Three speakers presented on topics ranging from knowledge translation to practice, challenges faced while simulating apartment building for net zero energy performance and biomimicry for innovative design.
Sam Cope a sustainability consultant with Sustainable Development and former Master of Energy Efficient and Sustainable Building (MEESB) programme graduate, reflected on the experiences of a graduate beginning work in the field as a consultant, the challenges of applying newly acquired skills and knowledge in building modelling and simulation, and where expectations differ from actuality.
Adisa Alawode, a PhD student at the RMIT University’s School of Property, Construction and Project Management talked about how net zero performance could be achieved for high-rise residential buildings in Australia; challenges encountered, the processes involved, and lessons learnt in simulating high-rise apartment buildings.
The third speaker Matt Webb from Umow Lai consulting presented a conceptual framework for functional biomimicry and explored several case studies applicable to the built environment.
A number of professionals from the industry, many of them working in the area of environmentally sustainable design as well as post graduate students attended the event and participated in the discussions followed. Below are some photos from the event.
Acknowledgement of country
RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business. - Artwork created by Louisa Bloomer