Banyule 2018

When:

Sunday 3rd June 2018

Time:

1:00 - 3:00pm

Where:

Banyule Council, Community Meeting Room, Level 4, 1 Flintoff St, Greensborough
Sponsored by Banyule City Council

The ATA is happy to present Speed Date a Sustainability Expert in partnership with Banyule City Council. Join us for a fun and informative day where you will receive free personalised advice from leading sustainable architects, designers and sustainability experts.

Bookings are essential for this free event. Please register and select which experts you would like to date by clicking on the ‘Register Now’ button below or email speed.dating@ata.org.au if you have any queries about this event. 

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The Sustainability Experts

  • 3ARK

    3ARK is about “Comfort for people + Efficiency for buildings”.
    We do this by:

    Advising on how to design and build airtight buildings,

    Performing verification test of building envelope performance,

    Identifying excessive air-leakage locations so that remedial action can be taken.

    3ARK has assessors accredited to use the Victorian Residential Efficiency Scorecard. In a similar manner to the Star Ratings of new homes, the Scorecard uses information about a home to provide a Star Rating of building shell, and a representation of the running cost of fixed appliances in the home. It provides a guide for improvements to raise efficiency and cost effectively. 3ARK has delivered over 240 Scorecard assessments in Victoria.

  • Andrew Rosier – EcoCraft

    The Ecocraft team bring a wealth of experience in carpentry and building and a passion for ecologically responsible craftsmanship. We have sourced quality products and refined our techniques to improve the comfort and energy efficiency of your home.

    Ecocraft specialise in home renovations including full thermal shell upgrades + bathroom, kitchen and laundry renovations. We also specialise in outdoor timber structures including decks, pergolas and shading systems.

    Our Company Director Andrew Rosier is a Registered Building Practitioner and a member of the Master Builders Association of Victoria.

    Sorry, this expert is fully booked, you may register your interest on the waiting list.

  • Baker Drofenik Architects

    Baker Drofenik Architects is a design oriented architectural practice specialising in residential architecture, and committed to producing contemporary environments through the adoption of innovative building technologies, informed building and site planning and sustainable material choices.

    Sorry, FULLY BOOKED FOR BANYULE 2020 – Waiting List only

  • Beyond Shelter

    Carmel is a long-standing educator and multi-disciplined designer with a broad range of experience in sustainable urban gardens. She consults and designs for private clients, has co-designed an award-winning sustainable community garden and recently completed two courses – Environmental Education and Complete Urban Farming – at the renown, multi-award winning CERES Environment Park. Her particular interest and expertise is in the use of repurposed materials, water-efficient gardens, permaculture design principles, small exterior spaces and vertical gardens.

    Fully booked for Banyule 2018

  • Chris Johnson – EcoMad

    Chris Johnson is a sustainability consultant, energy auditor and managing director of EcoMad. He specializes in energy efficiency for the built environment including energy audits (1000+), building plan reviews, and product supply. In addition to this, he is the co-owner of Draught Busters which specializes in the installation of energy efficiency measures including draught proofing and insulation.

     

  • EnviroGroup – Reahan Martin

    One of EnviroGroup’s solar and battery specialists. He has been working in renewable energy for over four years and has experience in residential, commercial and off-grid solar design.  Reahan can help you accurately size and design the right solar/battery system to get the best energy and financial results for your home or business.

    EnviroGroup is a leading solar power and renewable energy supplier in Victoria. An approved CEC retailer, EnviroGroup has been providing Victoria with renewable energy solutions since 2008 and has won awards for both large commercial and residential solar projects.

    Specialising in the installation of systems such as solar power, heat pump hot water, heating /cooling, LED lighting and cutting edge technologies including the Tesla Powerwall and Reposit.  

    Fully booked for Banyule 2018

  • Graeme Ambrose – EcoDecisions

    Graeme is one of three accredited Energy Auditors in Australia under the Schneider Electric EcoXpert programme.  A qualified auditor for ISO14001 (Environmental Management Systems) he holds a Diploma of Sustainability, Diploma of Management, Certificate IV in Renewable Energy, Training and Assessment and Home Sustainability Assessment.

