EFFESUS Final Conference

EFFESUS Final Conference | 24 June 2016 Dordrecht, Netherlands | Presentations, booklet and video online. EFFESUS is a EU funded research project that investigates the energy efficiency of European historic urban districts and develops technologies and systems for improvement. It unites 23 partners from the academic sector and industry, and municipal authorities from 13 European states. More…

Central Europe towards Sustainable Building 2016

Innovations for Sustainable Future June 22–24 2016, Prague The CESB2016 is currently underway in Prague. 300 delegates are in attendance representing 48 countries. NSCES Australia member Jenny Faddy, reports from Prague where she is attending the conference:   In one of the keynote talks, Raymond Cole from Canada expressed his frustration that in the past 20 years…

Living Building Challenge: capital city workshops and new guidelines

The Living Building Challenge – ‘the built environment’s most rigorous performance standard’ – is once again offering the Living Building Challenge 3.0 workshop – but this time, with Australian case studies. This all-day course provides an in-depth look at the Living Building Challenge, from high-level philosophy to the detail of the certification process. This course would be…

Energy Efficiency & Sustainability in Local Government : Conference, 16-17 March, Melbourne, Australia

EARLY BIRD TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE UNTIL FRIDAY 19 FEBRUARY! A four-day conference in Melbourne with a focus on Adaptation, Resilience & Renewables, Energy Efficient Lighting & Infrastructure. From the website: “Local councils are increasingly under pressure in the face of constraints on rate income to maintain existing service commitments. Councils need to be more strategic in…

Why Old is the New Green

When it comes to sustainable architecture, the focus has historically been on designing buildings to reduce emissions. In recent years though, this focus has expanded to take into account the full life-cycle impact of a building and its components. But is this enough? In this article from ArchitectureBoston’s Fall 2015 Issue, originally titled “Old is the…

UPDATE – NSCES Meeting + Tour of Old Parliament House at the Fabric Conference

Meeting – Energy and Sustainability NSC Adelaide, Thursday 5 November 2015.  We will start with a short NSCES meeting discussing our activities over the past year, including a report from Peter Cox, President of the ICOMOS International Scientific Committee of Energy and Sustainability (ISCES) on events arising from his recent visit to the USA and ADCOM in Japan. We will then have a…