SustainAbility Design™ Specialist Masterclass

Professional Development training offering a qualification to deliver high performance low impact buildings*.

A new reality is coming to the design and construction industry.

Building designers and architects need to be ready to lead the change, or else get left behind.

This is what’s coming:Image

  • Australia is aiming to be carbon neutral by 2050

  • Buildings will need to be carbon negative by 2030
    o Because they can
    o To offset the other sectors of the economy that can’t.

  • Therefore buildings need to be carbon neutral by 2020
    o They must use net zero energy to be ready for what’s required by 2030.

  • You need to design and build for net zero energy now

Do not get left behind*

Join in this four-day specialist training for experienced building design professionals:

SustainAbility Design™ Specialist Masterclass

Become qualified to deliver on a range of residential design
outcomes from low, to zero carbon, to net-positive impact buildings.

In the course you will learn how to...

Leverage the new market in renovations and new builds that can deliver 
beautiful holistic solutions to affordability, responsiveness to climate, and comfort for your clients.

Achieve high-level technical design competencies in thermal performance, 
smart energy services, water efficiency, good materials and waste reduction.

Be well prepared for rising compliance standards in building 
design and construction.

Apply the new practices and ancient principles that deliver on a range of design outcomes from low to zero carbon to net positive impact homes.

Effectively market the value proposition for SustainAbility Design™ practices and inclusions to your clients.

Course outline and structure:

Days 1 & 2

          Overview: what & why & where we are at

          1. Thermal Performance
          2. Water & Waste Water

Days 3 & 4

          3. Energy Systems
          4. Good Materials

          Wrap-up design exercise

Is this course right for me?

  • You are a currently practicing architect or building designer

  • You are able to work to budget and to client brief with a high level of proficiency

  • You are familiar with current design and construction legislation in 
your state and/or nationally

  • You have experience in delivering great client experiences

  • You are committed to the continuous improvement of your design 

Course availability

Courses will be rolled out across NSW throughout 2016-17, and in other states from 2017 onwards.

Timetable and Locations - To be confirmed!

Please note: Fill the 'Expression of Interest' form below and BDAA will advise you when a course will be available in your area.

*Every leading industry body, and every leading manufacturer of building products and systems has embraced this timeline and these targets. This is expressed in the Australian Built Environment Council’s (ASBEC) recent publication Low Carbon High Performance – How buildings can make a major contribution to Australia’s emissions and productivity goals Report, which can be downloaded: CLICK HERE

ASBEC is the peak body of peak industry bodies in the Australian built environment, representing every industry association that is committed to a viable long term future in this country. BDAA is an enthusiastic member.

Register your 'Expression of Interest' here.

A timetable of Masterclass dates and locations is currently being developed, looking to start in Western Sydney in September or October and going into other Sydney locations and NSW regional areas soon thereafter and to other states as soon as possible.

Please register your name below, we will acknowledge your registration and forward you details as the schedule develops.

Full Name:  
Business/Street Address:  
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Are you a member of BDAA:  
If NO: your occupation i.e. Architect, Building Designer, Builder, Certifier, etc..: