Saturday 15th June 2019


2:00 - 4:00pm


Randwick Community Centre, 27 Munda Street, Randwick NSW 2031
Sponsored by Randwick City Council

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

Bookings are essential for this free event. Email speed.dating@renew.org.au if you would like more information.


The Sustainability Experts

  • Archology

    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.

  • ATMOS1

    ATMOS1 established by Brenton Hoskins-Murphy with the goal of helping people create secure, affordable homes through reducing the energy consumed in keeping our homes comfortable.

    With an extensive background in building we aim to provide creative, practical and simple solutions to solve your individual problems associated with difficult sites, difficult orientations and homes that are too hot or too cold (or both!)

    As a nationally registered assessor Brenton has access to sophisticated modelling tools which allow inform decisions regarding your project through detailed cost/benefit analysis.

  • Delisle Hunt Wood

    Delisle Hunt Wood is a new firm of architects, where three experienced architects have combined forces to create a fresh approach to sustainable design. We are client focused using a straight forward practical and personal approach to provide cost effective solutions that create stimulating, healthy, resource-efficient homes that are holistically conceived. 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.

  • Efficient Living

    Efficient Living is a long established and highly respected consultancy located on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. As sustainable building consultants, Efficient Living understands how buildings perform in their environment, how people live in their homes and how best to use technology to maximise lifestyle, reduce energy bills and increase resale value. Since 2000, Efficient Living has modeled and assessed thousands of thermal comfort projects from architectural homes to landmark commercial buildings

    Please bring along plans, BASIX or NatHERS assessments for review. Haylea can advise you on design changes and appropriate building specifications to optimise comfortable temperatures and a healthy indoor environment. Advice and guidance can be advised on both existing and proposed dwellings. 

  • Envirotecture

    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

  • Green Rooms Gardens

    Green Rooms Gardens is a committed provider of professional gardening services in Sydney’s metropolitan areas.  Specialising in all areas of garden care and working to continually improve  outdoor living spaces. 

    Horticulture and garden care is the passions of each of our gardeners and we treat each garden with the same care as if it was one of our own. It is simple things that make us rise above the rest – on time, professional and trustworthy service so that you can enjoy a reliable, hassle-free service throughout the year.

  • Growing Well Eco Gardens

    Horticulturalist and designer David Stenford has been in the landscape industry for over 20 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.

  • Hebden Architects

    We consider the long-term use of a building during its life-cycle in order to make it truly liveable. Our design approach allows for easy adaptability in response to the changes in life of the inhabitants, creating long-term, meaningful occupation. To achieve this also requires maximising the potential of each client’s unique site, brief and budget. We design the “right fit” for the site by responding to place and optimising the connection to natural light and ventilation. In this way we address sustainability in terms of social, environmental and economic factors.

  • Jason Blake Architecture & JBA Construct

    Jason Blake is an Architect & Builder heading up the team at Jason Blake Architecture and the practices associated building company JBA Construct.

    The practice philosophy incorporates a contemporary approach to design & construction and sustainable environmental technologies and methods, interpreting the social, economic, aesthetic and heritage context of the sites and clients we work with.

    The practice has focused primarily on residential projects – new housing, multi-unit and mixed-use projects, alterations and additions – with occasional commercial & hospitality projects.

  • 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. She has 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. You can bring along plans or drawings if you have them, but they are not required for a ‘speed date’.

    Fully Booked for Randwick

  • ShineHub – Alex Georgiou

    ShineHub founder Alex Georgiou has helped hundreds of families become self-sufficient with new solar and battery systems for their home.  In your session, Alex will help you make a prioritised plan for solar, battery, and energy efficient solutions for your home so you know exactly what is best for you. No matter your budget you can get started on your path to energy independence today!

  • Smart Eco Group

    The SmartEcoGroup is lead by renowned architect, Gareth Cole (Fellow of Australian Institute of Architects), a leader in design, architecture & construction with over 40 years experience.

    After completing a b.Arch with honours from UTS in 1977, Gareth was awarded the Byera Hadley Travelling Scholarship, to both research and report on Passive Solar buildings throughout the country.

    Gareth is a specialist in energy efficient, passive solar designed homes and ecologically sustainable development (ESD).

  • Sue Connor Architects

    Sue Connor Architects is a boutique firm that has been in practice for over 28 years. We are passionate about working collaboratively to produce buildings that give back and touch the earth lightly.

    Our aim is to create solutions that are a comfortable and joyful to live in whilst contributing to the health and wellbeing of the individual and the natural environment.

  • Sustainability Now

    Sustainability Now is an 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 300 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.

    Fully Booked for Randwick

  • 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.

    Fully Booked for Randwick

  • Your Abode

    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.