BOarch Architecture & Interiors
BOarch is a multidisciplinary practice led by Christina Bozsan. The work is undertaken in the belief that great Design should be pursued through all scales and budgets and be developed within a highly collaborative environment with the client. Our belief is that sustainability is embedded within our work and work practices and is not an addition to it. Our aim is to use design thinking and innovation to deliver spaces and homes that will enrich and celebrate the everyday activities of its occupants
We see each project as an opportunity to serve both the client and community interests by looking optimistically at the present and being mindful of our environmental responsibilities. Our approach is to create architecture that connects people to their environment and makes the best possible use of our resources.
We believe good architecture is for everyone and our creative work is guided by a rigorous approach to sustainable design, building science and the creative and considered re-use of older buildings and materials. We have a particular interest in developing daylight design and low energy living with in great architecture.
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.
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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’.
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’
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Green Sheep Collective
Environmentally conscious, ethical, and community minded, Green Sheep Collective is an architecture firm that brings sustainable design expertise, flexibility, and fun to the design and construction of your building. Specialities: new builds & all-scale renovations; thermal performance; sustainable construction materials.
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.
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Whether you’re thinking of renovating or redecorating your kitchen, bathroom, laundry, living room, bedroom or office, Teresa can give you advice on layout, material choices as well fixtures, fittings and furniture considerations. If you’re looking for energy or water efficiency, natural or recycled materials, low toxin, locally made or design longevity she’s a great source of information. Pragmatic and resourceful, if she can’t answer you’re question she’s knows a person who can. Her passion being tiles, colour and living sustainably she’s opened her home for the last two years for Sustainable House Day.
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.
Moonee Valley City Council’s Environment Officer
Harry is an engineer and has worked for Moonee Valley City Council’s Environment Team since 2010. He manages sustainability projects on Council’s buildings and tracks Council’s progress towards zero net emissions. He specialises in retro-fitting existing buildings for energy efficiency, solar power and rainwater systems as well as solar passive design for new builds. He has project-managed the install of over 2,000 solar panels on 30 buildings as well as numerous rainwater system, draught-proofing, insulation, lighting, shading, solar hot water, cool-roof and double glazing projects.
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.
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. 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.
Renew – Richard Keech
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 Renew magazine on matters related to sustainable building technology. Richard lives in Essendon with his family in their zero-carbon home.
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.
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renew/ATA – Tim Forcey
Tim Forcey has acted as an energy consultant in over 600 Melbourne homes and curates the 4,000 member Facebook Group “My Efficient Electric Home” where home energy dilemmas are resolved every day.
Tim acts as a Renew volunteer, is an accredited Victorian Residential Efficiency Scorecard assessor, and has published research into home energy economics with the University of Melbourne.
Prior to taking up a keen interest in home energy, Tim worked in industry with companies such as Esso, BHP, Jemena, and the Australian Energy Market Operator.
Scott Hitchins is a Permaculturalist, sustainable living consultant and a presenter of sustainable gardening workshops to councils, schools and community groups. Need to get your head around growing veggies, grafting fruit trees, keeping chickens & bees, building a wood fired oven or just reducing your environmental footprint in the kitchen and garden? Talk to Scott and get the low-down.bee keeping
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.
Steffen Welsch Architects
Steffen Welsch Architects Pty Ltd offers expertise in residential, commercial and institutional buildings. Our designs celebrate light, balance and beauty, adopting an ecological approach to the building and its environment. In our work we find a balance between cost efficient, environmentally sustainable designs and implementing innovative systems and products.
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.