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ZERO – Lecture 6 | Zero carbon and living building challenge certified

28 Oct 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

Zero Carbon and Living Building Challenge certified projects

  • Recap the climate change challenge and the urgent need for improving the energy efficiency of buildings.
  • The current status of the built environment and its current contribution to carbon emissions.
  • What does a zero energy building look like, with a focus on energy consumption and targeting net zero energy.
  • Two case studies demonstrating the principles and how these targets have been achieved within Australia (“living building” challenge certified?).


Oliver Grimaldi

Oliver has over thirteen years’ experience in the design and construction industry across the public and private sectors, in the UK and Australia.

As Associate, Oliver enjoys leading Cundall’s successful and productive Perth team. Oliver specialises in energy efficiency in buildings, particularly using thermal dynamic modelling software.

Oliver is passionate about fusing sustainable design with wonderful architectural spaces, where buildings and nature live as one.

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.


28 Oct 2020
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm AWST
Free – $10
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