Episodes

July 16, 2021

Efficiency First | Designing for Passive House

Originating in Germany in 1992, the Passive House methodology provides for energy efficient homes that support healthy indoor air quality and year-round thermal and acoustic comfort. Certified Passive Houses are underpinned by the five Passive House foundational principles of appropriate insulation, no uncontrolled air leakage, mechanical heat recovery ventilation, windows that insulate and seal and no thermal bridges. In this episode, Laura Phillips, Head of Urban Advocacy at HIP V. HYPE sits …

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July 9, 2021

Next Life | Repurposing Materials

Construction sites generate an enormous amount of waste. Research from RMIT found that in 2017, 20.4 million tonnes of construction and demolition waste was generated in Australia. 33% of this waste went into landfills, with the rest either illegally dumped, stockpiled, recycled or reused. What if instead of sending these materials to landfill, they can be salvaged and repurposed for a second life including as joinery and furniture. Revival Projects is the only builder in Australia to hold dome…

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July 2, 2021

Driving Change | Integrating Electric Vehicle Infrastructure

With our ample solar and wind power resources, Australia has the opportunity to lead the global transition to a net zero carbon economy. Transport currently contributes 17% of Australia’s total carbon emissions, with internal combustible engine (ICE) vehicles responsible for around half of these emissions. Electric vehicles (EVs), when complemented by a diversified public and active transport system, are essential to reducing our emissions. However, at around double the cost of an average vehic…

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June 25, 2021

Circular Economy | Rethinking Linear Consumption

Victoria is expected to produce 40% more annual waste by 2046 than it did in the 2017–18 year. Strengthening our recycling system is critical, however it is not the panacea to our waste challenge. How can we reduce and reuse materials we consume before they produce carbon emissions, end up in landfill or pollute our environment? In this episode, Laura Phillips, Head of Urban Advocacy at HIP V. HYPE, sits down with Kate Dundas, Director of Strategic Foresight and Research at Sustainability Victo…

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June 18, 2021

The Cost of Inaction | Modelling Climate Risk

The urgency of climate change has been notoriously challenging to communicate. Whilst the science is clear, a lack of immediate, tangible risk has plagued political will on climate action for decades. Extreme weather events felt across the World, and in Australia in particular in recent years has finally started to shift mainstream public sentiment. However, for those whose job it is to quantify risk, the predicted impacts of climate change are thoroughly modelled. Rapidly shifting expectations…

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June 11, 2021

Keeping Cool | The Value of Green Infrastructure

Climate change is leading to higher average temperatures and an increase in the number of extreme heat days above 35 degrees. With concrete, dark roofs and roads soaking up the heat, our cities are getting hotter, posing a significant health risk for the most vulnerable in our community. Researchers have predicted that urban areas particularly effected, such as Western Sydney, will be too hot to live in in a matter of decades. Spatial inequality is exacerbating the issue with some suburbs feeli…

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June 4, 2021

Healthy Climate | Connecting Climate, Health and Housing with Dr Tim Read MP

Recent heatwaves, bushfires, floods and coastal erosion have exposed the depth of Australian households’ vulnerability to climate change. Increasingly, the health impacts of these major events, as well as the more subtle, cumulative impacts of our changing climate are becoming apparent. In this episode Laura Phillips, Head of Urban Advocacy at HIP V. HYPE is joined by Dr Tim Read, a medical practitioner and the Greens MP for Brunswick and Kate Nicolazzo, General Manager, Sustainability at HIP V…

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May 28, 2021

Community Power | Building Climate and Economic Resilience with Dr Helen Haines

How can local communities best share in the vast opportunities of our national transition to a net zero carbon economy and work together to become climate resilient? Throughout her successful campaign for election as an independent in the northeast Victorian Federal seat of Indi in 2019, Dr Helen Haines has championed an approach to community-led representation. Since her election, Dr Haines has applied this same approach to undertake an extensive community policy co-design process to develop t…

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May 21, 2021

Acting on Climate | Political Will on Climate Action with Zali Steggall

Ever since Zali Steggall won the Sydney seat of Warringah as an independent candidate in the 2019 election she has been a force for change in our federal parliament. Championing legislation on climate action, parliamentary integrity, and recently an amendment to the Sex Discrimination Act, she has demonstrated refreshing leadership and transparency in Canberra. In this episode Laura Phillips, Head of Urban Advocacy at HIP V. HYPE is joined by Zali Steggall OAM, Federal Member of Parliament for …