    Graeme is passionate about showing people how to reduce their energy bills.  Specialising in energy auditing, energy efficient building design and commercial and domestic LED lighting plans and solutions.

    Graeme is an H.I.A. training consultant, developing courses in Energy Efficient Building Design and Sustainable Construction.  He taught Sustainability and Environmental Management Systems at Swinburne University, is a pilot facilitator for the SECCA Sustainable Homes Program and teaches renewable energy in China.  In 2005 he designed a multi-award winning, energy efficient house for his East Gippsland property.

  • Green Design Solutions

    Green Design Solutions focuses on bringing together Sustainable and Livable Design Solutions for clients and for all stages of life. Janine has extensive experience in environmental housing and sustainable building technology and compliments this with a passion for healthy, smaller homes. She holds a Masters in Environment and Planning and a Degree in Environmental Management, teaches Thermally Efficient Housing at RMIT and is a Livable Housing Assessor. Janine is the author of the eBook ‘Creating a Home for Life’

  • Greenly – John Hassall

    John Hassall has plenty of experience designing, planting and maintaining green roofs and walls, but can answer all of your garden design questions. John’s background in waste management sparked his interest in green roofs and walls because they typify modern society’s ability to overlook or waste valuable spaces.

    John has experience in both building and landscape management and the combination provides him with knowledge that is crucial for designing and managing green roofs and walls.

    John enjoys discussing all things environmental sustainability, particularly biodiversity, waste reduction, and urban agriculture. He enjoys sharing his own gardening experiences, both on the ground and on the roof.

  • Leah Reynolds – Architect

    Becoming a sole practitioner in 2014 after more than 16 years industry experience, as an Architect and permaculture designer, I look to follow my passion as an advocate for the environment. This is by moving towards reducing our reliance on energy intensive materials and changing behaviours. Everyone has their own measure of what sustainability means to them. Small change can make great cultural shifts. Considering breathable materials, edible landscapes and integrating the natural environment within your home home, can significantly reduce energy consumption and provide healthier living spaces. This might translate to smaller more efficient buildings using passive design principals, using no VOC or low VOC building products or better storage arrangements for preserving, buying bulk or processing garden food.

    Fully booked for Banyule 2018

  • Lucinda Flynn – Going Green Solutions

    Lucinda is passionate about sustainability in every aspect of her life. As well as co-founding the Eco-lifestyle shop Going Green Solutions more than 10 years ago, she is a fully trained Energy Assessor with a Cert IV in Home Energy Assessing from Swinburne, and an accredited Victorian Residential Energy Scorecard (VRES) Assessor. VRES assessments give homes energy efficiency star ratings. She has presented on a wide range of sustainability topics, from being a Workshop Leader for the Dept of Small Business and Innovation small business program, to teaching children about sustainability at Edendale Environment Farm. Lucinda is particularly interested in educating people about the many simple, low cost ways they can reduce their energy use and bills in the home. Further interests cover green purchasing (for schools or organisations), waste management, permaculture, living a more sustainable lifestyle, and she has a huge amount of knowledge about eco-friendly product alternatives on the market today.

  • Marc Dixon Architect

    Marc Dixon Architect was established in Melbourne in 1998 by Marc Dixon.

    We seek out site opportunities and constraints to inform us about design solutions. These decisions are based primarily on passive solar technique.  Construction methods and budgets play a role in the final selection of materials and finishes. And these methods assist to inform us on what is a building with an Australian sensibility.

  • Marie Carrel – Planet Architecture

    Marie is the Director of Planet Architecture as well as a member of the Building Designers Association of Victoria and is also a registered building professional.

    Marie pays special attention to integrating ESD (Environmentally Sustainable Development) with high functionality and stylish aesthetics in her work and has thorough knowledge of the environmental value of building materials.

    Marie’s vision is to deliver sustainable design and information services widely to accelerate the rate of change towards sustainability.

