When: Wednesday 11 March 2020, 6.30pm for a 7pm start with the talk finishing at 8pm.
Where: ITAMS Building (Bld 233-G01), Innovation Campus, Squires Way North Wollongong, NSW 2500

Tickets: Registration via Eventbrite is helpful. This event is open to Renew members and the general public.
Cost: Attendance is free. $5 donation appreciated to cover expenses and refreshments.

As of February 2020, 92 councils across Australia have joined in declaring a Climate Emergency, recognising the Climate and Biodiversity crisis. In doing so, they unanimously agreed to target Net Zero Carbon emissions by 2050. Following this, both Architects and Engineers alike joined in Declaring a Climate Emergency, and committed to changing their work practices to assist with creating a Carbon Neutral future.

Renew Illawarra’s new Co-convenor Zak Nicholson is a Sustainability Engineer with a keen passion for the environmentally sustainable design of buildings. As a signatory of the Engineers Declare movement, and with a background in both mechanical engineering and physics, Zak seeks to drive the design of buildings to achieve Net Zero Carbon emissions.

Join us in hearing Zak discuss the pathway for how both home owners and renters can achieve Net Zero Carbon emissions in their own home. The pathway will explore topics such as:

  • A ground up approach to sustainable home design
  • Roof-top renewable energy generation
  • Carbon offsets and decarbonizing the grid
  • Methods for minimising your homes embodied energy
  • Regenerative Design – Beyond Net Zero Carbon Emissions

How to get to the Meeting
The ITAMS Building (233) is in south-western corner of Innovation Way, in the University’s Innovation/East Campus (not the main campus). The campus has two entrances:
The eastern entrance is from Squires Avenue, into Puckey Way, the western entrance is from Montague Street, into Puckey Way.
About half way along Puckey Way there is an intersection where you turn south into Innovation Way. The ITAMS building is on the right/western side towards the end.
Best parking is probably in area P7, just past the ITAMS Building. Parking is free after 6:30 pm.

You can view the video of this presentation here.

Carrie Wilkinson, Co-Convenor
Renew Illawarra Branch