3ARK is about “Comfort for people + Efficiency for buildings”.
We do this by:
Advising on how to design and build airtight buildings,
Performing verification test of building envelope performance,
Identifying excessive air-leakage locations so that remedial action can be taken.
3ARK has assessors accredited to use the Victorian Residential Efficiency Scorecard. In a similar manner to the Star Ratings of new homes, the Scorecard uses information about a home to provide a Star Rating of building shell, and a representation of the running cost of fixed appliances in the home. It provides a guide for improvements to raise efficiency and cost effectively. 3ARK has delivered over 240 Scorecard assessments in Victoria.
AEES Group are a leading end to end energy management company with a focus on solutions which reduce costs, curb carbon emissions and meet regulatory requirements. All projects are custom-designed and utilise our proprietary Cost Benefit Analysis capability together with digital Smart meter data. AEES specialise in renewable energy generation technologies. We install, monitor, and maintain the renewable energy generation systems we design – guaranteeing energy management goals continue to be met for our clients, into the future.
Danielle King – Green Moves
Danielle is a sustainability consultant, assessor and educator in the field. She has over 12 years’ experience with assessing residential and small commercial energy efficiency and is highly skilled at building plan reviews and advice to maximise comfort and energy efficiency, and identifying practical and cost effective solutions to problem areas.
Danielle is the founder and Director of Green Moves which is a certified B Corporation. Her qualifications include Cert IV in Home Sustainability Assessment, Diploma in Sustainability and carbon accounting and Cert IV in Training and Assessment. She is an Accredited Victorian Residential Efficiency Scorecard Assessor, active consultant and educator and is passionate about taking a practical and holistic approach.
Elizabeth Wheeler – Future Focused Buildings
Elizabeth is a building designer and specifier who focuses on reducing the environmental impact of residential building works. Her designs draw on the praxis of passive heating/cooling, permaculture, future-proofing, universal accessibility and pattern language. She is deeply conscious of the embodied energy in building materials, as well as their impacts on forests, landfill and waterways. Elizabeth holds an AdvDip Building Design and a Bachelor of Arts and draws on three decades of environmental and progressive social justice activism.
Field Design Studio
Field Design Studio was born out of the belief that sustainable architecture can and should be beautiful. That energy efficient houses are not only smart and functional but also bright and comfortable. FDS specialise in the design of sustainable homes and renovations. We see every project as an opportunity to make a significant contribution to the betterment of the environment and the owners’ lifestyle. We like to work closely with our clients and Builders to ensure the best outcome.
Gaia Construction specialises in bespoke homes and renovations and is committed to providing its clients with informed and practical advice on sustainable materials and options for improving energy efficiency. Managing Director Jeremy Gates has a long work history in the European market and has been a registered building practitioner in Victoria since 2012. He is a member of the Master Builders Association Victoria and is a Green Living Builder. Combining in-depth knowledge of current Australian standards and practices with experience in leading edge European methods and materials now emerging in Australia, Jeremy brings a unique set of skills and perspectives to every project. Jeremy is assisted by his wife Sue, an environmental lawyer with a keen interest in sustainable building.
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.
Greenhouse Electrical Services
Ryan is a solar designer and installer, Electrician and Mechatronic Engineer with a keen interest in providing well-designed sustainable solar solutions that are tailored to meet the needs of his customers, whilst staying relevant for future expansions and “smart grid” developments. As a strong supporter of environmental conservation, Ryan started Greenhouse Electrical Services in an effort to create a social enterprise that gives back to the environment whilst providing an environmentally friendly service to clients. Ryan can provide you with extensive advice about solar, storage, and electrically efficient homes.
Marc Dixon Architect
Marc Dixon Architect was established in Melbourne in 1998 by Marc Dixon.
We seek out site opportunities and constraints to inform us about design solutions. These decisions are based primarily on passive solar technique. Construction methods and budgets play a role in the final selection of materials and finishes. And these methods assist to inform us on what is a building with an Australian sensibility.
Marie Carrel – Planet Architecture
Marie is the Director of Planet Architecture as well as a member of the Building Designers Association of Victoria and is also a registered building professional.
Marie pays special attention to integrating ESD (Environmentally Sustainable Development) with high functionality and stylish aesthetics in her work and has thorough knowledge of the environmental value of building materials.
Marie’s vision is to deliver sustainable design and information services widely to accelerate the rate of change towards sustainability.
Planet Architecture specialise in the design of new green homes, extensions and renovations, with particular attention to high functionality, passive solar design, carbon footprint, conservation and non-toxicity.
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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 – Tim Forcey
Tim Forcey has acted as an energy consultant in over 1000 Melbourne homes and curates the 12,000+ member Facebook Group “My Efficient Electric Home” where home energy dilemmas are resolved every day.
Tim is an accredited Victorian Residential Efficiency Scorecard assessor, has published research into home energy economics with the University of Melbourne and is a valued volunteer at Renew.
Prior to taking up a keen interest in home energy, Tim worked in industry with companies such as Esso, BHP, Jemena, and the Australian Energy Market Operator.
Tim has recently also launched his own consultancy business “Tim Forcey Home Energy Advisor” where he helps people to improve comfort and energy performance in their homes.
Simone Schenkel – Gruen Eco Design
Gruen Eco Design are passionate about sustainable design, believing that it is something that can and must be affordable for everyone. For Gruen Eco Design it’s important that sustainability is integrated naturally throughout the whole design process, rather than designing something and trying to make it sustainable later.
Simone Schenkel is a Certified Passive House Designer, and owner at Gruen Eco Design. Thanks to her architectural studies in Germany, an essential part of her education was based on sustainability as well as passive house design.
Gruen Eco Design are really proud of their 9.4 star self sufficient home in Smith Gully, which was built on a restricted budget yet achieves all the sustainable and energy efficient features the clients were aiming for.
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