Saturday 23rd July 2016




Australian Technology Park, Eveleigh, Sydney NSW
Sponsored by City of Sydney


We’re slowing things down!

In partnership with the City of Sydney, the ATA is happy to present Slow Date a Sustainability Expert as part of the SEE Sustainable Experience expo 2016. Join us for a fun day where you will receive free personalised advice from Sydney’s leading sustainable designers, eco experts and green strata specialists, in leisurely 30-minute sessions.

RegistrationSEEexperienceLogo_jpgs are essential for this free event.

The Sustainability Experts

  • Adam Jones – BMT WBM

    Adam Jones is an environmental engineer with over 10 years of experience in water efficiency across a range of commercial, industrial and residential sectors.  In the residential sector he has partnered with Sydney Water, CSIRO, the City of Sydney and the City of Melbourne to gain world-leading insights into how water is used in strata and detached homes, and his expertise is in optimising water consumption with a focus on bang-for-buck.  He can discuss water billing, building hydraulics, cooling towers, hot water systems, pools, rainwater harvesting, irrigation, commercial tenants, flow monitoring, leaks – but expect him to challenge you to also focus inside the home for the greatest opportunities, especially in apartment buildings.  Adam is happy to provide tips on new builds, though he can probably offer the most to those looking to optimise existing buildings cost-effectively.

    Sorry, fully booked for SEE Sustainable Experience Sydney 2016

  • 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.

  • Anderson Architecture

    Anderson Architecture is a small firm specialising in projects from inner city terraces up to new homes. We are passionate about sustainability with architectural integrity and offer over twenty years experience coupled with the use of technology such as thermal modelling and 3D imaging programs. This enables us to offer clients holistic solutions, empowering them to decide what’s best for their situation. We work with the clients brief in a collaborative approach to produce human, comfortable, contemporary environments that greatly reduce impacts on our environment.

    Sorry, fully booked for SEE Sustainable Experience Sydney 2016

  • Andrew Rogers – Grenum

    Andrew Rogers is a Civil Engineer by training who has spent most of his career following entrepreneurial pursuits in technology. In the course of retrofitting homes for energy efficiency he found a wealth of theoretical advice but a lack of practical and specific product guidance. was created to help bridge this gap. More recently Andrew has been working full time with improving the energy efficiency of swimming pools. He can provide you with practical and impartial guidance on products to use for improving the sustainability of your home or apartment covering insulation, window treatments, solar PV, rainwater, lighting, energy monitoring and water heating.

    Sorry, fully booked for Randwick Solar 2016

  • Autonomous Energy

    Autonomous Energy is a leading supplier of high quality residential solar power systems installed by our own experienced installation teams. We take care to install the panels in the location and configuration that will maximise the energy output. The extra time taken to do the little things well make a big difference in the long run. Eric Allas is an experienced solar energy consultant and is passionate about thinking globally and acting locally. He can advise on system sizing, placement, battery storage and off-grid options.

    Sorry, fully booked for Randwick Earth Hour 2017

  • Ben Giles Architect

    Ben Giles Architect creates economical solutions that maximise the quality of living environments for their clients. The aim is to provide uplifting and contemporary homes and extensions to suit every budget and size of dwelling. The practice provides services from initial site inspections and sketch design, followed by council applications and construction documentation through to calling of tenders and administration of building contracts throughout construction.

    Sorry, fully booked for SEE Sustainable Experience Sydney 2016

  • 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. 

  • 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. 


  • Divakarla & Associates

    Shaila Divakarla is the director and principal consultant of Divakarla & Associates. She is an architect with over 15 years of experience in the residential building industry. She also holds a Ph.D. in the area of sustainable architecture which gives her the advantage of combining practical experience with depth of knowledge. She is also a sustainable design consultant and teacher and has provided expert advice to builders, developers, building design professionals as well as home owners. She believes sustainable design is essentially good design that promotes wellbeing and liveability of the occupants, instils beauty and character, is benign to the environment and last but not least, is value for money. With a proven track record in championing sustainable project housing, she has been a key contributor to the multi award winning Ecoliving Display Homes at Kellyville, Sydney.

