CUSP Seminar 21st March – Alex Bruce

CUSP Morning Tea Seminar 21st March

Putting “design” back into ESD – the only way to achieve a genuinely sustainable outcome

Over the past decade we have seen multitudes of “green” rating specifications created around the world with the aim of transitioning us towards a sustainable future. While predominantly voluntary, some are now regulated and we find a large number of ESD (Environmentally Sustainable Design) consultants offering their services to help achieve these standards. Although these mechanisms have assisted in improving the general outcomes of buildings, their often over prescriptive nature has removed the ability for designers to actually design, resulting in perverse outcomes for the environment, society and the economy. So how do we filter through all of these “green rating systems”, get ESD back on track and achieve genuinely sustainable outcomes? It’s easy! Come to this presentation and you’ll find out how.

The presenter: Alex Bruce

A bit about Alex…

Co-founder of eTool (a global leader in software for sustainable design), Alex is a mechanical and sustainable energy engineer with over six years experience in the renewable energy and energy management sector. Alex has specifically focused on the built environment from residential to commercial applications. Being outdoors and immersed in nature has been a big part of Alex’s life, from growing up on a farm just outside Perth to living and working in the Kimberley. He ‘walks the talk’ when it comes to low carbon living and retrofitted his inner city home to be carbon positive with recycled water and an edible garden. Since eTool was founded, Alex has worked with architects, developers and international engineers, educating, training and providing solutions to challenging technical engineering problems.

When: 11am for Morning Tea, Seminar from 11.30-12.30 

Where: CUSP – 3 Pakenham Street, Fremantle 

Just across the road from Fremantle train/bus station

Feel free to join us for a cuppa and a chat before the seminar

For more information visit the CUSP website: Curtin University Sustainability Policy (CUSP) Institute

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