Saturday 21st February 2015


1:30pm - 4:00 pm


Docklands Library

The Sustainability Experts

  • Beaumont Concepts Building Design

    Ashley Beaumont the founder and Director of Beaumont Concepts has over 20 years’ experience in the building industry. Beaumont Concepts vision is to push the boundaries in providing sustainable and beautiful home designs. Our award winning design practice has been recognised for sustainable design initiatives by the HIA for National GreenSmart Home of the Year and the BDAV for Best Environmentally Sustainable Residential Design for the Ecoliv Display Home.

    Fully booked for Frankston and Mornington 2017

  • Brave new eco

    Brave new eco provides sustainable design and consulting services for domestic building, renovating, retrofitting and decorating projects. Principal Megan Norgate is an interior designer, permaculture designer and sustainable design consultant. Megan is passionate about eradicating the use of toxic materials in the home, and creating environments that function ergonomically whilst promoting health, happiness and sustainable lifestyles.

  • 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. 

  • 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.

  • 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. 

  • Dock4 Architecture

    Dock4 architects is a Melbourne/Hobart based practice. We believe buildings, places and spaces are not only critical in helping form a sense of community and belonging, but they also demand ongoing whole-life energy and maintenance input far beyond their initial investment-our buildings are therefore designed to meet not only the needs of their occupants but also their wider ownership, maintenance and management structures.


  • Ecotecture Design Group

    Ecotecture Design Group

    Founded by award-winning designer Alastair McDonald and committed to sustainable architecture, Ecotecture Design Group specialises in residential design, commercial and industrial projects. EDG has a reputation for flair, innovation, sustainable design and attention-to-detail, and invests time and creativity in all bodies of work.
    Specialities: New builds; Major renovations; Sustainable construction materials

  • eme design

    Luke Middleton founded EME in 1999 with a goal to create beautiful, sustainable buildings that reflect each client’s personality. EME believes the process as well as the product should be enjoyable – their ethos: designing your own home should be incredible! Winners of numerous awards including the BDAV 10 star Challenge and Smart Water Fund for Design Innovation, they pride themselves on clever design with proven results.

  • GLOW Design Group

    GLOW Design Group specialises in energy efficient homes that are functional and beautiful. The GLOW-designed and documented “700 haus” collected good publicity and sustainability award recognition. Lead designer Tim Ellis is a registered designer with the BDAV. Good design is of utmost importance: high thermal efficiency not only helps save the environment, it saves on ongoing costs by using energy wisely.

    Fully booked for LIFE Point Cook 2017

  • Green Box Studio

    The Green Box Studio philosophy is to ‘create innovative and engaging buildings and homes, which are spatially and functionally efficient.’ Along with a design approach that prioritises sustainable, flexible, energy efficient, and healthy homes which provide a deeper connection to place and environment, this has lead to our services being sought by like-minded clients and many fulfilling collaborations. The co-founders of the collective, Narelle Edgar (Architect) and Justin Whitehead (Builder) each manage independent practices, but believe that close connection between Architect and Builder, and a shared commitment to this philosophy through the design and construction phases, will ensure a more successful and much loved finished project.

    Sorry, FULLY BOOKED FOR BANYULE 2020 – Waiting List only

  • Green Design Solutions

    Green Design Solutions focuses on bringing together Sustainable and Livable Design Solutions for clients and for all stages of life. Janine has extensive experience in environmental housing and sustainable building technology and compliments this with a passion for healthy, smaller homes. She holds a Masters in Environment and Planning and a Degree in Environmental Management, teaches Thermally Efficient Housing at RMIT and is a Livable Housing Assessor. Janine is the author of the eBook ‘Creating a Home for Life’

  • Green Makeover

    Green Makeover’s Stuart McQuire is the author of two books on water, including the ATA’s book “Water not down the drain: A guide to using rainwater and greywater at home”. He is an environmental scientist and a past president of the Alternative Technology Association.

    Green Makeover is fully booked for Melbourne 2015

  • Green Sheep Collective

    Environmentally conscious, ethical, and community minded, Green Sheep Collective is an architecture firm that brings sustainable design expertise, flexibility, and fun to the design and construction of your building. Specialities: new builds & all-scale renovations; thermal performance; sustainable construction materials.

  • Lifehouse Design

    Lifehouse Design are award-winning building designers based in Castlemaine, Victoria. We strive to create simple, serene buildings – places that foster well-being, remind us of our connection to the natural world, and that have a smaller footprint, both physically and environmentally.

  • 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.

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

  • Michael Limb Builders

    MLB is a residential construction company based on the Bellarine Peninsula and The Great Ocean Road who specialise in eco-considerate construction.  We offer a comprehensive building service for new homes, renovations and extensions where each clients needs and dreams are collated with the very latest eco-considerate technology, materials and designs to produce homes that are meticulously crafted to achieve the highest possible energy rating.  With over 10 years experience, our Director Michael Limb is a Greensmart Professional who is passionate about educating and promoting the benefits of sustainable alternatives.

  • NOWarchitecture

    NOWarchitecture are lateral-thinkers; we achieve industry leading results through our holistic design approach emphasising integration of passive thermal and low energy systems to achieve cost efficient construction and low operational costs. We respond to the client’s needs, desires and expectations to create buildings that fulfill their vision to achieve aesthetic, environmental and functional outcomes within budget.

  • 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.

  • Relish Designs

    Relish Designs Principal Melissa Wittig is an Interior design consultant with specialist knowledge in sustainable, “health focused” interiors (minimising pollutants indoors). Melissa is also the Principal of Healthy Interiors and International Author of the award recognised book – “The Smart Living Handbook” and The Healthy Home App. Helping clients make informed decisions to create customised functional, beautiful, sustainable spaces.

  • 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

  • Small Spaces

    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 – 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. 

  • 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


  • Sustainable Homes Melbourne – Michael Burns

    Sustainable Homes Melbourne aspires to be your one stop shop for sustainable residential construction offering design, construction, consultation and more. The concept was inspired from years of overseas travel observing common practice around the world. On hand will be Michael Burns who has been in the construction industry since 2001, is a qualified carpenter and registered builder. Michael is driven to impact the construction industry in Australia while lowering the impact we are having on the environment.

  • 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.