City of Sydney Green Villages program


Saturday 14th June 2014




Paddington Town Hall, 249 Oxford Street, Paddington NSW
Sponsored by The City of Sydney

The City of Sydney’s Green Villages program features bright ideas for a sustainable Sydney. Discover green tips and the latest sustainability news, join a community garden, apply for a grant, foster Sydney’s local biodiversity or attend a free sustainability workshop.

The Sustainability Experts

  • Amber Road

    Sydney-based AMBER ROAD is an interiors and landscape design studio that creates solutions sensitive to the brief of each client, responsive to the unique character of each site, and, wherever possible, linking inside and outside spaces. We believe the heart of ‘sustainable’ design lies in creating engaging spaces that are artful, flexible to adapt the ever-changing needs of our clients and the market and, most importantly, make you ‘feel at home’.

  • Anderson Architecture

    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

  • Archisoul

    Archisoul Architects and Consultants are a team of Architects, Interior Designers and Sustainability experts who are passionate about the health of the planet and it’s inhabitants. Directors Sue Connor and Jo Gillies have had their own practices for over 22 years and have partnered to form a team that is able to focus on our passion of producing inspiring, ethical, environmentally conscious solutions. We design with a holistic and integrative approach to the landscape and our knowledge of building biology ensures our interiors are healthy spaces to live in.

  • 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.

  • Australian Living

    Australian Living specialises in the creation of truly sustainable homes via our unique Sustainable Fusion service that fuses sustainability into every aspect of design and construction. Our customers enjoy living in their energy efficient, natural, healthy and comfortable homes that didn’t cost extra just because it is sustainable. We work to a simple and powerful philosophy – push the boundaries and go beyond the call of duty.

    Australian Living is fully booked for Marrickville 2015

  • 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.

  • David Baillie Architect

    Rising energy costs and the sustainability of our planet are issues which are very closely linked and affect everyone, everywhere. Together these two issues have prompted governments, large and small businesses, and individual home owners to become more conscious of the environment we all share and the energy we all waste needlessly. With this thought in mind, our goal at David Baillie Architect is to seamlessly combine innovative design with outstanding energy efficiency to enhance lifestyle, save money and help protect our environment.

    Fully booked for Lane Cove 2019

  • Dick Clarke – Envirotecture

    Dick Clarke is an Accredited Building Designer with over 35 years experience and is principal of Envirotecture.

    Dick has extensive experience in sustainable design, combining traditional and organic sustainability with proven and emerging technologies.

    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. 


  • Ecological Design

    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

    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.

  • Eminè Mehmet

    Eminè Mehmet is passionate about making sustainability easy to incorporate in your home. She is an Interior Designer, Global Sustainability Ambassador, Writer, Speaker and Product Designer as well as being an Ambassador of The Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife, a Green Star Accredited Professional and Fellow of the Design Institute of Australia.

  • Free Range Food Gardens

    Gordon Williams heads up Free Range Food Gardens and believes that the time has come for fruit trees, veggie gardens and even the humble chicken to regain a place in gardens wherever people live, from the quarter acre suburban block to inner city courtyards. Using ecological design principles Free Range Food Gardens create gardens that make the best use of water, soils and sun available at each site to grow an abundance of nutrient dense and healthy food that is full of flavour.

  • 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.

  • Greener Kitchens

    Greener Kitchens has been designing environmentally respectful kitchens for the past six years. Our passion is to put a bit of love into our work, responding intimately to the needs and wishes of our clients and very carefully selecting materials that make for healthier homes and a healthier environment. We care about where things come from, what is in them, how long they are going to last and where they are going to end up. Greener Kitchens will be represented by designer Druce Davey, who has spent the last two years working with Jamie Oliver to design greener kitchens for his inspirational Ministry of Food Centres around Australia.

  • Ian Sercombe Architect

    At Ian Sercombe Architect our aim is to create buildings of a contemporary style that respond to their site and environment. We blend our design skills with an extensive and hands on knowledge of sustainability in all our projects, including new homes and alterations and additions. We understand that a building affects the quality of life of its users on conscious and subconscious levels, contributing to the health, creativity and well-being of the occupants.

  • Lachlan Austin

    Lachlan Austin is the General Manager, Marketing for Viridian Glass – a leading Australian processor and distributor of architectural glass and the only local float glass manufacturer in Australasia. Lachlan has been part of the Building industry since joining CSR Ltd in 2004. Throughout this time, he has been committed to lifting the adoption of higher performing glass forms in the Australian construction market, through activities such as the Sustainable Window Alliance study into the impact of glazing on home energy efficiency and comfort and input to the development and research outcomes of the CSR House – an 8 Star research home constructed in Western Sydney.

  • Lucy Sharman

    Lucy Sharman is the former Senior Project Officer, Green Roofs and Walls at the City of Sydney. She has been a sustainability educator for many years and has turned her expertise towards specialising in green roofs and walls. Green roofs and walls not only add beauty and value to your home but they also benefit the broader community and our environment. Lucy will be able to provide you with advice on the sorts of green roof or wall designs which may suit your particular needs as well as tips for getting the most out of your green roof or wall.

    Sorry, fully booked for Ku-ring-gai 2015

  • 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.

  • PIDCOCK – Architecture and Sustainability

    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.

  • Stephen Sainsbury Architect

    As an architect, builder and academic, Stephen Sainsbury architect specialises in environmentally and ecologically sound architecture and building; specifically, in the creation of beautiful places to shelter. The practice believes that environmentally responsible buildings can be luxurious, inspiring and beautiful places to live work and play. The aim of the practice is to achieve the highest possible aesthetic return for the lowest achievable ecological impact.

  • Suntech Design

    After completing undergraduate studies in environmental design and ecology, Chris Reardon spent 25 years as an accredited building design practitioner and licensed builder in NSW and Qld. His multi-award winning practice, Suntech Design, specialises in sustainable built environment solutions for Australia’s diverse range of climates. Chris’s recent PhD focused on sustainable change creation in the Australian Housing sector and he is the principal author of the Your Home sustainable design guide.

  • Sydney Organic Gardens

    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.

  • YESsammassey Designs

    With over six years in sustainable design experience, we have the ability to enhance an existing building or start from the beginning. YESsammassey provides design and consulting services to produce innovative, cost effective and sustainable solutions tailored to individual needs.

  • 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.