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Explore the advances in sustainability, circularity, and regenerative design with us as we talk with global change makers. Since starting in 2021, the Think.Future podcast has grown a steady following from around the world. Each week we talk to industry leaders about how they’re ‘thinking future’.

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Manufacturing

Transforming the Built Environment

Pejman Sharafi,  an Associate Professor in advanced building technologies at Western Sydney University,  heads Modular Prefab Design Lab, where his team develop innovative solutions mainly in partnership with the industry, focusing on off-site manufacturing technologies, platform-based design, industrialised construction solutions, design for manufacture, assembly and dis-assembly, adaptable building design, circular design strategies, and prefabrication technologies. He joins the Think.Future podcast to share what is happening with innovation in prefabrication and explains why the circularity impacts of Net Zero Building platforms go beyond environmental benefits,  offering significant economic potentials and advantages in the market.

Manufacturing

Material Matters and Measures

Jim Goddin of thinkstep ANZ is an expert in Materials, Minerals and Mining and as a member of the Critical Minerals Expert Committee, he has been actively involved in shaping the UK's Critical Minerals Strategy. Jim joins the Think.Future podcast to talk about the new International Standard for measuring success in a Circular Economy and introduces the Materials Circularity Indicator which he played a pivotal role in developing.

Manufacturing

Circular Bioeconomy - Solutions, Potentials and Opportunities

Dr Florian Graichen is a General Manager at Scion, New Zealand’s leading research institute for forestry, industrial biotech, and advanced manufacturing and an Honorary Professor at the University of Waikato in the School of Engineering. Florian’s bioproducts and biomanufacturing impact area includes portfolios covering high value biorefineries, distributed and circular manufacturing, bioproducts and packaging and integrated bioenergy.

Manufacturing

Safe, Sustainable and Fit for Purpose

Max Strandwitz, CEO of MIPS Protection shares the vision for sustainability and core values of his team, a leader in the field of brain protection systems within helmet-based safety manufacturing for over 25 years. The mission at MIPS is to reduce head injuries, save more lives, protecting people and the environment.

Building

Building a Sustainable India

Sonali Rastogi, Founding Partner of Morphogenesis together with Founding Partner Manit have created one of the most successful architectural design companies in the world. She joins the Think.Future podcast to share her wisdom and vision for a sustainable India. Sonali has a unique perspective on sustainable architecture, and soulfully blends tradition, heritage, culture, and history, offering a bespoke and heartwarming quality to the design world.

Infrastructure

Valuing Water and Closing the Loop

Dr. Dennis D. Truax joins the Think.Future podcast to share his experiences with over four decades working in water management and a long tenure teaching Water Treatment Systems Design at Mississippi State University. He contributes to the global conversation on water circularity from an engineering perspective with personal hands-on experience in solving water supply and waste water challenges in some of the dryest places on earth

Design

Sustainability and Design Technology

Thesla Collier, Design Technology Manager at HNTB joins the Think.Future podcast and shares her expertise in using technology to design for sustainable outcomes in buildings. Thesla is known as a ‘Cheerleader for Sustainability’ and works in the intersection between Sustainability and Design Technology across Architecture, Engineering, Construction, and Infrastructure Design projects.

Design

A Circular Economy Approach to the Business Case

Professor Aldo Ometto and Mr. Sergio Monforte join the Think.Future conversation to talk about a new International Standard for a circular economy driving innovative business opportunities as waste from one form of material is potentially a resource for another.

Design

A Circular Economy Approach for the Built Environment

Valentina Petrone is WSPs Circular Economy Lead in Australia. Valentina has unique skills combining 16 years’ experience as a trained Architect focused on implementing sustainable and climate resilience practices in the built environment with in-depth knowledge of Circular Economy design principles.

Building

San Francisco’s Journey to Zero Waste

James Slattery is a Construction and Demolition Debris Recovery Specialist at the San Francisco Department of the Environment. James joins the Think.Future podcast on 6 March to share his strategies on leading resource conservation, debris reduction, material recovery and taking environmental action in solid waste management.

Building

Energy Self-Sufficient with Hydrogen

Two entrepreneurs, Markus Ostermeier of ostermeier H2ydrogen Solutions and his project partner, Joel Vogl of INFENER are thinking future and sharing the inspiring idea of being self-sufficient with decentralized Hydrogen solutions for the Built Environment.

