• Supported by the Department of Industry Science, Energy and Resources
  • Lead sponsors: AECOM, Stiebel Eltron
  • Supporting sponsors Mirvac, A.G. Coombs


  • Date: 5 August 2020
  • Time: 11 am to 3 pm
  • Price: $145+fees (Members $45+fees – email us to receive your promo code: members@thefifthestate.com.au)
  • Format: online

~Download the program~

Catalyse a net zero future, now!

It’s the biggest, most exciting and critically important challenge we face in the built environment. How to Flick the Switch to a Net Zero future and all electric buildings and cities.

Our event will gather the leading experts – government executives, private investors developers, consultants and professional advisers to see how government levers and private sector action can work together to achieve the outcomes we want and urgently need.

We’ll look at new buildings, a precinct model and at existing buildings. Our highly interactive event will prod our experts for their thoughts and knowledge, their experience and case studies to gather the best available resource to share with the entire industry.

Buy tickets

Become a member

See Eventbrite for full program. This page will be updated soon

Ebook – a new resource to share

An ebook will share the learnings from the event and add even more insights through features, interviews and detailed case studies to create a useful industry resource for the coming years.


If you want to be part of this call 0413 834 574 or send a note to info@thefifthestate.com.au

You’ll be in brilliant company and be part of a guide that will be downloaded and shared in the thousands


Our program will focus on:

  • Government levers and private actions  – The NSW government’s suite of programs to achieve net zero by 2050. Which ones will impact on the built environment?  What about other states and territories? Who’s out in front? How can the private sector be pivotal to outcomes?
  • Leadership from the big property owners – what are investors such as Mirvac, GPT and Frasers Property planning and doing now with all electric offices, apartments and other buildings?
  • Critical features for success – what kind of systems and materials do you need: design, facades, aircon systems, integrated IT systems, heat pumps Passive House, power purchase agreements, tenant engagement, embodied energy and materials.

Buy tickets and see the full program here

QandAs are key to our events

Audiences are encouraged to send in questions when they register, or work up new ones on the day. Our panellists are experts in their field and keen to take up the challenges. 

Great networking

  •  fabulous virtual café style “seating” for six people per table. (Chat with your fellow attendees in breaks, jump into a free chair to say hello to guests at other tables!)

Who should attend

Architects, designers, material suppliers, environmental assessors, consultant and other professionals working on the net zero economy.


This isn’t a challenge, this is a vast opportunity

Australians have in 2020 proved they are immensely resilient and innovative. We know we can manage great challenges as a community with common goals.

There is now growing resolve to use newfound strength to tackle the economic and environmental challenges before us in ways that are creative, productive and inclusive.

With our goal to create a net zero economy, there is rapid innovation and commitment from industry to fast track the evolution of low carbon all electric buildings and cities. But how?

The NSW government and other governments

The Hon Matt Kean, MP, Minister for Energy and Environment has released Net Zero Plan Stage 1: 2020–2030 to “fast-track emissions reduction over the next decade and prepare the state to take further action in the decades to follow.”

The plan recognises the need to scale up and fast track low emissions technologies and includes investment in “scientists, entrepreneurs and businesses to deliver the next wave of technologies, goods and services for our consumers, workforce and the environment.”

What are other jurisdictions doing to achieve these aims?

How can industry participate as an active partner with governments’ goals and strategies

Supported by

Department of Industry Science, Energy and Resources


Buy tickets

FAQs Flick the switch

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published.