ASBEC Newsletter – Issue 99 | June 2020

Updates, Sustainable Housing, Energy and Emissions, Cities and Infrastructure

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* ASBEC: Tomorrow’s Homes
*   NFRC to replace COAG
*   New Insurance Council of Australia CEO
*   RICS join TCFD
*   AMCA: Industrialised Construction: The Rebound from COVID-19
*   Property Council of Australia: A seven-point plan for economic recovery
*   Engineers Australia: COVID-19 Recovery: A 9-Point Plan
*   GBCA: Green Star for Performance consultation
*   Standards Australia: Governance Review
*   NCC 2019 Amendment 1 update
*   ABCB: New NCC CPD Courses
*   EEA: Construction and demolition waste
*   ACF: Recover, Rebuilt, Renew
*   AIA: 2020 National Prizes
*   WorldGBC Asia Pacific Awards
*   WSAA Young Utility Leaders Program

Energy and Emissions

*   King Report and Government Response
*   Discussion paper on National Technology Investment Roadmap
*   Joint Statement: Building a stronger and cleaner post-pandemic Australia
*   i-Hub milestone 3 completed
*   NABERS Sustainable Portfolios Index
*   Future of NABERS Energy consultation
*   NABERS waives fees for voluntary ratings
*   Victoria: $15.3 million for energy efficiency and renewable energy
*   Victorian Energy Upgrades target
*   Climate Council: Primed for Action: A resilient recovery for Australia
*   Curtin University: Building codes contribution to climate change policies
*   AIRAH: Design Application (DA) manual: DA12 Energy Efficiency in Cold Rooms
*   EBC Webinar: Net/Nearly Zero Energy Buildings
*   Grattan Institute: Start with steel

Sustainable Housing

*   CEFC Investment Insight: Clean energy and community housing
*   NZGBC: A Green Recovery
*   Rocky Mountain Institute: Gas Stoves: Health and Air Quality Impacts and Solutions

Cities and Infrastructure

*   Federal Government’s response to recommendations of Building Up & Moving Out
*   NSW Government: Streets as Shared Spaces program
*   City of Melbourne: Green Factor Tool
*   PIA Submission to the SA Bushfire Review
*   AIDR: Land Use Planning for Disaster Resilient Communities
*   RMIT & Cambridge University virtually model and test the benefits of transport planning
*   Infrastructure Victoria: Density Done well consultation report
*   AHURI: What has COVID-19 revealed about the liveability of our homes and neighbourhoods?
*   AHURI: Improving outcomes for apartment residents and neighbourhoods
*   NSW Government: Infrastructure and Job Acceleration Fund
*   Victorian Government’s Building Works package
*   Central Sydney planning framework open for feedback
*   Heart Foundation: Active Streets – the new normal for public space
*   UK government commit £5 billion to greener, active transport
*   Infrastructure Victoria: Advice on recycling and resource recovery infrastructure