Reducing Carbon Emissions - CPD event

By Katarina Murray
continuing professional development

June 27, 2012

6 p.m.

Auditorium, Tusculum, 3 Manning Street, Potts Point


Speakers: Caroline Pidcock and Allison Earl

The Reducing Carbon Emissions website was developed by the New South Wales Architects Registration Board as a free online resource to encourage architectural practices in Australia to improve their energy efficiency by reducing greenhouse gas emissions and carbon outputs related to their office activities. It includes an audit tool which is generic enough to be used in any small professional practice.

Once completing the online energy audit, architectural practices are emailed a full report of the findings highlighting areas in which energy consumption can be reduced.
In addition to helping businesses to reduce their carbon emissions, the website provides additional benefits including:

  • Identifying cost savings through recommendations to improve energy efficiency;

  • Improving staff engagement through actively involving them in the process; and

  • Assisting practices to comply with carbon emissions accreditation schemes.


About the Speakers:

Caroline Pidcock
Caroline Pidcock is the passionate force who started PIDCOCK. She has genuine interest and experience in sustainable built environments which has been developed and enhanced through her involvement in a wide range of professional, academic and other commitments.

Caroline has recently completed her report for the Byera Hadley Travelling Scholarship she was awarded in 2009, where she investigated the "The Architecture of Zero Emissions Housing". PIDCOCK is now looking at the Living Building Challenge framework, which asks “What if every single act of design and construction made the world a better place?”

Caroline was involved in the early discussions on Reducing Carbon Emissions and has used it in her practice.

Allison Earl
Having spent 7 years at a research and design based architecture practice in Sydney, architect Allison Earl is currently undertaking a PhD at the University of Sydney exploring the relationship between architecture, sustainability and language. In this research field she has also collaborated on participative art projects, interdisciplinary workshops and student education. In her capacity as an architect and researcher Allison was involved in both the testing of the ARB's Reducing Carbon Emissions online tool and implementing its use at her office of employment.

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NSW Architects Registration Board