Building

Game change in the electrification of buildings

David Clark of Positive Zero is a chartered structural and building services engineer with over 30 years of design experience in Australia and the UK. Since 2001 he has specialised in providing sustainable design solutions and strategy in all building sectors and transport infrastructure.

Building

Designing for a Circular Economy

Jodie Bricout is the Circular Economy Leader at international design, engineering and advisory company, Aurecon. She is a globally recognised sustainability leader with two decades of experience working with industry, research and policymakers in several countries including Australia, New Zealand, France, and Dubai.

Building

Optimising for Sustainable Outcomes

Alexis Davison of Major Road Projects Victoria, joins the Think.Future conversation to tell us about the Victorian Government’s innovative ecologiQ program and Recycled First policy which are focussed on optimising the use of recycled and reused materials on Victorian infrastructure projects.

Building

Going Full Circle with Steel

Jerusha Beresford, Sustainability Lead at the Australian Steel Institute (ASI) manages the development and implementation of the Steel Sustainability Australia (SSA) certification program, a best practice sustainability assessment scheme for steel companies.

Building

Authentic Leadership in a Complex Built Environment

Paolo Bevilacqua of Frasers Property is an Executive that has delivered industry leading programs and solutions at both a project and organisational level across real estate and energy sectors in multiple geographies over a 20-year career.

Building

New Zealand’s Green Building Council Rating Schemes

Sam Archer, the Director of Market Transformation at the of New Zealand Green Building Council joins the conversation with Think.Future to talk about the opportunities in bringing mainstream designers and builders up to speed and challenges them to lift their game.

Building

Cities as Nature

Adrian McGregor is the Chief Design Officer at McGregor Coxall and an award-winning expert in Biourbanism, a scalable resilience planning model helping cities become resilient to the impacts of a changing climate.

Building

The Future of Community Precincts

Dr. Kimberly Camrass is the Director for the Climate Futures department for the Queensland Government. Kimberly is a passionate sustainability professional, and joins Think.Future to share the highlights of her award-winning essay Regenerative Futures: 8 Principles for Thinking and Practice as applied to precinct scale in an urban environment.

Building

Villages for the Future

Dean D’Cruz, Partner and Principal Architect in MOZAIC conducts workshops and seminars globally focused on sustainable architecture practices. At the core, Dean believes architects can be the change agents for a better Built Environment and he joins the conversation to share how low-cost solutions for sustainable housing are being inspired by regional and cultural influences from the rural villages in India.

Building

A Vision for a Waste Free Australia

Brad Searle is the Head of Development at BINGO Industries. Brad joins the VinZero Think.Future podcast to share the innovative and impressive progress BINGO Industries is making in supporting the circularity and decarbonisation agenda for the Built Environment.

Building

Sustainable pathways to purpose and profit

Bob Willard, Founder and Chief Sustainability Champion of Sustainability Advantage, is a leading expert on quantifying the business value of sustainability strategies and a dedicated BCORP advocate, prioritizing both people and planet.

Building

The Principles of Connected Designs

With a long-standing history serving sustainability outcomes Cox Architecture is seeking to maintain the livability of cities amidst rising temperatures and extreme weather. Join in the conversation as Dr Matthias Irger unpacks the factors that drive urban heat and create heat islands at a localized level.

Building

Nature's Hidden Steel

Markus Roselieb/Architect and Principal, Chang Mai Life Architecture. Join in the conversation as award-winning architect and bamboo enthusiast, Markus Roselieb, delves into the incredible world of bamboo.

Building

The Art of the Possible

Hollie Hynes, General Manager of Sustainability and Environment and Georgina North, Head of Technology and Innovation at Laing O’Rourke join Vinzero Think.Future to share their expertise and insights into the art of what’s possible in leading innovation and excellence in construction and engineering.

Building

A Vision for Circularity

Catriona Brady is the Director of Strategy and Development at the World Green Building Council and manages global programmes for the World Green Building Council network, consisting of 77 national member councils who represent a combined network of 46,000 member organisations.

Building

A Sustainable Transition

Sustainable Fund Australia is a profit for purpose company helping Australian business fund sustainability initiatives utilizing their council rates as a payment gateway.

Building

Designing for Net Zero

The population across India is growing at a rapid pace, and with this comes an appreciation for the shortage of precious resources.

Building

Bee is for Built Environment

Hassell are calling for a new state of togetherness centred around reconnecting people, reviving culture, and reinventing cities for a more sustainable and inclusive future.

