With buildings responsible for 33% of energy use, there’s a strong case for energy efficiency to lower greenhouse emissions. There’s also a case for ‘healthy’ buildings that contribute to increased productivity and reduced absenteeism, and staff turnover.

Alan Cadogan, executive manager city strategy for the City of Sydney will speak on Sydney’s 3CBDs Greenhouse Initiative, a joint program of the City of Sydney, North Sydney and Paramatta City Councils, and the NSW Department of Environment and Climate Change. The initiative assists commercial office tenants in the three CBDs to reduce their climate change impact.

Raphael Siket, Director of Ecolibria, will look at building biology and the effects of sick buildings on people and business.

Rob Adams, director of design and urban development for the City of Melbourne will review Australia’s greenest and healthiest purpose-built office building, Council House 2 (CH2) that opened in Melbourne last year to set the benchmark for all future high-rise buildings.

Mark Ross of the Kador Group will be part of a panel examining 500 Collins Street while another panel will look at the Green Square precinct in Brisbane.

Other speakers include the ANZ’s Jane Hamilton, global head of property; Tony Gulliver, head of development and building services, DB RREEF, and Richard Hasseldine, project director for Bendigo Bank.

Venue: Jasper Hotel, 439 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne
Date: 27-30 November 2007
Time: 9.00 am

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