Retrofit Melbourne: commercial building discussion

Retrofit Melbourne: commercial building discussion
1.5 CPD Non-Technical

Retrofit Melbourne: commercial building discussion 

25/06/2024 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM (AEST)

Venue: : Nat Bonacci Room, Mezzanine Level of the City of Melbourne’s CH2 building 
240 Little Collins St, Melbourne 3000


Commercial buildings are responsible for 60 per cent of the city’s greenhouse gas emissions, while residential towers account for six per cent of emissions. 
The City of Melbourne is urging building owners, tenants, industry associates, facility managers and governments to transform and retrofit buildings in the CBD to reduce their carbon emissions and propel the municipality towards the ambitious goal of net zero emissions by 2040.
To reach the milestone, almost 80 Melbourne buildings each year would need major upgrades and refurbishments to improve energy performance.
Improving the sustainability of all new and existing buildings presents a significant opportunity to considerably reduce carbon emissions, while creating healthier workplaces and homes.  
Retrofit Melbourne is the City’s plan to help accelerate the current retrofit rate.
DMN members who work in the commercial space are invited to come along to the City of Melbourne to hear more about the Retrofit Melbourne plan.
Presenting will be Krista Milne, Co-Chief Heat Officer and Director of Climate Change and City Resilience at the City of Melbourne.
Building Designers are renowned for their knowledge, experience and problem-solving skills so, following the presentation, DMN members will have an opportunity to ask questions and take part in a discussion around how the City can meet its ambitious target of retrofitting 80 buildings each year.

Presentation overview:

Retrofit Melbourne, developed in partnership with industry, is the City of Melbourne’s comprehensive plan to support commercial building retrofits.
This plan builds off the success of our 1200 Buildings program and is the culmination of two years of consultation with industry and community. You can find out more about this consultation process on the Participate Melbourne page.
Retrofit Melbourne sets out 11 initiatives designed to accelerate the rate of commercial building retrofits in the City of Melbourne. These are grouped into the four work streams; advocacy, information and support, enabling mechanisms and regulation.
You can find out more by reading the Retrofit Melbourne plan. Retrofit Melbourne - City of Melbourne


Krista Milne is Co-Chief Heat Officer and Co-Director of Climate Change and City Resilience at the City of Melbourne, Australia. She is one of 8 Chief Heat Officers from Cities across the world working to protect local communities from the impacts of extreme heat and putting in place strategies to cool and heat-proof Melbourne.
Krista co-leads a team of experts delivering world leading initiatives to achieve a net zero emissions city by 2040 that is well adapted to climate change. She has over 25 years’ experience is climate action, environmental policy and regulations and corporate sustainability.



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