Marrickville

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When:

Saturday 19th March 2016

Time:

2.00-4.30pm

Where:

Petersham Town Hall, 107 Crystal St, Petersham NSW
Sponsored by Marrickville Council

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

This event is now fully booked. We apologise to those who missed out; please sign up for our ebulletin to hear about future speed dating opportunities in your area.

The Sustainability Experts

  • Anderson Architecture

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    Anderson Architecture is a small firm specialising in projects from inner city terraces up to new homes. We are passionate about sustainability with architectural integrity and offer over twenty years experience coupled with the use of technology such as thermal modelling and 3D imaging programs. This enables us to offer clients holistic solutions, empowering them to decide what’s best for their situation. We work with the clients brief in a collaborative approach to produce human, comfortable, contemporary environments that greatly reduce impacts on our environment.

    Sorry, fully booked for SEE Sustainable Experience Sydney 2016

  • Archology

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    Archology aims to approach the design of the home as a physical element within a living ecosystem. The business was set up by Terry Bail, an architect with a background in science and permaculture. These skills are used to approach the design process with the client, using landscape as much as possible to work with the house as an integrated living system whether this be for energy conservation, water collection or food production. Many of the projects incorporate elements that have either been recycled or repurposed to give each project a richness that helps to create unique personal environments that will reflect the owners’ own personalities.

  • Autonomous Energy

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    Autonomous Energy is a leading supplier of high quality residential solar power systems installed by our own experienced installation teams. We take care to install the panels in the location and configuration that will maximise the energy output. The extra time taken to do the little things well make a big difference in the long run. Bir Riar and Eric Allas are experienced solar energy consultants and are passionate about thinking globally and acting locally. They can advise on system sizing, placement, battery storage and off-grid options.

    Sorry, fully booked for Randwick Solar 2016

  • Day Bukh Architects

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    Day Bukh Architects are deeply interested in designing ecological and sustainable buildings for the Australian context. Our ecological concerns extend beyond reducing energy use to include social sustainability. This involves designing buildings that last by using environmentally friendly materials that withstand the harsh Australian environment, and also designing buildings that can be adapted for re-use, thus ensuring longevity.

  • Ecological Design

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    Ecological Design provides independent sustainable building design advice to both architects and home owners. We are experts in rainwater harvesting and stormwater drainage design as well as thermal performance and energy efficiency assessment. We quantify the benefits of optimised building design allowing our clients to make the best decisions.

  • EcoSphere Design

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    From Sydney to Byron Bay, multi-award winning EcoSphere Design creates contemporary building design with a passion for architecture and an environmental conscience. In creating spaces that give joy and sanctuary, our process seeks to harmonise all the aspects of the client’s brief to the site, the seasons, aesthetics and budget. Big or small, each project has its own ‘blue sky’ moment of design clarity, waiting to be discovered.

  • Envirotecture

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    Envirotecture designs elegant and affordable homes that work well, feel good, and are culturally appropriate – and reduce their ecological cost toward zero. We have over 35 years experience in sustainable design, combining traditional and organic sustainability with proven and emerging technologies.

    Envirotecture has received numerous peer design awards, community and sustainability awards.

    Sorry, fully booked for SEE Sustainable Experience Sydney 2016

  • G.E. Hunt Architect

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    Graham Hunt is a sole practitioner working throughout Sydney and beyond who uses his extensive experience in sustainable design to create stimulating, healthy, resource-efficient buildings holistically conceived. Graham designed and built his first passive solar home in 1983 and is highly respected throughout the industry for his expertise in optimising thermal comfort. With a realistic pragmatic approach cost effective design solutions full of delight evolve through deep consultation with clients and after detailed site evaluation.

    Sorry, fully booked for Ku-ring-gai 2016

  • Gavin Gilchrist – Gav’s House and Garden

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    Gav’s House and Garden is an inner-city home handyman service with a difference. Proprietor Gavin Gilchrist does all the usual handyman services  – household clean-up, gardening, painting, minor carpentry and fixing stuff – but he also brings 20 years’ experience in clean energy so he can also give you advice on LED lighting, hot water, insulation and solar PV. He can give you advice on going green, then help make it happen.

    Sorry, fully booked for Randwick Solar 2016

  • Global Sustainable Energy Solutions

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    GSES is an engineering consultancy, specialising in photovoltaic system design, training, industry publications and PV system compliance and audits. GSES is Australia’s leading trainer of electricians in the design and installation of grid-connected PV systems and battery storage systems. GSES actively partners with government, private enterprise, communities and individuals both locally and globally in the delivery of feasibility studies, independent PV system inspections, and PV system design work. Ms Winnie Fu holds a BEng (PV) from UNSW and has worked with GSES since 2013 as a Project Engineer.

  • Growing Well Eco Gardens

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    Horticulturalist and designer David Stenford has been in the landscape industry for over 15 years and has achieved high quality results on small space projects to high-end commercial work. David can guide a garden plan from the initial design and concept development to construction with a top quality finish. David provides a broad landscape service in residential jobs, commercial projects and supports locally manufactured “soil based” green wall systems. He can answer your questions on sustainable garden design, vertical gardens/green walls and and all garden and landscape projects.

