Coolthinc Living Architecture
Coolthinc is a living architecture design construction company directed by Phil Edwards. Phil’s mission is quite simple, to help his customers realise the value of a green roof or vertical gardens in their homes. Coolthinc operates on the principles that Living Architecture increases the value of any property significantly, enhances community outcomes and tackles climate change adaptation.
Coolthinc services include design and construction of green roof and vertical garden features for high value redevelopment of urban properties.
We 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.
We believe good architecture is for everyone and our 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. We have a particular interest in developing daylight design and low energy living with in great architecture.
Green Energy Options
Rory Tonkin has been working as a Solar Energy Advisor with Green Energy Options for the past year after completing a degree in Environmental Management and Sustainability at Deakin University. Rory has a strong interest in helping to shift the world to a carbon negative scenario and believes that giving people the knowledge of how different solar PV systems work is a great starting point. He sees knowledge and understanding as two of the key requirements that allow people to make informed decisions about reducing their emissions by installing a high quality solar power system. Green Energy Options is a corporate member with the ATA and for every system installed in Australia they donate a solar panel to the ATA’s East Timor International projects group.
Sorry, fully booked for Stonnington 2016
Habitech is an Australian modular design and building system that creates modern, super strong and highly insulated homes. Offering full design flexibility, Habitech’s homes are not only much faster to build, but offer a much more sustainable solution to creating a high-performance housing.
Vonne Yang has lived in 5 different countries in the past 10 years, giving her a well-rounded and innate sense of design. Vonne’s experience is in architecture, graphic design, printing and photography. At Habitech, Vonne works on project design, documentation, social media and managing the delivery of Habitech’s modular building fabric and marketing
Fully booked for Stonnington and Boroondara 2017
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
renew/ATA – John Knox
John joined ATA as a Technical Specialist in 2008. He has presented talks to many audiences and offers advice to members on water efficiency, energy efficiency and technology for a sustainable future. Passionate about sustainability, in 2010 he rode around Australia on his bicycle educating people about home energy efficiency and climate change. John can provide hands on information on how to reduce your water usage in your home.
Fully booked for Banyule 2018
Kate started dabbling in gardens and design over 20 years ago, working on her own small space, a very long narrow south west courtyard. It was such a challenge that it inspired a career change into horticulture. Kate knows small spaces inside and out, she knows how to make a garden look good and function. Small spaces need to work hard to pack everything in, and she knows how to achieve it.
Her designs incorporate local indigenous plants, Australian natives, and exotics. She likes her client’s individual tastes to dictate the direction of the garden and then use the most appropriate plants and materials to achieve the end result. Sustainable practices are threaded through the whole process, from soil preparation, use of local materials, planting, efficient irrigation, and, recycling.
Steffen Welsch Architects
Steffen Welsch Architects Pty Ltd offers expertise in residential, commercial and institutional buildings. Our designs celebrate light, balance and beauty, adopting an ecological approach to the building and its environment. In our work we find a balance between cost efficient, environmentally sustainable designs and implementing innovative systems and products.
sustain + able consulting
“The path to sustainability is paved with needs not wants. In housing ourselves this thinking leads to smaller, healthier, more efficient, more comfortable and more affordable homes. This is what I help my clients achieve.” – Malcolm Wilkie