Sustainability in the construction industry webinar

EVENT DETAILS                                                                                                                                                        DATE: Thursday 7 October 2021                                                                                                                                TIME: 10am – 12pm

With the construction industry ranking as the second highest contributor of waste to landfill, generating approximately 12.7 million tonnes annually, sustainability and sustainable construction are areas which are seeing increased discussion and consideration within the industry.

Construction is starting to review the alignment of recycling and sustainable manufacturing, including sustainability during the construction phase, managing waste and offcuts, sustainable considerations in design including products, materials, and the building after life, product life cycle analyses and waste with building demolition.

Join us for a webinar on Sustainability in the construction industry and hear about the current trends during both the design and construction phase, Green Star and how Green Star can assist during the design and construction phase and the session will finish with a case on Ecoloop, ACP Recycling Solution.


Professor Vivian Tam, WSU

Professor Vivian W. Y. Tam is a world-leading researcher in the field of construction engineering and management. Her findings have found applications and impact for tackling climate-change issues for green buildings and recycled concrete. She is currently the Associate Dean (Research and HDR), Associate Dean (International) and Discipline Leader (Construction Management) at School of Engineering, Design and Built Environment, Western Sydney University, Australia. Vivian’s research team has been selected in the Top-8 Research Team in Australia by Innovyz Institute Pty. Ltd. for an intensive 9-month Waste and Recycling Technology Commercialisation Program focusing on innovative ways to reduce waste, enhance recycling or return waste as resource.

Dr Mark Jackson, Director, Jackson Environment and Planning Pty Ltd

Mark is a nationally recognised waste management specialist and has 26 years’ experience in the field. He is the Director of Jackson Environment and Planning, a consulting firm dedicated to supporting the waste and recycling industry with planning approvals, EPA licencing and regulatory support. Previous to this, Mark over a 12-year period held senior management positions in the NSW Environment Protection Authority, leading some of the largest recycling industry development, regulatory support and infrastructure investment programs in the country’s history.

Melissa Herrmann, Industry Engagement Manager, Fairview

Melissa comes from a design background with 15 years’ experience in product design, offshore manufacturing, and trend forecasting, with a Bachelor of Arts (Design) from RMIT. She transitioned into the construction industry in 2014 and has not looked back. Her journey with Fairview began in 2017 as an Architectural Consultant, and she has been in her current role since January 2019. She is passionate about sustainability and is thrilled to present the Ecoloop recycling initiative to the market