SM16: Built to Perform - Opportunities for strengthened commercial building energy requirements in the National Construction Code

Since 2018, the Australian state and territory governments released their “Trajectory for Low Energy Buildings”, a national plan that sets a trajectory towards zero energy (and carbon) ready buildings for Australia. This includes a commitment to regular reviews and forward planning for minimum energy requirements from the 2022 Code onwards, and a proposal to further strengthen commercial building energy requirements in the 2025 Code. Michael will set out the policy journey that has been taken from Built to Perform through to strengthened energy standards and highlight research outcomes that may assist the industry in preparing for these regulatory changes.

BOOK NOW – Cost FREE (you must book) – Tuesday 19th May 2020 @ 3:30 pm

Presenter:  Michael Li, Senior Project Manager (Cities & Policy), ClimateWorks

Michael manages projects with a focus on reducing carbon emissions from cities, encompassing buildings, infrastructure, transport and energy sectors. Michael has strong stakeholder engagement and communication skills with a proven track record in translating research into sustainability advice for business and government. He managed the technical analysis, stakeholder facilitation, content delivery and publication of Built to Perform, a landmark initiative led by ClimateWorks and the Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council to strengthen minimum energy standards for new buildings. Prior to joining ClimateWorks, Michael worked as a sustainability consultant at global integrated services firm AECOM.

Michael holds Bachelor’s degrees in engineering and science from the University of Melbourne and a Master’s degree in sustainable development from the University of Cambridge. In 2014 Michael was recognised by collaborative sustainability community 2degrees as one of the global “Top 25 Under 25s” transforming the world of sustainable business, and he was named Young Energy Efficiency Professional 2018 at the National Energy Efficiency Awards.



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