Wyndham City 2018

When:

Saturday 10th February 2018

Time:

2-4pm

Where:

Wyndham Civic Centre, 45 Princes Highway, Werribee
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.

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The Sustainability Experts

  • Baker Drofenik Architects

    Baker Drofenik Architects is a design oriented architectural practice specialising in residential architecture, and committed to producing contemporary environments through the adoption of innovative building technologies, informed building and site planning and sustainable material choices.

    Sorry, FULLY BOOKED FOR BANYULE 2020 – Waiting List only

  • Beyond Shelter

    Carmel is a long-standing educator and multi-disciplined designer with a broad range of experience in sustainable urban gardens. She consults and designs for private clients, has co-designed an award-winning sustainable community garden and recently completed two courses – Environmental Education and Complete Urban Farming – at the renown, multi-award winning CERES Environment Park. Her particular interest and expertise is in the use of repurposed materials, water-efficient gardens, permaculture design principles, small exterior spaces and vertical gardens.

    Fully booked for Banyule 2018

  • Dimase Architects – Antony

    Dimase Architects 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.

    Dimase Architecture believe good architecture is for everyone and their 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. Dimase have a particular interest in developing daylight design and low energy living within great architecture.

    Dates with this expert are now fully booked for this event. 

  • Edible Gardens by Craig Castree

    Qualified Horticulturalist with over 40 years experience at growing his own food.  Craig has become as self sufficient as he can be by utilising space wisely. He can show you how to minimise your power bills by using innovative planting on small blocks of land.  Published author of Edible Gardens (a practical guide) and regularly runs workshops to teach people the skills to do a whole range of things, including (edible gardening, growing healthy fruit trees, keeping healthy chickens, how to become a bee keeper, preserving your crops) to name a few.

    He was the 2015 Sustainability and environment award winner in Wyndham, and has a wealth of information to share.

    Fully booked for Wyndham 2018

  • Graeme Ambrose – EcoDecisions

    Graeme is one of three accredited Energy Auditors in Australia under the Schneider Electric EcoXpert programme.  A qualified auditor for ISO14001 (Environmental Management Systems) he holds a Diploma of Sustainability, Diploma of Management, Certificate IV in Renewable Energy, Training and Assessment and Home Sustainability Assessment.

    Graeme is passionate about showing people how to reduce their energy bills.  Specialising in energy auditing, energy efficient building design and commercial and domestic LED lighting plans and solutions.

    Graeme is an H.I.A. training consultant, developing courses in Energy Efficient Building Design and Sustainable Construction.  He taught Sustainability and Environmental Management Systems at Swinburne University, is a pilot facilitator for the SECCA Sustainable Homes Program and teaches renewable energy in China.  In 2005 he designed a multi-award winning, energy efficient house for his East Gippsland property.

  • Greenjoy

    Greenjoy is a design studio creating gardens that connect people with the natural environment.  We design outdoor spaces where people go, where they meet, play, eat and rest – backyards, frontyards, courtyards, rooftops, balconies.  Greenjoy embraces a pluralistic approach to gardening, where edible, ecological and ornamental intentions happily coexist.  Sanchia Hovey is the founder of Greenjoy and a garden design consultant on the Wyndham Habitat Hero program.  She will be on hand to offer advice, resolve problems and determine sustainable design solutions.

  • Greenly – John Hassall

    John Hassall has plenty of experience designing, planting and maintaining green roofs and walls, but can answer all of your garden design questions. John’s background in waste management sparked his interest in green roofs and walls because they typify modern society’s ability to overlook or waste valuable spaces.

    John has experience in both building and landscape management and the combination provides him with knowledge that is crucial for designing and managing green roofs and walls.

    John enjoys discussing all things environmental sustainability, particularly biodiversity, waste reduction, and urban agriculture. He enjoys sharing his own gardening experiences, both on the ground and on the roof.

  • 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.

  • 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 and runs a design and energy management consultancy business with a focus on sustainable development.

    Michael designed and built his own house using passive solar design principles together with solar power and integrated permaculture garden.

    Dates with this expert are fully booked for this event. 

  • 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 – Andrew Reddaway

    Andrew Reddaway is an Energy Analyst with experience in advising households and organisations on how lower their bills and how to select the optimal solar-battery system for their needs or optimise their current system performance. Andrew designed and developed the ATA’s Sunulator program and has delivered training courses and presentations to a variety of organisations. Prior to joining the ATA, Andrew worked at the Australian Energy Market Operator where he developed the organisation’s first forecast of rooftop solar generation for the National Electricity Market. Andrew also has hands-on experience designing and installing small off-grid solar solutions.

    Fully booked for Wyndham 2018

  • Solar Capital Works Project Officer – Wyndham City Council

    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.

    Fully booked for Wyndham 2018

  • Steffen – Steffen Welsch Architects

    Steffen Welsch Architects offer expertise in residential, commercial and institutional buildings and their designs celebrate light, balance and beauty.

    Adopting an ecological approach to the building and its environment, Steffen Welsch Architects work hard to find the right balance between cost efficiency, environmentally sustainable design and implementing innovative systems and products.

    Dates with this expert are now fully booked for this event. 

  • Tim Adams – 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 similar sustainable design responses and off-grid houses.

    It is also open on Sustainable House Day, Sunday 20 September 2020
    View on our SHD website.

    Sorry, this expert is fully booked, you may register your interest on the waiting list.