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Tuesday 4th August 2015




Altona Meadows Library, Central Square Shopping Centre, 2 Newham Way, Altona Meadows
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The Sustainability Experts

  • ATA – Andrew Reddaway


    Andrew Reddaway is a solar expert at the ATA with experience in advising households about how to select the optimal system for their needs or optimising their current system performance. Andrew designed and developed the ATA’s Sunulator program and has delivered training courses and presentations to a variety of organisations. Prior to joining the ATA, Andrew worked at the Australian Energy Market Operator where he developed the organisation’s first forecast of rooftop solar generation for the National Electricity Market. Andrew also has hand-on experience designing and installing small off-grid solar solutions.


  • ATA – John Knox

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    John joined ATA as a Technical Specialist in 2008. He has presented talks to many audiences and offers advice to members on 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.

  • ATA – Richard Keech

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    Richard Keech is an experienced engineer who works as an energy consultant and has industry experience with renewable energy and energy efficiency.  He was a lead author of BZE’s Buildings Plan and is a regular contributor to ATA’s ReNew magazine on matters related to sustainable building technology.  Richard lives in Essendon with his family in their zero-carbon home.

    Sorry, fully booked for Brimbank 2016

  • Buildings in Transition

    Buildings in Transition is a specialist Environmentally Sustainable Design (ESD) consultancy that provides support to organisations around Australia to develop sustainable living solutions.

    We have the skills, experience and ability to incorporate social, environmental and financial knowledge into our projects to ensure that your buildings achieve high-levels of comfort and resource efficiency.

  • Edible Eden Design

    Edible Eden Design

    Karen Sutherland is a horticulturalist with over 25 years’ experience working as a sustainable designer and landscaper. She has specialised in edible gardening for the last five years, after a lifetime of growing her own food. Her edible home garden has been featured on TV and in various publications and is part of Open Gardens Australia in March 2014. She works designing and teaching about edible and sustainable gardening.

  • F2 Design


    F2 Design Principal, Tim Adams, is a building designer specialising in high performance houses which aim to combine environmental sensitivity with admirable architecture. Tim is regularly requested to make presentations to public forums on sustainable design. As BDAV president, Tim introduced the 10 Star Challenge; F2 Design was Joint Winner of the Challenge in 2012 and finalist in 2013 and 2014.  The House with No Bills, Tim’s own house, was the cover feature of Renew 120, an experience that has now flowed through to an influx of requests for off-grid houses.

  • GLOW Design Group

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    GLOW Design Group specialises in energy efficient homes that are functional and beautiful. The GLOW-designed and documented “700 haus” collected good publicity and sustainability award recognition. Lead designer Tim Ellis is a registered designer with the BDAV. Good design is of utmost importance: high thermal efficiency not only helps save the environment, it saves on ongoing costs by using energy wisely.

  • habitech systems

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    Habitech is an Australian modular design and building system that creates modern, super strong and highly insulated homes. Offering full design flexibility, Habitech’s homes are not only much faster to build, but offer a much more sustainable solution to creating a high-performance housing. Habitech’s design manager, Vivian Faithfull, is a UK trained graduate architect with 18 years experience in London- UK, Dalmacija- Croatia, Indonesia, Western Australia, South Africa and Canada. Projects have spanned the residential, commercial and education sectors as well as marine construction in his adventurous exploration of Indonesia on his hand-built yacht. Born in the US as a British national, Viv has travelled and worked in a variety of fields before settling in Melbourne in Seddon.

  • Positive Footprints


    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.

  • Small Spaces


    Small Spaces has been designing gardens since 1997. Kathy Smalley has studied horticulture at both NMIT and Burnley College and she teaches designing gardens for small spaces at CAE in Melbourne.

    Small Spaces offers a full design service taking your project from the initial consultation right through to project management, and maintenance. Our designs are one off’s, developed to cater for each individual client’s requirements and budget.

    Sorry, fully booked for Stonnington 2016

  • sustain + able consulting


    “The path to sustainability is paved with needs not wants. In housing ourselves this thinking leads to smaller, healthier, more efficient, more comfortable and more affordable homes. This is what I help my clients achieve.” – Malcolm Wilkie

  • Sustainable Homes Melbourne

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    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 managing director Simon Clark who has completed the Diploma for Green Deal Home Energy Assessment in the United Kingdom, is a recognized GreenSmart Professional and more recently has been appointed to the Committee of the Australian Passive House Association.

  • Tim Angus Architect


    Tim Angus is a registered architect in both Australia + England with 20 years experience. He is passionate about designing and delivering beautiful + sustainable architecture based on an expert knowledge of passive building design.  Tim completed a master of sustainable practice at rmit in 2012 and is a regular public speaker and writer on sustainability in architecture.  He also has a keen interest in biomimicry.