Inaugural Sustainability Live event confirms huge line-up of sustainability experts

  •   10 October 2017

For the first time ever, the 2017 Sustainability Awards is hosting a daytime education and networking event to accompany its prestigious awards ceremony.

To be held on Thursday 26 October, the inaugural Sustainability Live Panel Discussions will feature a full day of enlivening talks, worth a combined total of 6 CPD points. Speakers participating in the program of keynote speeches and panel discussions comprise the finalists for this year’s Sustainability Awards, which include some of the country’s leading sustainability experts.

Knowledge and expertise across the full breadth of the architecture and design industry will be represented across the day – from architecture to landscape architecture to building construction to product design – meaning that nearly all aspects of sustainability will be touched on. There will also be ample opportunity for networking with some of the industry’s most recognisable names and companies.

There are just over two weeks to go until the event, which is to be held at Doltone House in Sydney. Tickets are strictly limited, and include morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea. Tickets for the night-time awards ceremony – also being held at Doltone House – are being sold separately. These include a three-course meal.

Book your Sustainability Live tickets here. Full program below.


9:10 Opening Keynote – Deo Prasad, CEO of CRCLCL


Biophilia and the Greening of the Public Space

As the world population continues to urbanise, how important will it become to incorporate of biophilic design and to what scale?
Caroline Pidcock, Director – PIDCOCK Architecture & Sustainability
Speaker Panel:
Damian Schultz, Director – TCL | David Cox, Director – Cox Architects | Jeremy Mansfield, Sustainability Manager – Lendlease | John Prentice, Principal – Woods Bagot
10:20 Morning Tea


Sustainability Through the Chain
With such strict national and international standards in supply chains how do you even begin to approach sustainability across the entire supply chain? What are some of the different considerations and touchpoints that need to be addressed?
Robin Mellon, CEO – Supply Chain Sustainability School
Speaker Panel:
Chad Brown, Group Director – ThomsonAdsett | Eugene Cheah Architect | Kylie Mills, Director – BluKube Architecture | Stephen Hicks, Architect – David Barr Architects | Steffen Welsch, Director – Steffen Welsch Architects
12:00 The Power Of Passive
Cheaper utilities and lower amounts of general maintenance together form a win-win for sustainability, but is there enough knowledge around such alternative energy systems?
Gemma Savio – Director, Savio Parsons
Speaker Panel:
Jeremy Spencer, Director – Positive Footprints | Nathan Cagliarini, Director – Adapt Architecture | Sarah Lebner, Architect – Light House Architecture & Science | Sven Maxa, Co-Director – Maxa Design | Tim Hill, Director – TANDEM Design Studio
12:40 Lunch


The Healthy Home
What are the new technologies and buildings products that can contribute or protect our health and the sustainability in existing residential projects?
Jamileh Jahangiri, Architect – TKD
Speaker Panel:
Adrian Light, Director – ONE20 Group | Jacqueline Bosscher, Director – The Design Commission | Jeremy Spencer, Director – Positive Footprints | Sarah Lebner, Architect – Light House Architecture & Science | Shae Parker McCashen, Director – Green Sheep Collective
2:10 Sustainability Of Scale
There is no doubt that a project in education or commercial is a large-scale one, so how can an architect balance sustainability across the micro and macro scales, for a more holistic outcome?
Rory Martin, Sustainability Manager – Frasers Property
Speaker Panel:
BVN | Chad Brown – Thomson Adsett | CK Design | James Legge, Director – Six Degrees Architects | Lendlease | Milos Milutinovic, Senior Associate – Woods Bagot | Mirvac
3:00 Innovating Sustainable Building Products
Does the rush to innovate better products and/or applications mean that we are developing new versions with reduced ecological impacts, or are we just shifting the problems further downstream?
Michael Manikis
Speaker Panel:
Brent Whyte, Managing Director – Whyte PR | Chris Arms, Director – CJ Arms | Donald Yates, CEO – Columbus Group | Greg Welsh, Director – WINYA Indigenous Furniture | Johan Tijssen – GeoSIP | Lee Larbalestier, BDM – Weathertex | Lisa Gasperotti, Sales Director – Above Left | Richard Evans, MD & Co-Founder – Cybannac
3:50 Preserving Our Past, Building Our Future
As designers and communities still have much to gain from historic buildings, how do we balance conservation of our past with a more sustainable future? What are the different ways modern sustainability technologies can be incorporated into dated structures? And what are the challenges, as opposed to new builds?
Sharon Veale, Chief Executive Officer and Partner – GML Heritage
Speaker Panel:
Adrian Light, Director – ONE20 Group | Anthony Uahwatanasakul, Director – K20 Architecture | James Legge, Director – Six Degrees Architects | Nathan Cagliarini, Director – Adapt Architecture
4:30 Close of Conference


Image: True North by TANDEM Design Studio is a finalist in the Single Dwelling – New category of the 2017 Sustainability Awards.