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ZERO – Lecture 5 | Building waste – it’s time to design it out

18 Nov 2020 at 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm AWST

Free – $10

The WA Chapter is thrilled to deliver the ZERO Carbon Design Series, running as face to face events at the WA Chapter from August – November 2020. 
*The series will be available to be streamed online via the Institute’s CPD Platform FREE for 6months thereafter.

The ZERO Carbon Design series has been developed by Ross Donaldson to help accelerate the capacity for meeting the enormous challenges brought about by climate change. To meet the critical challenge for a zero carbon economy, it is increasingly accepted that the target for a zero carbon construction industry must be 2030. Given a great number of buildings can take upward of five years from inception to completion, this means we must all be ready to designing to zero carbon parameters by 2025.

This is going to take an unprecedented re-engineering of our profession.

The seven lecture seminar series is intended to provide practical guidelines and case study insights which will enable practitioners to start the journey now. Some of you are of course already on the journey. The course is presented primarily by engineers and designed to be helpful for small and large practices.

We hope you will make the most of it by participating in all sessions. Each seminar will bring one CPD point for registered architects.


Members: FREE
Non-members: $10

Building Waste – it’s time to design it out 

• The problems of construction and fit-out waste
• How much waste is produced from buildings
• Current flows of key materials (e.g. concrete, steel, timber) – within an Australian/WA context
• Local context of material shortages (e.g. sand, concrete sand, low grade limestone and plastic clays)
• Current linear economy and why it is fundamentally flawed
• What is the circular economy (CE) (an economic model that happens to be better for the environment/reducing carbon)
• CE principles, circular design, business models, reverse cycles, enablers
• Principles for designing out waste
• Tangible case studies relevant to architects

What role architects need to play in a circular economy


Jenny Campbell

A founding director of Encycle Consulting, Jenny has been involved in the environmental and waste management fields in both public and private sectors since 2000.

Jenny is a leader in her field of waste management and recycling. Her wealth of experience in the operational aspects of waste management compliments her knowledge and understanding of policy and legislation to achieve the best possible outcomes for clients.

Jenny applies her extensive operational and technical expertise to assist architects and developers in the design of buildings for best practice waste management, including some of Western Australia’s most iconic projects, including Perth Stadium, Elizabeth Quay, Yagan Square, New Perth Museum and Crown Perth.

Jenny was a committee member of the Property Council of Australia WA Sustainable Development Committee (2007 – 2018) and a member of the Construction and Demolition Working Group of the Waste Management and Resource Recovery Association of Australia WA (2009-2015). Jenny was awarded the National Association Women in Construction Triple Bottom Line award in 2014.

Ross Donaldson

Ross Donaldson was CEO and Chairman of Woods Bagot from 2006-2016, leading the practice to its dramatic growth internationally to become the world’s 6th largest practice in 2014 and in 2016 the 7th “Most Admired” firm (WA100), judged by its international peers.

He is a champion of the imperative for sustainable development and has presented numerous lectures internationally on sustainable models for cities and their liveability. In 2008 he established a partnership with Buro Happold to develop software for designing for zero emissions.

Prior to joining Woods Bagot in 2001 he had his own small practice and taught at UWA.


*This event will be strictly in line with the WA Government Covid restrictions – limited capacities apply.


18 Nov 2020
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm AWST
Free – $10
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