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Driving collaboration on high-performance buildings

The Energy Efficiency Council (EEC) is presenting an exclusive webinar on August 26 about driving global collaboration on high-performance buildings.

The event will feature Paul Ruyssevelt, Professor of Energy and Building Performance at the UCL Energy Institute and Vice Chair of the International Energy Agency’s Energy in Buildings and Communities Programme (IEA EBC).

Ruyssevelt is a global leader who boasts more than three decades of experience in research and practice around high-performance buildings. An architect with extensive experience in the private sector, Ruyssevelt joined the University College London’s Energy Institute in 2012 to take up the chair in Energy and Building Performance and lead the institute’s activities on commercial buildings.

Also presenting will be Stanford Harrison, Affil.AIRAH, Manager – Commercial Buildings Policy, at the Australian Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources. Harrison has been engaged with national energy-efficiency policy for many years, and his responsibilities include Australia’s Commercial Building Disclosure program and representing Australia on the IEA EBC.

The webinar will cover the state of global collaboration on high-performance buildings, the key areas requiring attention in the 2020s, and how we can contribute to – and leverage – those lessons in Australia.

“There is growing recognition in Australia that transforming our built environment needs to play a central role in meeting our carbon-reduction goals,” says EEC CEO Luke Menzel.

“High-performance buildings that are also healthy and cheap to run are an absolutely crucial component of the broader energy transition. Accelerating progress will require ramping up global collaboration.”

The webinar will be held on Wednesday, August 26 at 4–5pm (AEST), 3.30–4.30pm (ACST), and 2–4pm (AWST).

To register, click here.

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