Building

Future's Thinking for Precincts Design

Anne Kovachevich is a Foresight Practitioner and seasoned Sustainability Practitioner and leads the sustainable development of buildings and precincts at Mott MacDonald.

Building

Building back better

The transition to a sustainable real asset investment sector is imperative. GRESB are driving this transition by providing the industry, property companies, fund managers and infrastructure companies with the data insight and tools needed to make better decisions for their investors and shareholders.

Building

Revitalizing the Built Environment

NYC architect, Esther Sperber founded Studio ST Architects in 2003 to focus on sustainable, innovative and responsible design. Combining leading technologies with evolving environmentally friendly design and production methods to revitalise our Built Environment.

Building

Engineering the future

Romilly Madew AO FTSE HonFIEAustis Engineers Australia Chief Executive Officer and has a remarkable track record in shaping the Built Environment landscape.

Building

A mine waste revolution

Karen Chovan is a tailings risk and impact management specialist, and CEO of Enviro Integration Strategies Inc. A geological engineer with 25 years of experience in mine waste management, Karen is deeply passionate about fostering collaboration between mine operators, their suppliers, and the communities in which they operate.

Building

The journey beyond carbon neutral

In 1994 Interface founded its mission zero initiative with a goal to reduce the company's environmental impacts to 0 by 2020 over the last 29 years achieving a 76% reduction in carbon footprint for its products. Today the goal is to move beyond mission zero to becoming a restorative enterprise and to be carbon negative by 2040.

Building

A value based framework for our City Shapers

Jorge Chapa, Chief Impact Officer at Green Building Council of Australia shares his views on the change in mindset required to achieve Circularity for the Built Environment and the importance of it for our future.

Building

The Foundation for Society

Using Calix’s novel process enhancement technology to deliver a step change in the cost, and efficiency of capturing CO₂ emissions, for the cement and lime industries, Dan Rennie, CEO of Leilac spearheaded the development and coordination of the first and second Leilac projects.

Building

Building for the Future

With the MENA region heating up at twice the rate addressing the resilience of the Built Environment is imperative. Leading the charge to accelerate the collaboration required to do just this is architect Amira Ayoub, Head of MENA programmes at World Green Building Council.

Building

Connected Design

Join in to hear Amy Marks, Queen of Prefab, as she paints a vision for a more modern, connected and insightful environment where people can be more predictive, and less reactive.

Building

Building for People and Planet

Ryan Roberts is the Head of Sustainable Construction for the Holcim group based in Switzerland. With extensive experience across the construction industry, Ryan is passionate about the Built Environment and its ability to enhance the lives of people.

Building

Design for Health with Passive House

More than creating a pathway to highly efficient buildings passive house design is providing a viable and positive environment for inhabitants that are sensitive to external environmental factors.

Building

Bringing Back Nature

In this episode Ninotschka Titchkosky, CEO, BVN Architecture, shares her passion for sustainable and creative architecture and its application for Australia's Atlassian headquarters project.

Building

Maximizing the Lifecycle for Glass

Bertrand Cazes is the Secretary General of Glass for Europe, the trade association for Europe’s flat glass sector. With over 10 years at the helm of Glass for Europe, Bertrand has a strong insider knowledge of the flat glass manufacturing and glazing sector in Europe and a unique overview over the challenges faced by the building and automotive glass industry.

Building

Supporting a World Without Waste

Sims Metal, and each of its business divisions, play an integral role in the circular economy by making resources available for future use.

Building

Financing Renewables to Decarbonize the Grid

Business Renewables Centre Australia (BRCA) is revolutionizing the way corporate Australia invests in renewable energy.

Building

Mission Zero

Lendease's ambitious science based emission reduction targets have been described as industry leading.

Building

Innovating the Built Environment from the Ground Up

In this special episode of the VinZero Think Future Podcast we turn to India where two Entreprenurial companies are revolutionizing our Built Environment from the ground up.

Building

Radical Collaboration and Decarbonization

Join in the conversation as we explore how a systems thinking approach can support the radical collaboration required to drive decarbonization in the material supply chain for our Built Environment.

Building

Shaping a better world

After 41 years as Arup and as an Arup fellow Tristram Carfrae has devoted his life to the built environment. Join in the conversation as we talk through the criticality of whole life carbon assessment in understanding the consequences of our design and construct for buildings and infrastructure.

