The Building Designers Association of Victoria (BDAV) is organising a CPD seminar in Melbourne featuring a presentation by sustainability expert Dr Dominique Hes.

To be held on 15 February 2016, the CPD seminar will focus on ‘Creativity in Sustainable Design’ with Dr Hes’ presentation to discuss ‘Housing Future - to Zero and Beyond’.

Globally, homes are being delivered with claims of near zero to zero energy, zero water or zero waste. Dr Hes’ presentation will briefly outline the main ways that home builders and designers are responding to the demand for homes, which not only have a minimal impact, but also contribute by providing ecological services, and healthier, more liveable outcomes.

Some of the topics that will be discussed during the presentation include the Living Building Challenge, the idea of a no bill home, healthy homes, passive homes and the concepts of near zero, zero, living and regenerative. Dr Hes will use case studies to illustrate these concepts and show that they represent an emerging reality.

Dr Dominique Hes

A Senior Lecturer in the Melbourne School of Design, Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning at the University of Melbourne, Dr Dominique Hes received a Doctorate at RMIT University with her thesis covering the integration of sustainability in building projects. Her most successful publication is the ESD Design Guide for Australian Government Buildings, which is in its third edition; a companion guide called ESD Operations Guide for Owners, Managers and Tenants was published in 2009.

Supporting speakers

The seminar will be supported by presentations from two successful, award-winning BDAV members who are passionate about sustainable design: Luke Middleton from EME Design; and Jeremy Spencer from Positive Footprints.

Date and venue

Date: Monday, 15 February 2016

Time: 6.00pm

Venue: Victoria University Conference Centre, Level 12, 300 Flinders Street, Melbourne

For more information and to register for the event click HERE