Moreland City Council & MEFL

When:

Sunday 14th October 2018

Time:

10:30am - 12:30pm

Where:

CERES - Stewart St & Roberts St, Brunswick East VIC 3057
Sponsored by Moreland City Council & MEFL (Moreland Energy Foundation Ltd)

The ATA is happy to present Speed Date a Energy Efficiency Expert in partnership with Moreland City CouncilMEFL. Join us for a fun and informative day where you will receive free personalised advice from leading energy efficiency experts.

Bookings are essential for this free event. Please register your interest by emailing speed.dating@ata.org.au. If you have any queries about this event or Speed Date a Sustainability Expert please email.

The Sustainability Experts

  • 3ARK – Ratko Mrkogaca

    I’ve made many holes in buildings over a career that started as an Electrical Mechanic at Shell Refinery, then Telecom / Telstra, followed by HVAC installation work. I became interested in the energy efficiency of buildings – specifically in the “Airtightness” of buildings – and now work at assessing buildings, and quantifying and identifying the “unwanted holes” as a fundamental means to improving their performance.

    3ARK is committed to improving the comfort and energy efficiency of Australia’s buildings. They do this by advising on how to design and build airtight buildings, performing a verification test of the building envelope performance, then when the air-leakage is greater than planned, identify air-leakage locations so that remedial action can be taken.

  • ATA – Damien Moyse

    Damien leads ATA’s policy analysis and advocacy work, engaging with government at all levels, industry and consumers. He works in the areas of energy efficiency and demand management, renewable energy and carbon markets, water conservation and efficient transport. Damien also oversees the management of the ATA’s portfolio of research and consulting projects with our project partners and external clients. Damien provides the expert advice for ATA’s solar and energy efficiency advice service products.

  • ATA – Keiran Price

    Keiran is an energy analyst with the ATA who has worked on numerous projects assessing the benefits of solar installations for residences, businesses and local governments. He has recently worked with MEFL’s Positive Charge providing a technical assessment of commercial solar suppliers, is currently working with community groups in Gippsland and Wodonga to establish community energy programs, and is also leading an ATA research project investigating household fuel costs. Prior to joining the ATA, Keiran lived in London and worked at the Office of Gas and Electricity Markets (Ofgem), the UK Energy Market Regulator, where he was involved in the development and administration of a number of renewable energy and energy efficiency schemes.

  • ATA – Michael O’Connell

    Michael O’Connell is an Alternative Technology Association (ATA) 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 ATA. Michael runs a design and energy management consultancy business with a focus on sustainable development, and designed and built his own house using passive solar design principles together with solar power and integrated permaculture garden.

  • EcoDecisions

    Graeme Ambrose is a sustainability consultant, energy auditor and managing director of EcoDecisions. He specializes in environmental and energy auditing, energy efficient building design as well as commercial and domestic LED lighting plans and solutions. Passionate about showing people how to reduce their energy bills and its effect on the hip pocket. Graeme is an accredited Energy Auditor with the Schneider Electric EcoXpert programme, one of only three in Australia under this scheme.

    He is a qualified auditor for ISO14001 (Environmental Management Systems) and holds a Diploma of Sustainability, Diploma of Management as well as certificate IV in Renewable Energy, Training and Assessment and Home Sustainability Assessment .

    Graeme is also a training consultant to the H.I.A. and has written many training courses for them in subjects such as Energy Efficient Building Design and Sustainable Construction. Graeme taught Sustainability and Environmental Management Systems at Swinburne University, is one of the pilot facilitators for the SECCA Sustainable Homes Program and also teaches renewable energy in China

    In 2005 he designed a multi-award winning, energy efficient house for his property in East Gippsland.

  • Future Focused Buildings

    Elizabeth is a building designer and specifier who focuses on reducing the environmental impact of residential building works. Her designs draw on the praxis of passive heating/cooling, permaculture, future-proofing, universal accessibility and pattern language. She is deeply conscious of the embodied energy in building materials, as well as their impacts on forests, landfill and waterways. Elizabeth holds an AdvDip Building Design and a Bachelor of Arts and draws on three decades of environmental and progressive social justice activism

  • 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.