  • Eoghan Lewis Architects

    Eoghan Lewis Architects focuses on small-scale and residential architecture, with a site-specific approach that is particularly sensitive to client requirements, context and issues of sustainability. As such, each project is a reflection of our clients’ interests and aspirations whilst celebrating the poetics and prosaics of the domestic and the everyday.We have developed a portfolio of award-winning houses and public buildings that are architecturally ambitious, ecologically responsible, practical and a pleasure to occupy.

  • Ethan Burns – Sustainability Now

    Sustainability Now is an energy & water efficiency and environmental management consultancy, specialising in strata but also able to advise on standard homes. Since 2009 we have worked with over 300 strata buildings to undertake energy and water audits or implement energy and water efficiency upgrades. Managing Director, Ethan Burns, is an Environmental Engineer with 10 years’ experience in the electricity generation, transmission & distribution and local government sectors prior to founding Sustainability Now. He can help homeowners with advice on energy efficient lighting and appliances, hot water systems, pool pumps, optimal sizing of PV systems, battery storage, energy tariffs and general water efficiency.

  • 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.

  • Gavin Gilchrist – Gav’s House and Garden

    Gav’s House and Garden is an inner-city home handyman service with a difference. Proprietor Gavin Gilchrist does all the usual handyman services  – household clean-up, gardening, painting, minor carpentry and fixing stuff – but he also brings 20 years’ experience in clean energy so he can also give you advice on LED lighting, hot water, insulation and solar PV. He can give you advice on going green, then help make it happen.

    Sorry, fully booked for Randwick Solar 2016

  • 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.

  • Green Strata

    Green Strata is a not-for-profit association that focuses solely on helping owners and residents in strata-titled complexes improve the sustainability of their common property and their homes. In 2014 Green Strata’s work was recognised through a Green Globe Award from the NSW Government. Christine Byrne is its President and co-founder.

    Chris can guide you on the short and medium-term wins to reduce energy consumption on common property; water consumption for buildings that only have a single water meter; and how to get approval for sustainability actions in your strata scheme. She can also help you explore innovative ways to further segregate and recycle waste in apartment buildings.

    Fully booked for Willoughby 2017

  • Growing Well Eco Gardens

    Horticulturalist and designer David Stenford has been in the landscape industry for over 20 years and has achieved high quality results on small space projects to high-end commercial work. David can guide a garden plan from the initial design and concept development to construction with a top quality finish. David provides a broad landscape service in residential jobs, commercial projects and supports locally manufactured “soil based” green wall systems. He can answer your questions on sustainable garden design, vertical gardens/green walls and and all garden and landscape projects.

  • 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.

  • RoofJuice

    RoofJuice is a leading supplier of residential and commercial solar technology. We specialise in “smarter solar”, utilising the latest technologies which are safer, more reliable and better integrated into homes. RoofJuice specialises in monitoring, energy storage and micro inverter technology and has a team that includes several solar industry veterans. We take the time to design and install fantastic systems with outstanding after sales support.

    Sorry, fully booked for Randwick Solar 2016

  • 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

  • Urban GreenSpace

    Established in 2011 by Steven Willis, Urban GreenSpace set out to intimately reconnect people with the food they eat by teaching them how to grow it. Guided by permaculture principles, Urban GreenSpace aims to produce “aesthetically, aromatically, and sensually romantic”* spaces within the urban environment which inspire engagement, interaction and understanding of natural, nutrient and life cycles. We can help with waste reducing edible garden design; balconies, courtyards, front and backyards; edible garden maintenance; garden coaching; restaurant rooftop herb gardens; and workshops. Our company philosophy is “Grow food not lawns. Produce no waste – waste no produce.” [photo by Yeesum Lo] * Joel Salatin, American “beyond organic” farmer

    Sorry, fully booked for Ku-ring-gai 2016

  • YESsammassey Designs

    With over six years in sustainable design experience, we have the ability to enhance an existing building or start from the beginning. YESsammassey provides design and consulting services to produce innovative, cost effective and sustainable solutions tailored to individual needs.

  • 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.