    Sorry, fully booked for Ku-ring-gai 2016

  • HeartAu

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    HeartAu has helped hundreds of families become self-sufficient with the new solar and battery systems for their home.  Co-founder Alex Georgiou will be available to help you make a prioritized plan for solar, battery, and energy efficient solutions for your home. No matter your budget you can get started on your path to energy independence!

    Sorry, fully booked for Marrickville 2016

  • Marra + Yeh Architects

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    Marra + Yeh Architects is a critical practice with a focus on ecological design. Architecture is the response to the uniqueness of each client and each place, revealed through a comprehensive and considered approach – with attention to detail, quality, and affordability. We engage with place, climate and client to create sustainable, crafted, delightful environments.

  • PIDCOCK – Architecture and Sustainability

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    PIDCOCK – Architecture and Sustainability is focused on desirable, sustainable architecture. Our practice aims to excel in ecologically sustainable design, documentation and advice. We aim to demonstrate how the many issues that are integral to such architecture can be potent influences in design and can produce delightful experiences. We like to work collaboratively with our clients, consultants and builders from the start of every project to enable the outcomes to be enriched by the group’s collective experience.

  • RoofJuice

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    RoofJuice is a leading supplier of residential and commercial solar technology. We specialise in “smarter solar”, utilising the latest technologies which are safer, more reliable and better integrated into homes. RoofJuice specialises in monitoring, energy storage and micro inverter technology and has a team that includes several solar industry veterans. We take the time to design and install fantastic systems with outstanding after sales support.

    Sorry, fully booked for Randwick Solar 2016

  • Sustainability Now

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    Sustainability Now is a boutique energy & water efficiency and environmental management consultancy, specialising in strata but also able to advise on standard homes. Since 2009 we have worked with over 230 strata buildings to undertake energy and water audits or implement energy and water efficiency upgrades. Managing Director, Ethan Burns, is an Environmental Engineer with 10 years’ experience in the electricity generation, transmission & distribution and local government sectors prior to founding Sustainability Now. He can help homeowners with advice on energy efficient lighting and appliances, hot water systems, pool pumps, optimal sizing of PV systems, battery storage, energy tariffs and general water efficiency.

    Sorry, fully booked for Randwick Solar 2016

  • Sydney Organic Gardens

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    Steve Batley’s innovative designs make it easy for city folk to experience the joy of growing and eating organic food from their own beautiful abundant garden. A landscape architect, permaculture designer, organic gardener and educator, Steve’s own garden is full of chooks, veggies, herbs, fruit trees, compost, vertical gardens and aquaponics. He’s empowering individuals to transform their space, making cities productive and green via innovative landscape architecture firm Sydney Organic Gardens.

  • Sydney Solar Electricity

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    Chris Pond from Sydney Solar Electricity Pty Ltd is an experienced service provider of advanced and innovative electrical solutions for domestic, commercial and industrial installations. Our range of work to date includes small scale solar power systems to large scale schools and university installations, as well as solar sculptures, solar maintenance and battery systems. We provide full project management from start to project completion.

    Sorry, fully booked for Randwick Solar 2016

  • Tony Edye & Associates

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    Tony Edye and Associates’ philosophy is to work closely with our clients to achieve a comfortable, minimal footprint and a beautiful home through ecologically sustainable design. Our award winning home and office aims to be ‘off-grid’ and comprises many sustainable initiatives which inform and demonstrate our architectural design philosophy, including renewable energy, polished ‘green’ concrete floors, double glazed windows, LED lighting, FSC certified timber, and zero VOC paints and finishes. We have more than 25 years in practice perfecting a balance between passive and active design, which results in buildings which are thermally more comfortable, less resource demanding and visually stimulating whilst attending to the everyday needs of busy people.

  • Tracey Tims Design

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    Tracey takes a professional and considered approach to her landscape design practice, using exciting and smart solutions to meet ecologically sensitive methodologies. Her landscapes are designed to be sophisticated, functional, economical and lasting. She takes the time to thoroughly appreciate the physical and conditional properties and constraints unique to each project and will recommend correct plant choice and strategies for harvesting and/or managing site water; key to successful landscapes. She can advise on the use of porous paving, rainwater tanks, swales, raingardens and raised gravel beds.

  • Urban GreenSpace

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    Established in 2011 by Steven Willis, Urban GreenSpace set out to intimately reconnect people with the food they eat by teaching them how to grow it. Guided by permaculture principles, Urban GreenSpace aims to produce “aesthetically, aromatically, and sensually romantic”* spaces within the urban environment which inspire engagement, interaction and understanding of natural, nutrient and life cycles. We can help with waste reducing edible garden design; balconies, courtyards, front and backyards; edible garden maintenance; garden coaching; restaurant rooftop herb gardens; and workshops. Our company philosophy is “Grow food not lawns. Produce no waste – waste no produce.” [photo by Yeesum Lo] * Joel Salatin, American “beyond organic” farmer

    Sorry, fully booked for Ku-ring-gai 2016

  • Your Abode

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    At your abode we specialise in the design and construction of green, sustainable living environments. Every one of our projects is the distillation of our desire to create houses that are as sustainable as possible, whilst being truly unique, inviting and genuinely well crafted. We believe that houses and renovations should be designed and built with the maximum consideration for their environmental impact and their effect on the health of the occupants.