Wyndham City 2018

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Saturday 10th February 2018




Sponsored by Wyndham City Council

The ATA is happy to present Speed Date a Sustainability Expert in partnership with Wyndham 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.

Register for this free event by emailing [email protected] and we will put you on the list.

The Sustainability Experts

  • ATA – Michael O’Connell

    Michael OConnell

    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.

  • ATA – Nick Carrazzo


    Nick is an energy analyst with the ATA who has worked on numerous projects assessing the benefits of solar installations for residences and local governments. He was the lead author of ATA’s “Are We Cooking the Planet With Gas?” report which assessed CO2 emissions from natural gas and efficient electric household appliances. He is currently working  in partnership with the VIC government to co-ordinate the tender process for 50 new solar PV installations at life saving clubs across Victoria. Nick has a Masters of Sustainable Practice from RMIT.

  • ATA – Richard Keech

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    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 ATA’s ReNew magazine on matters related to sustainable building technology.  Richard lives in Essendon with his family in their zero-carbon home.

  • F2 Design


    F2 Design Principal, Tim Adams, is a building designer specialising in high performance houses which aim to combine environmental sensitivity with admirable architecture. Tim is regularly requested to make presentations to public forums on sustainable design. As BDAV president, Tim introduced the 10 Star Challenge; F2 Design was Joint Winner of the Challenge in 2012 and finalist in 2013 and 2014.  The House with No Bills, Tim’s own house, was the cover feature of Renew 120, an experience that has now flowed through to an influx of requests for off-grid houses.

  • Loop Interiors


    Qualified interior decorator with over 20 years experience in the environmental and community development sectors, she has worked with rural communities to improve village facilities, designed education experiences for nature park visitors and run conferences for hundreds of environmental educators.  Her natural ability to organise and listen matched with her creative flair brings a whole fresh approach to styling space. Well experienced in sustainable living and design, Teresa specialises in sustainable interior decorating advice.

    Her true love being tiles and textiles, Teresa embraces colour, pattern and texture.

  • 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.

  • Solar Capital Works Project Officer – Wyndham City Council

    Warwick Tullio

    Warwick is a Clean Energy Council accredited solar PV system designer with 10 years’ experience working in the Australian solar industry.  He has a background in energy efficiency, technical sales, solar system design and successful project delivery for residential and commercial clients.  As a qualified engineer he has a passion for technology and an excellent knowledge of quality solar solutions to ensure highest reliability, production capability and safety.  Warwick is currently working with Wyndham City Council to manage their Large Scale Solar rollout program where over 2MW of solar panels are being installed across high energy use sites including Community Centres and Sporting Facilities.