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Nov. 20, 2020

Energy Efficient Housing | Raising the Standard with Passive House

Passive House is a building methodology considered to be the most rigorous energy and health-based design and construction standards in the world. It is a proven, scientific standard that results in a building consuming up to 90% less heating and cooling energy compared to conventional buildings. Through passive design principles, improved insulation and high-quality windows, the Passive House standard provides for year-round thermal and acoustic comfort and the continuous supply of filtered, c…

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Nov. 13, 2020

All Electric Cities | Powering Renewables

The future of our cities is electric. Removing our reliance on fossil fuels and embedding renewable energy into our built environment can support healthier, environmentally sustainable and climate resilient communities. Public infrastructure, transport, residential and commercial activities can generate and be powered by renewable energy. In this episode Laura Phillips, Head of Urban Advocacy at HIP V. HYPE is joined by Gavin Ashley, Better Cities and Regions Lead at HIP V. HYPE and Bruce Thomp…

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Oct. 30, 2020

Act Local | Zero Carbon Communities

Local communities are, and will continue to be, on the front lines of responding to the effects of climate change. Beyond Zero Emissions produce independent research solutions demonstrating that a zero emissions Australia is achievable and affordable now. Through their Zero Carbon Communities Program, they provide support and resources to empower local communities to reduce their emissions and in doing so, create jobs and support local economies. In this episode Laura Phillips, Head of Urban Ad…

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Oct. 23, 2020

Healthy Homes | Building Climate Resilient Housing

Spending extended periods of time indoors during the COVID-19 lockdowns has put the performance of our housing into sharp focus. At the same time, extreme weather events are becoming more frequent across the world. How can our housing be better designed and built to withstand increasing heatwaves and the impacts of longer, more intense bushfire seasons? Our cities and regions need to support durable, environmentally sustainable housing that is cool in summer, warm in winter and that generates r…

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July 31, 2020

Diversifying Housing | Family Apartment Living in Australia

Welcome to the first series of the HIP V. HYPE podcast, where we discuss new ideas around housing, sustainability and climate action to explore ways to support the sustainable growth of our cities and regions. In this episode Laura Phillips, Head of Urban Advocacy at HIP V. HYPE is joined by Liam Wallis, Director of HIP V. HYPE and Mitra Anderson-Oliver who is a Better Cities and Regions Associate with HIP V. HYPE Sustainability to discuss the case for family apartment living in Australia. Inte…

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July 24, 2020

The Missing Middle | Densifying Australian Cities

Welcome to the first series of the HIP V. HYPE podcast, where we discuss new ideas around housing, sustainability and climate action to explore ways to support the sustainable growth of our cities and regions. In this episode Laura Phillips, Head of Urban Advocacy at HIP V. HYPE is joined by Liam Wallis, Director of HIP V. HYPE and Brighid Sammon who is a Senior Policy Advisor to discuss the case for densifying Australian cities. Australian cities have some of lowest rates of density in the wor…

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July 17, 2020

Net Zero | Carbon Neutral Housing in Australia

Welcome to the first series of the HIP V. HYPE podcast, where we discuss new ideas around housing, sustainability and climate action to explore ways to support the sustainable growth of our cities and regions. In this episode Laura Phillips, Head of Urban Advocacy at HIP V. HYPE is joined by Liam Wallis, Director of HIP V. HYPE and Jay van Rijn, who is Senior Carbon & Renewables Manager - Australia and New Zealand at South Pole to discuss the benefits of carbon neutral housing and the steps tha…

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July 10, 2020

The Right to Housing | Addressing the Needs Based Housing Crisis

Welcome to the first series of the HIP V. HYPE podcast, where we discuss new ideas around housing, sustainability and climate action to explore ways to support the sustainable growth of our cities and regions. In this episode Laura Phillips, Head of Urban Advocacy at HIP V. HYPE is joined by Liam Wallis, Director of HIP V. HYPE and Jeanette Large, CEO of Women’s Property Initiatives to discuss the scale of the needs based housing crisis, and ways in which it can be addressed. There are over 80,…

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June 30, 2020

A New Approach | The Story of Nightingale 2.0

Welcome to the first series of the HIP V. HYPE podcast, where we discuss new ideas around housing, sustainability and climate action to explore ways to support the sustainable growth of our cities and regions. In this episode Laura Phillips, Head of Urban Advocacy at HIP V. HYPE is joined by Liam Wallis, Director of HIP V. HYPE and James Legge, Founding Director of Six Degrees Architects to talk about the story of Nightingale 2.0 in Fairfield, Melbourne. The Nightingale Model has received a lot…

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