Building

A sustainable framework for the future

Matt De Jongh demystifies deforestation and regeneration proving the value of timber for the built environment as the most sustainable, circular building material for the future.

Building

Building resilience for business

The engineering and construction industry is at a tipping point: How can we foster long-term growth in uncertain times? How do we navigate technology-driven disruption and meet the challenge of net zero emissions?

Building

Decarbonizing heavy industry

Jen Carson, Head of Industry at Climate Group, takes us through Climate Groups Zero Steel and Zero Concrete initiatives to demonstrate how they are working with ambitious and progressive businesses and partners from around the world to drive decarbonization for these critical building materials.

Building

Rethinking the foundations of our Built Environment

As a critical building material for our Built Environment concrete makes up for some 8% of global emissions.

Building

Combining beautiful aesthetics with thermal comfort

Serge Ferrari has a mission to act now to build a better tomorrow. For nearly 50 years, they have been designing, developing, and manufacturing innovative composite fabrics for light architectural and exterior landscaping applications.

Building

Achieving efficiencies through technology and changing the way we see paint

In this 2 part episode we hear first from Lisa Stine. Leveraging a degree in Civil Engineering and a love of technology to improve the sustainability of construction, Lisa Stine leads the marketing efforts for Autodesk and its partners.

Building

What our buildings exhale as emissions we inhale as humans

Join Jack Noonan Vice President APAC for the International Well Building Institute as we explore the changing definition of both High-Performance Buildings and Sustainability, and the key to measuring this for the benefit of owner, tenants and communities as a whole.

Building

Technologies and approaches reshaping the built environment

Join Brian Skripac, Director of Virtual Design and Construction, for Design Build Institute of America as we explore the power of combining BIM with virtual design and construction to increase project profitability and support sustainability, and as we consider some of the game changing technologies that are reshaping design, construction, and asset management across the built environment.

Building

Achieving total decarbonisation for the built environment

There are currently 255 billion square metres of buildings existing in the world, and a city the size of Paris is constructed every week.

Building

Investor sentiment has changed towards buildings

Recent investor research covering 5.7 trillion of assets under management demonstrates a significant change in investor sentiment and points to the impact, the design and physical attributes of a building can have on its financial performance.

Building

Investor sentiment has changed towards buildings

Recent investor research covering 5.7 trillion of assets under management demonstrates a significant change in investor sentiment and points to the impact, the design and physical attributes of a building can have on its financial performance.

Building

Transforming buildings and how they are designed, built and operated

Ben Evans, Federal Legislative Director for the US Green Building Council shares his insights into why the green building movement is critical to mitigating the climate crisis, the increasing demand from investors and consumers and the importance of green building affordability and equity for all.

Building

Why Buildings Matter for economy, for climate and for social well-being

Based in Washington, D.C. the Institute for Market Transformation (IMT) leverages its expertise in the intersection of real estate and public policy to make buildings more productive, affordable, valuable, and resilient.

Building

The role of wood and mass timber for sustainable construction

As the building industry comes under scrutiny for its contribution to carbon emissions turning to natural resources is providing a sustainable solution for the built environment.

Building

Health and Well Being the greatest driver of productivity

We spend 90% of our lives inside buildings. Our places, and spaces, have a greater bearing on our state of health than our access to healthcare, our lifestyle, our behaviours, and our genetics combined.

Building

Digitalization's role in supporting net zero

Paul Laycock spent time with Eugene Bible host of This Sustainable Life; Solve through Nature podcast series, sharing his thoughts on how digitalization supports sustainable building practices and the importance of connecting data through the building lifecycle to reduce waste and step towards net zero.

Building

Adapting technology to reduce construction waste with Matt Fern

Join VinZero and Matt Fern, National Digital Engineering Manager for Stowe, one of Australia's largest electrical and communications contractors, as we explore the role of technology adoption in driving sustainable outcomes across all built environments, and share his thoughts and excitement for the emerging and game changing technologies ahead.

Building

Technology drives efficiency and sustainability for Hermanson

An early introduction to 3D technology in the design process for fabrication has led to Matt's passion for technology adoption across mechanical system design.

Building

Think Future: Building for Resilience in the face of climate change with Ryan Colker

With a lifelong passion for the environment, and an interest and curiosity for the world around us, Ryan has spent his working life looking for opportunities to influence and improve the world in which we live.