Lane Cove


Sunday 7th April 2019


2:00pm - 4:00pm


Lane Cove Council Civic Centre, Cove Room – Ground Floor, 48 Longueville Road, Lane Cove
Sponsored by Lane Cove Council

Renew is happy to present Speed Date a Sustainability Expert in partnership with Lane Cove Council. Join us for a fun and informative day where you will receive free personalised advice from leading sustainable architects, designers and sustainability experts.

Bookings are essential for this free event. Email for more information


The Sustainability Experts

  • Adriano Pupilli Architects

    Adriano Pupilli Architects design smarter, finely-tuned buildings for life, work and play. We are committed to innovative and sustainable architectural solutions, crafting living breathing buildings that foster joyful interactions between people and with our surrounding ecologies. We specialise in the design of bespoke residential spaces, from new homes, rear extensions and upstairs additions, to medium density housing, staff and resort accommodation. We believe that bigger is not necessarily better. We design smarter, finely-tuned buildings, poetically instinctive responses that fulfil our client’s brief while gently integrating into our urban, rural and coastal environments. We have specialist expertise in ecologically sustainable design and believe sustainable to be beautiful. We see architecture as a social art, drawing inspiration from the people we work with through meaningful consultation throughout the design process.

  • Carolyn – The Energy Experts

    Carolyn has worked in solar energy and sustainability for more than 10 years.

    In 2012, she founded The Energy Experts – a fiercely independent solar brokering service that offers free independent expert advice and arranges the installation of high-performance solar power, battery storage solar hot water and solar pool heating systems.

    She loves helping clients become more self-sufficient, by creating and storing their own energy, rather than rely on the main grid.

  • Chris – Sydney Solar Electricity

    Chris Pond from Sydney Solar Electricity Pty Ltd is an experienced service provider of advanced and innovative electrical solutions for domestic, commercial and industrial installations. Their range of work includes small scale solar power systems to large scale schools and university installations, as well as solar sculptures, solar maintenance and battery systems.

    Sydney Solar Electricity provide full project management from start to project completion. From auditing and assessing energy needs and roof space, to understanding the goals associated with having solar and the level of offsets required, Chris and the team will work with clients to customise a solar system that meets their individual needs. 

  • 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. 


  • Efficient Living

    Efficient Living is a long established and highly respected consultancy located on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. As sustainable building consultants, Efficient Living understands how buildings perform in their environment, how people live in their homes and how best to use technology to maximise lifestyle, reduce energy bills and increase resale value. Since 2000, Efficient Living has modeled and assessed thousands of thermal comfort projects from architectural homes to landmark commercial buildings

    Please bring along plans, BASIX or NatHERS assessments for review. Haylea can advise you on design changes and appropriate building specifications to optimise comfortable temperatures and a healthy indoor environment. Advice and guidance can be advised on both existing and proposed dwellings. 

  • Energy & Water Ombudsman NSW

    Investigation Officer from the Energy & Water Ombudsman NSW can review your energy bills (please bring one or two on the day). Explain the billing. Check entitlements to energy rebates and discuss energy savings in the home. In addition we can explain the Energy Made Easy Website and tariffs, time of use rates, how to compare contracts and more. We can also take complaints on the day for further investigation.

  • Gareth Huxham – Energy Smart Strata

    Energy Smart Strata work with executive committees and building managers to reduce common area energy usage and costs.  Gareth Huxham has been conducting energy audits and managing upgrades with strata complexes for over 10 years. 

    Gareth can help you understand the energy efficiency issues and opportunities for your building: lighting, ventilation, air conditioning, pumps, pool, lifts, and solar. And investigate issues related to the allocation of energy usage and costs in strata. For example whether common area meters are supplying non-common area or shared services.

    Gareth also conducts water audits, is a NABERS assessor for apartment buildings, and specializes in the energy market. Bring in a copy of your recent energy bill and he’ll make sure you’re not paying too much.

  • 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.

  • Hebden Architects

    We consider the long-term use of a building during its life-cycle in order to make it truly liveable. Our design approach allows for easy adaptability in response to the changes in life of the inhabitants, creating long-term, meaningful occupation. To achieve this also requires maximising the potential of each client’s unique site, brief and budget. We design the “right fit” for the site by responding to place and optimising the connection to natural light and ventilation. In this way we address sustainability in terms of social, environmental and economic factors.

  • Matt – Matt Elkan Architect

    Matt Elkan specialises in small to medium sized residential projects.

    Sustainability is core to every project and this is expressed in siting and orientation, minimisation of site coverage, the form and scale of buildings, material selection, re-use and recycling wherever possible, and reduction in the reliance on active services. It is also expressed in creating joyful beautiful buildings.

    Building beautiful spaces is one of the best ways to improve sustainability by providing the motivation to preserve good buildings into the future.

  • 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.

  • Solar Pro

    We are a well-established family business that operates from the Northern Beaches of Sydney. We have been installing all types of solar technologies including, solar hot water, solar pool heating and pool heat pumps, solar home batteries and of course photovoltaic panels since 2009.

    Solarpro is one of the oldest and most trusted solar companies on the Northern side of Sydney. We have installed over 4,000 solar systems on homes and businesses.

    Solarpro has been accepted by the Clean Energy Council as an “Approved Solar Retailer”. This means we work to and comply with the Clean Energy Councils strict code of conduct. We are so confident of the quality of our installations we offer a ten-year full system solar warranty. The details can be found as an attachment with this proposal or on our website.

    Fully booked for Lane Cove 2019

  • Tony Edye & Associates

    Tony Edye and Associates’ philosophy is to work closely with our clients to achieve a comfortable, minimal footprint and a beautiful home through ecologically sustainable design. Our award winning home and office aims to be ‘off-grid’ and comprises many sustainable initiatives which inform and demonstrate our architectural design philosophy, including renewable energy, polished ‘green’ concrete floors, double glazed windows, LED lighting, FSC certified timber, and zero VOC paints and finishes. We have more than 25 years in practice perfecting a balance between passive and active design, which results in buildings which are thermally more comfortable, less resource demanding and visually stimulating whilst attending to the everyday needs of busy people.

    Fully booked for Lane Cove 2019

  • 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.