Randwick

When:

Saturday 6th June 2020

Time:

1:00 - 3:00pm

Where:

Zoom.us

 


Bookings for this event have now sold out, and there is a waitlist. 


Renew is happy to present a virtual Speed Date a Sustainability Expert in partnership with Randwick City Council. Join us for a fun and informative afternoon where you will receive free personalised advice from leading sustainable architects, designers and sustainability experts.

Important information about registering:

  • You will need to provide your preference of four experts you would like to date in order to complete registration. All experts and their profiles can be viewed below. 
  • As this is a virtual event you need to have access to good internet and a computer with audio and a camera to participate

For more information about this event please email speed.dating@renew.org.au (include Randwick SDSE in the subject line). 

For more information on our Speed Date a Sustainability Expert events visit the SDSE website

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The Sustainability Experts

  • Andy Marlow – Envirotecture

    Andy is a highly experienced Architect, certified Passive House Designer, Director at Envirotecture and is a Director at Envirotecture, Passivhaus Design & Construct and the Australian Passive House Association.

    Andy has extensive experience in sustainable design at a variety of scales and is driven by a desire for all people to live, work and play in buildings that make them happier. He believes that good design should be accessible to and benefit all, not just those who commission it. 

    Envirotecture focus exclusively on ecologically sustainable and culturally appropriate buildings that are not only elegant and affordable, but that feel good.

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

  • Carol – Marra + Yeh Architects

    Marra + Yeh Architects are experts in sustainable architecture, undertaking projects from concept to completion through a clear and client-focused stage by stage process. Together they work with clients to discover what a building represents and how it fits into your personal life. 

    Marra + Yeh architecture is a unique response to each client and is the enabler of how you want to live, work and play. Their clients come from diverse cultural backgrounds; have spent time living abroad or have a particular connection to a special place. Our architecture draws on this material to create intensely personal and meaningful spaces. We create architecture that is highly individual and finely tuned to its environment.

    Carol’s expertise in sustainability includes the design of buildings, teaching at Sydney University, public talks and writings. Carol also has expertise in the design of buildings for climate change, supported by a Churchill Fellowship.

  • Carolyn – The Energy Experts

    Carolyn has worked in solar energy and sustainability for more than 10 years.

    In 2012, she founded The Energy Experts – a fiercely independent solar brokering service that offers free independent expert advice and arranges the installation of high-performance solar power, battery storage solar hot water and solar pool heating systems.

    She loves helping clients become more self-sufficient, by creating and storing their own energy, rather than rely on the main grid.

  • Chris – Sydney Solar Electricity

    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. Their range of work includes small scale solar power systems to large scale schools and university installations, as well as solar sculptures, solar maintenance and battery systems.

    Sydney Solar Electricity provide full project management from start to project completion. From auditing and assessing energy needs and roof space, to understanding the goals associated with having solar and the level of offsets required, Chris and the team will work with clients to customise a solar system that meets their individual needs. 

  • Costa Georgiadis

    Costa is an impassioned and dynamic food systems professional with a background in landscape architecture, permaculture, environmental education and community engagement.  

    Costa sees us all playing a part in creating a healthy and fertile future and strengthen local foods systems by us each taking small but powerful actions in our home gardens, balconies, rooftops and communities. 

    Whether it’s providing tips, tricks and hacks for the home gardener, growing for the first time or growing food in small spaces, balconies and rooftop gardens, you can be sure Costa can help. 

    Wherever it is you’re growing – the message from Costa is the same: 

    “helping to build biodiversity and developing a good understanding of the fundamental role healthy soil plays in growing fertile food and communities is key”. 

  • Ella – Delisle Hunt Wood

    Ella is a designer with Delisle Hunt Wood and has a passion for creating beautiful and functional spaces that serve the needs of the owners in every way. Ella studied at UNSW and has built projects over the last ten years in and around greater Sydney.

    ​Ella takes great joy in working closely with owners, builders and other consultants to make sure the experience of renovating or building is wonderful and as seamless as possible for all involved. 

    Delisle Hunt Wood is a relatively new firm of architects, where three experienced designers have combined forces to create a fresh approach to sustainable design. Working primarily on alterations, additions and new homes, they are client focused using a practical and personal approach to provide cost effective solutions that create stimulating, healthy, resource-efficient homes that are holistically conceived.

    Their projects range from the smallest urban renovations to extensive reconfigurations and additions, no matter the scale of project, we believe successful, responsible, environmental design is about making smart choices rather than costly ones. We have extensive experience in providing detailed thermal comfort analysis, even of existing homes, which can be used to inform your sustainability choices whilst building and renovating, to make sure you get the best outcome from your new design.

  • Graham Hunt – Delisle Hunt Wood

    Graham has over 30 years’ experience as an architect, mostly in the area of environmentally sensitive design. He also has nearly 20 years’ experience as an accredited NatHERS assessor and has completed hundreds of thermal comfort and BASIX assessments.

