27 - 28 March, 2018 | Royce Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

Steven Dickson


Director, Property & Facilities Division
University of Queensland


10:30 AM EXPERT PANEL DISCUSSION: Innovation of Student Accommodation through Shifting Your Focus to Sustainable Practices and Facilities

Smart and sustainable buildings have not only proven to attract students and create a vibrant atmosphere, but also achieve significant operational cost savings. The South Australian Waymouth Street project adopts exemplar energy efficient design, resulting in a minimum 25 per cent improvement on energy efficiency and significant building’s carbon intensity. While this is just one example in the industry, developers and universities alike should be adopting better strategies, whether it be considering external design or internal technological systems that enable this efficiency. This panel discussion will explore:

  • Enhancing your green star rating and how this can influence the future building of more sustainable facilities in your accommodation
  • Open-plan socialising spaces: Identifying multibedroom, shared living, dormitory style accommodation and how different styles of living can still achieve sustainable results
  • How to determine which tools and technologies can help you find the balance between an innovative and energy efficient living space



Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Steven.

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