Archive Events Sydney

THE BIG CONVERSATION: Our climate and energy dilemma - The case for emergency action
Date:
Tuesday, August 2, 2016 - 17:00
Event:
Sydney Events
Presenter:
Ian Dunlop
Venue:
The Great Hall UTS City Campus Tower Building 1, Level 5 15 Broadway, Ultimo
Synopsis:
Join Engineers Australia’s ‘Big conversation' on the huge risks that climate change poses for our, social, financial and energy systems. These risks are deadly serious, but there are amazing opportunities to be achieved through an urgent re-framing of our economy. Ian Dunlop, a global leader in advising on these risks, will be our eminent speaker followed by Q&A panel to discuss the opportunities.
Implementing Sustainability Workshop
Date:
Monday, November 9, 2015 - 17:00
Event:
Sydney Events
Presenter:
David Rice
Venue:
Engineers Australia Auditorium, 8 Thomas Street, Chatswood
Synopsis:
Engineers Australia has a Code of Ethics that requires us to ‘promote sustainability’. We now have policies for Sustainability and for Climate Change. But what might this mean to your practice?
Eminent Speaker Tour: A Sustainable Energy Future for Australia
Date:
Tuesday, April 7, 2015 - 17:30
Event:
Sydney Events
Presenter:
Dr Mark Diesendorf
Venue:
Engineers Australia, Ground Floor Auditorium, 8 Thomas St, Chatswood, NSW
Synopsis:
How could a 100% Renewable Energy System be achieved for Australia
Asbestos Contaminated Soil
Date:
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 17:30
Event:
Sydney Events
Presenter:
Steven Nikolovski, State Inspector – Asbestos and Demolition Services. Workcover NSW and Niall Johnston, Manager Contaminated Sites. NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA)
Venue:
Trade and Investment Centre, Level 47, MLC Centre, 19 Martin Place, Sydney
Synopsis:
When asbestos is identified in soil managing it can quickly turn into an expensive exercise. Tipping fees, contractor costs and delays to projects can potentially cripple budgets. Recent documents released by Workcover NSW and the EPA have provided clarity and consistency in the way that asbestos is managed when identified in soil. This presentation aims to provide an introduction into the application of these documents so that when asbestos is identified it can be appropriately managed.
Treating Endocrine Disruptors in our Waterways
Date:
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 18:30
Event:
Sydney Events
Presenter:
Dr Stuart Khan, UNSW
Venue:
Engineers Australia Auditorium
Synopsis:
Endocrine distributors found in waste water have been difficult to treat and as a result have caused abnormalities in the sex hormones of fish and other aquatic organisms. So what treatment methods are available today and how effective are they at reducing this impact on the aquatic environment? Dr Khan is an Associate Professor in the School of Civil & Environmental Engineering at the UNSW and gave us some fascinating insights into the endocrine distributors commonly found in waste water and how they result in abnormalities in the sex hormones of fish and other aquatic organisms. He also discussed the treatment methods are available today and how effective are they at reducing this impact on the aquatic environment.
2014 Young Environmental Professionals Networking Night
Date:
Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 18:00 to 22:00
Event:
Sydney Events
Presenter:
Rob Stokes
Venue:
The Art House, Sydney
Synopsis:
This networking evening was held in conjunction with the Waste Management Association of Australia (WMAA), the Sustainable Engineering Society (SENG) of Engineers Australia, and the Environment Institute of Australia & New Zealand (EIANZ). We invited MP Rob Stokes, NSW Minister for Environment and Heritage to the Art House to discuss his views on the three pillars of sustainability. This was followed by some lively discussion that went on well into the night.
The Largest Solar PV Farm in the Southern Hemisphere
Date:
Monday, November 26, 2012 - 17:30
Event:
Sydney Events
Presenter:
Doug Landfear
Venue:
Engineering House Chatswood Auditorium
Synopsis:
AGL Energy Limited (AGL) was selected by the Australian Government as the successful proponent in the solar photovoltaic (PV) category of the Solar Flagships Program independent reassessment process. AGL, together with First Solar (Australia) Pty Ltd, will deliver large-scale solar PV power projects with a total nominal capacity of 150 MWac at Nyngan (100 MW) and Broken Hill (50 MW) in Western New South Wales.
Infrastructure Sustainability Foundation Training Course
Date:
Tuesday, June 12, 2012 (All day)
Event:
Sydney Events
Presenter:
Rick Walters, Antony Sprigg
Venue:
Saxons - Level 10, 10 Barrack Street, Sydney
Synopsis:
On 29 February, 2012, the Australian Green Infrastructure Council (AGIC) launched the Infrastructure Sustainability (IS) rating scheme to deliver social, economic and environmental improvements across the design, construction and operation of Australia’s infrastructure. In order to guide infrastructure stakeholders (involved in investment, planning, procurement, design, construction and operations) on the use of the tool, the IS Foundation Training Course has been developed and AGIC is pleased to announce the first round of training courses. On successful completion of this course, participants will develop a good understanding of the IS rating scheme and will be able to assess projects or assets using the IS rating tool.
Tour an "Activity Based Work Environment". Is it the 'funky future' of office life?
Date:
Monday, October 10, 2011 - 18:30 to 20:30
Event:
Sydney Events
Presenter:
Bruce Precious - National Sustainability Manager, GPT Group
Venue:
GPT, Level 51, MLC Centre, 19 Martin Place, Sydney, NSW
Synopsis:
Sydney SEng is pleased to invite you to come along, tour GPT’s new offices and hear all about the new “Clubs of the 21stCentury” Hot desking was yesterday’s concept. Today it’s all about “Activity Based Work” centres where we eat, meet and work. When GPT moved into their refurbished offices, there were only 272 desks for 320 people. Benefits go to the environment, socially, and commercially in cost savings and higher productivity Sydney SEng is pleased to invite you to come along, tour GPT’s new offices and hear all about the new “Clubs of the 21stCentury” Hot desking was yesterday’s concept. Today it’s all about “Activity Based Work” centres where we eat, meet and work. When GPT moved into their refurbished offices, there were only 272 desks for 320 people. Benefits go to the environment, socially, and commercially in cost savings and higher productivity Hear about GPT’s experiences, tour the facilities, and socialise with other professionals interested in sustainability.
Test Drive Sydney’s Electric Car future
Date:
Monday, July 25, 2011 - 18:00 to 19:00
Event:
Sydney Events
Presenter:
Chris Binns: Manager Strategy & Assets, City of Sydney; Chris Dunstan: Research Director, Institute for Sustainable Futures, UTS; Lance Douglas: Chief Technology Officer, ChargePoint
Venue:
Engineers Australia, Harricks Auditorium, 8 Thomas Street Chatswood
Synopsis:
Come along, test drive the i-MiEV, hear and debate Sydney’s future. Sydney City is joining international cities including San Francisco, Amsterdam, Detroit, Vancouver and London and installing charging infrastructure for electric vehicles and car share schemes. The City of Sydney is currently test driving the Mitsubishi i-MiEV, the first production electric vehicle on the Australian market. Hear diverse perspectives from the City of Sydney, ChargePoint, and the University of Technology. The electric car market and infrastructure over the next 10 years will be different to what we have been used to.

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