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.
AEES Group are a leading end to end energy management company with a focus on solutions which reduce costs, curb carbon emissions and meet regulatory requirements. All projects are custom-designed and utilise our proprietary Cost Benefit Analysis capability together with digital Smart meter data. AEES specialise in renewable energy generation technologies. We install, monitor, and maintain the renewable energy generation systems we design – guaranteeing energy management goals continue to be met for our clients, into the future.
Bayside City Council Statutory Planner
A Bayside City Council Statutory Planner will be attending the event to provide advice on your plans, whether these are a simple alteration to an existing property or building a new dwelling. The planner can help with the application process, provide you with the relevant forms & fees (if applicable) and provide guidance on creating a landscape plan if your plans to build, renovate or develop are likely to impact upon existing trees/vegetation. The planner is also available to advise you on the policies and regulations around heritage listed buildings/properties within the heritage overlay.
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.
EnviroGroup has been in business for 15 years and has installed over seven thousand residential and commercial solar power and battery systems over that time.
EnviroGroup specialises 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. They run free seminars and events for the public on ‘solar power and batteries for beginners’.
Field Design Studio
Field Design Studio was born out of the belief that sustainable architecture can and should be beautiful. That energy efficient houses are not only smart and functional but also bright and comfortable. FDS specialise in the design of sustainable homes and renovations. We see every project as an opportunity to make a significant contribution to the betterment of the environment and the owners’ lifestyle. We like to work closely with our clients and Builders to ensure the best outcome.
Gaia Construction specialises in bespoke homes and renovations and is committed to providing its clients with informed and practical advice on sustainable materials and options for improving energy efficiency. Managing Director Jeremy Gates has a long work history in the European market and has been a registered building practitioner in Victoria since 2012. He is a member of the Master Builders Association Victoria and is a Green Living Builder. Combining in-depth knowledge of current Australian standards and practices with experience in leading edge European methods and materials now emerging in Australia, Jeremy brings a unique set of skills and perspectives to every project. Jeremy is assisted by his wife Sue, an environmental lawyer with a keen interest in sustainable building.
Green Moves Australia
Green Moves Australia principal Danielle King is a Sustainability Consultant and trainer. She holds a Diploma of Sustainability and is an Accredited Sustainability Assessor with the BDAV. Danielle consults on energy efficiency projects, and has run energy efficiency programs for local Councils and the HIA GreenSmart Professional builder program. She is passionate about improving our environment and understands the challenges of being efficient whilst maintaining financial common sense.
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. He 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 whose beauty lasts. 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.
Gruen Eco Design
We at Gruen Eco Design are passionate about sustainable design, because we believe sustainable design can and must be affordable for everyone and as a matter of course should be integrated naturally throughout the whole design process, rather than designing something and trying to make it sustainable later. We are really proud of our 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.
Simone Schenkel is the 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.
Planet Architecture specialises 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. Standard design rates apply and design consultations are available.
Positive Footprints designs and builds homes that tread lightly on our planet. We can also provide consultation and advice for existing plans, and advice on sustainable materials and leading-edge technology. Make your Footprint Positive. Specialities: major renovations; new builds; thermal performance.