Zero Energy Mass Custom Home Network
Zero Energy Mass Custom Home (ZEMCH) aims to tackle issues arising in the delivery of socially, economically and environmentally sustainable built environments in developed and developing countries, which accommodate people with different socio-economic backgrounds that relate to ages and abilities. ZEMCH Network was established in 2010 after a number of international industry-academia collaborative study tours were organised in order to observe the state-of-the-art production and sales facilities of leading low to zero energy or carbon dioxide emission sustainable housing manufacturers in Japan, which also practise inclusive design.
ZEMCH Network consists of 667 global partners from academia, industry and government based in over 45 countries.
Expanding to recently include international workshops and conferences, The university of Melbourne are proud to host these events on campus in Parkville in 2018.
ZEMCH Network was established with the aim to enhance industry-academia R&D collaborations on the delivery of zero energy mass custom homes in developed and developing countries. Therefore, anyone who is related to construction business and research is welcome to join the network with no annual fees. For more information and membership registration, please vist the ZEMCH website.
We would like to welcome you to the ZEMCH 2018 International Conference which will be hosted by the Melbourne School of Design, The University of Melbourne, Australia.
ZEMCH is an acronym of Zero Energy Mass Custom Home aiming to tackle issues arising in the delivery of socially, economically and environmentally sustainable built environments in developed and developing countries, which accommodate people with different socio-economic backgrounds that relate to ages and abilities.
Topic areas within the conference are diverse, including social, environmental and economic sustainability, mass customisation and personalisation, renewable energy and technology, housing and prefabrication, building performance evaluation and simulation, green economy and policies.
There will be an opportunity to tour the Burnley Campus (13 hectares of stunning heritage-listed gardens) and the Melbourne School of Design Building (6 Green Star rated educational facility).
This website will provide information and updates leading up to the conference, so please continue to refer back here for announcements. We look forward to hosting you in Melbourne, Australia and at the Melbourne School of Design at The University of Melbourne.
ZEMCH will gladly host several high profile and well regarded key note speakers to present and the 2018 conference. Find out more.View
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View the schedule for the four days of the Conference. More details will follow closer to the Conference startingView
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From welcome sessions to gala dinners, we have plenty of opportunities for you to meet and mingle with other conference delegatesView
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The University of Melbourne
T: +61 3 9035 6419
Student $700 AU
Industry $900 AU
Student $800 AU
Industry $1000 AU
The ZEMCH workshop is an intensive 5-day program that encompasses a series of lectures on zero energy mass custom home (ZEMCH) design and function analysis techniques, as well as hands-on trainings of energy and environmental design simulation tools for implementation during the workshop.
Designed to be a pre-curser and soft introduction to the ZEMCH 2018 conference, the ZEMCH Sustainable Design Workshop will consist of:
- Knowledge transfer activities;
- Design demonstration site visit and function analysis;
- Design code and housing prototype development;
- Energy and environmental design simulation and mass custom design development; and
- Data collation and presentation.
Workshop places are strictly limited to allow for knowledge sharing and networking, a sample schedule can be viewed below with final schedules available closer to delivery.
Please visit the Conference Registrations page to view and take advantage of this offer.
ZEMCH Experience Design Workshop Schedule
|9:00 – 10:20||10:40 – 12:00||13:00 – 14:50||15:10 – 17:00|
|Lecture on ZEMCH Overview||Lecture on Environmental Experience Design||Energy Simulation Training||Environmental Design Simulation Training|
|Project Site Briefing||Project Site Visit and Analysis||Function Analysis Group Exercise I||Function Analysis Group Exercise II|
|Function Analysis Group Exercise III||Project Code Development||Housing Prototype Development I||Housing Prototype Development II|
|Energy and Environmental Design Simulation||Mass Custom Design Demonstration||Design Finalisation I||Design Finalisation II|
Material Completion I
Material Completion II
|Final Group Presentation I||Final Group Presentation II|
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