    Delisle Hunt Wood is a relatively new firm of architects, where three experienced designers have combined forces to create a fresh approach to sustainable design. Working primarily on alterations, additions and new homes, they are client focused using a practical and personal approach to provide cost effective solutions that create stimulating, healthy, resource-efficient homes that are holistically conceived.

    Their projects range from the smallest urban renovations to extensive reconfigurations and additions, no matter the scale of project, we believe successful, responsible, environmental design is about making smart choices rather than costly ones. We have extensive experience in providing detailed thermal comfort analysis, even of existing homes, which can be used to inform your sustainability choices whilst building and renovating, to make sure you get the best outcome from your new design.

  • Ian Moxon – Australian Energy Foundation (AEF)

    Ian Moxon is a hands on sustainability practitioner, educator and consultant currently working for the Australian Energy Foundation.

    After 20 years growing knowledge and skills in both technical and communications fields Ian and his partner undertook the building of their own Off-Grid, Solar Passive mud-brick home beside the Wollemi National Park. Within a few years Ian turned this lived and applied knowledge into a career in home energy assessment and sustainability consultancy.

    Ian’s speciality covers solar power & batteries (on and off grid), energy efficiency, solar passive design, water efficiency and storage, hot water systems, energy behaviour and awareness.

    Having conducted thousands of home energy consultations he has helped steer home owners and to undertake a huge diversity of building treatments to improve their own comfort, to progress toward energy efficiency and prepare for energy independence. Along the way many projects and communities have enjoyed the training and workshops Ian facilitates with his infectious mix of applied knowledge and passion for sharing sustainability practice.

  • Jeanette Williams – Building Biologist

    An experienced and certified Building Biologist, Jeanette assesses the built environment for environmental hazards such as mould, chemicals, water quality and electromagnetic smog. Understanding how our buildings impact long term health and making informed decisions when buying, leasing, renovating, or building can help avoid costly errors and debilitating health issues.

    A Building Biologist can help you create a truly sustainable home, one that sustains the long-term health of the occupants whilst minimising negative environmental impact.

    Jeanette’s passion is to educate her clients on how their homes play a key role in their family’s health and wellbeing, highlighting small and practical changes that can potentially make a big difference. At a time when we are spending so much time in our homes this message has never been more important.

  • Jess Perini – Permaculture Specialist

    Jess has been practicing and teaching permaculture for over a decade and is highly regarded for her contributions to the Asylum Seekers Centre Permaculture Garden and Randwick Community Organic Garden, and is the founder of ‘Permaculture for the People’ – an organisation that linked disadvantaged communities with knowledge and skills around permaculture and growing organic food.

    Jess enjoys empowering people with knowledge to reduce food miles, and garden more in tune with nature. Of particular interest for Jess are establishing self-sustaining permaculture gardens, saving seed, native beekeeping and composting. 

    In her day job she works as an editor and writer specialising in sustainability.

  • John Caley – Ecological Design

    John Caley has over two decades of experience assessing the environmental sustainability of residential designs.  His Company, Ecological Design provides a range of sustainability assessment and advice services including (NatHERS) thermal performance modelling, design of rainwater harvesting systems and energy efficiency assessments.

    In his Home sustainability Consultations, john can quantify the benefits and costs of systems such as solar power, batteries and optimised building designs, to help people make the best decisions.

    John has a passion for a more ecological approach to water which has led to research of wastewater reuse systems and is regularly employed as an expert consultant in the field of rainwater harvesting. In 2012, he rewrote the rainwater harvesting section of the Your Home technical manual.

  • Kylie Mills – BluKube Architecture

    Kylie is an Architect, passive house advocate and Australian Passive House Association Director, architectural educator and the Director of BluKube Architecture, of an architectural firm based in the City of Randwick.

    BluKube Architecture is passionate about creating sustainable, low energy, well-built homes and buildings in Australia, and was the finalist of the Australian Sustainability Awards in 2017.

    Kylie has been practicing architecture for over 15 years and is a strong enthusiast for “passive house” design as the future of building in Australia due to its ability to increase levels of comfort, drastically reducing running costs and improving the health and wellbeing for occupants.

     

  • Matt Day – Day Bukh Architects

    Matt and Day Bukh Architects are deeply interested in designing ecological and sustainable buildings for the Australian context. Their 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 that can be adapted for re-use and longevity.

  • Rebecca – Randwick Environmental Planning Officer

    Rebecca Jacobs is a strategic planner at Randwick City Council, working on plans and policies for the future of the area. She has an interest in sustainability and design, creating buildings, town centres and suburbs that are attractive, sustainable, liveable and vibrant places.

    Rebecca has strong expertise in Council and State policies, and can provide general planning advice, including guidance on consent required for alterations and additions to houses, apartments and businesses. 

  • Rory – Solahart

    Rory has been actively working in the solar PV industry for over a decade, and has a broad knowledge from providing technical advice on products and systems, to installing PV systems.  

    Rory works for Solahart who, for over 65 years have been setting the standard for solar systems in Australia and are a Clean Energy Council accredited solar installer.