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100 Climate Conversations: Jeremy McLeod Carbon Neutral Buildings

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As founding director of architecture and design firm Breathe, architect Jeremy McLeod leads a new methodology for designing and delivering carbon neutral buildings. Breathe is Australia’s most awarded sustainable architecture and design firm, committed to demonstrating opportunities for decarbonising the built environment.

Jeremy McLeod in conversation with journalist Benjamin Law, recorded live at Powerhouse Ultimo as part of 100 Climate Conversations. Entry is free, but bookings are essential as places are limited.

As Australia’s most ambitious climate-focused cultural project, 100 Climate Conversations aims to inspire action by presenting an evidence-based and empowering vision of the future. The program showcases 100 visionary Australians taking effective action to address the most critical issue of our time: climate change.


Jeremy McLeod is founding director of Breathe, a Melbourne-based firm with a reputation for delivering high quality design and sustainable architecture for all scale projects. Breathe focuses on sustainable urbanisation and advocates for the delivery of more affordable urban housing to Melburnians. The firm instigated The Commons housing project in Brunswick, which was completed in 2014 and was a testbed for Nightingale Housing, a not-for-profit organisation’s apartment building that is socially, financially and environmentally sustainable.

Benjamin Law writes books, TV screenplays, columns, essays and feature journalism. His work has appeared in The Monthly, Frankie, Good Weekend, The Guardian and The Australian Financial Review. His books include The Family Law (2010, Black Inc) and Gaysia: Adventures in the Queer East (2012, Black Inc) — both nominated for Australian Book Industry Awards. Law authored a 2017 Quarterly Essay, Moral Panic 101: Equality, Acceptance and the Safe Schools Scandal, and edited the anthology Growing Up Queer in Australia (2019, Black Inc). He speaks out on the topics of diversity, equality, journalism and more.



On Gadigal land

Powerhouse Ultimo
500 Harris St
Ultimo NSW 2007


Free, bookings required

15 September 2023

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Doors open at 9.15am for a 9.30am start. No late admittance.


We encourage visitors with accessibility requirements to contact us via or (02) 9217 0222 for help in planning your visit. We accept Companion Cards.

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