    Planet Architecture specialise in the design of new green homes, extensions and renovations, with particular attention to high functionality, passive solar design, carbon footprint, conservation and non-toxicity.

    Dates with this expert are now fully booked for this event. 

  • Positive Charge – MEFL

    In her role Lucy delivers information workshops to many different groups, including council staff, the broader community, schools and culturally and linguistically diverse groups. She also develops content for a wide variety of uses and is acutely aware of the nuanced ways that we can communicate with others on climate change, as well as the actions required to help mitigate the effects of climate change and adapt to the impacts already affecting our daily lives.

    Lucy joined MEFL as a community engagement officer in 2011 and has been part of the Positive Charge team since the program launched in 2013.

    Fully booked for Banyule 2018

  • Renew – Michael O’Connell

    Michael O’Connell is a Renew technical specialist with a long history in public education and presentation around sustainable living topics.

    Michael has over 25 years’ experience in the Telecommunications, IT, Construction and Renewable Energy industries. He is a past president of the Renew and runs a design and energy management consultancy business with a focus on sustainable development.

    Michael designed and built his own house using passive solar design principles together with solar power and integrated permaculture garden.

    Dates with this expert are fully booked for this event. 

  • renew/ATA – John Knox

    John joined ATA as a Technical Specialist in 2008. He has presented talks to many audiences and offers advice to members on water efficiency, energy efficiency and technology for a sustainable future. Passionate about sustainability, in 2010 he rode around Australia on his bicycle educating people about home energy efficiency and climate change. John can provide hands on information on how to reduce your water usage in your home.

    Fully booked for Banyule 2018

  • Simone Schenkel – Gruen Eco Design

    Gruen Eco Design are passionate about sustainable design, believing that it is something that can and must be affordable for everyone. For Gruen Eco Design it’s important that sustainability is integrated naturally throughout the whole design process, rather than designing something and trying to make it sustainable later. 

    Simone Schenkel is a Certified Passive House Designer, and owner at Gruen Eco Design. Thanks to her architectural studies in Germany, an essential part of her education was based on sustainability as well as passive house design.

    Gruen Eco Design are really proud of their 9.4 star self sufficient home in Smith Gully, which was built on a restricted budget yet achieves all the sustainable and energy efficient features the clients were aiming for.

    This expert is booked for this session.  You may still select to go on the waiting list in case of cancellation.

  • Small Spaces

    Kate started dabbling in gardens and design over 20 years ago, working on her own small space, a very long narrow south west courtyard.  It was such a challenge that it inspired a career change into horticulture. Kate knows small spaces inside and out, she knows how to make a garden look good and function.  Small spaces need to work hard to pack everything in, and she knows how to achieve it.

    Her designs incorporate local indigenous plants, Australian natives, and exotics.   She likes her client’s individual tastes to dictate the direction of the garden and then use the most appropriate plants and materials to achieve the end result.  Sustainable practices are threaded through the whole process, from soil preparation, use of local materials, planting, efficient irrigation, and, recycling.

  • Smart Water Shop – Gary Andrews

    Since 1988 Gary Andrews has been working with Smart Water to supply water solutions to households, businesses, sporting clubs and government organisations all over Victoria. Smart Water Corporation specialise in the design, supply and installation of water efficient irrigation systems, rainwater harvesting and recycling systems, water pumps, drought tolerant lawns and many other water efficient products and services.

    Gary is passionate about water efficiency and conducts many training sessions to students, clients, industry peers, and speaks to groups from allied industries across Melbourne. 

    Sorry, FULLY BOOKED FOR BANYULE 2020 – Waiting List only

  • Sustainable Homes Melbourne – Michael Burns

    Sustainable Homes Melbourne aspires to be your one stop shop for sustainable residential construction offering design, construction, consultation and more. The concept was inspired from years of overseas travel observing common practice around the world. On hand will be Michael Burns who has been in the construction industry since 2001, is a qualified carpenter and registered builder. Michael is driven to impact the construction industry in Australia while lowering the impact we are having on the environment.