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Wednesday 9 September 2020
11 am - 5 pm AEST

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Keynote Speakers

Jason Blake, senior project manager at Frasers Property Australia

Jason Blake is a Senior Project Manager at Frasers Property who is responsible for the delivery of standalone and mixed use development opportunities. Working across both the retail and residential aspects of the business, Jason has a diverse background in property and construction but is particularly experienced in the design and development of super neighbourhood shopping centres.

Presenting: Burwood Brickworks – The most sustainable shopping centre in the world

Mary Casey, director of social infrastructure at HKA

Leading HKA’s Social Infrastructure Team, Mary has over 20 years of experience in Australia and internationally across projects in nearly every building type.

She has worked as an artist, architect, trainer, facilitator, sustainability consultant, project manager, and management consultant. What she does is help people break through barriers, both internal and external, helping her clients do more than they thought was possible.

A Founding Director and past Chair of the Board of the Living Future Institute of Australia, she was named a Living Building Hero by the International Living Future Institute in 2014.

Presenting: What is the role of the engineer in bringing about a thriving future? 

Phil Cowling, chief sustainability officer at Cromwell Property Group

Phil is the Chief Sustainability Officer at Cromwell, responsible for global sustainability and innovation strategy. and a Director of Cromwell Property Services and Cromwell Projects and Technical Services.  During his 16-year tenure at Cromwell, Phil has led the Facilities, Projects and Development teams undertaking technical due diligence on property  acquisitions as well as delivering over $5B in developments and major refurbishments. He holds an Honours degree in Engineering and is a Chartered Professional Engineer, Chartered Safety Professional and has  over 30 years’ experience in building development, design,  facilities and property management in Australia the United Kingdom and Europe.

Presenting: The Resilience imperative – dealing with the risk of ‘stranded assets’

Andrew Eagles , ceo at New Zealand Green Building Council

Andrew is a qualified economist with more than fourteen years’ experience in the built environment. Working for consultancies, associations, government and built environment charities, he has a wealth of knowledge in housing, market mechanism, advocacy and the construction supply chain. Andrew joined the New Zealand Green Building Council in September 2016 as Chief Executive.

Legislation and Policy Panel: Legislating for Energy Efficiency in Australia and New Zealand - Compare and Contrast


Peter Hutson, technical lead at Black Diamond Technologies

Peter has tertiary qualifications in electrical and refrigeration to advanced trade level. He is a fellow of IRHACE member since 1992 and a member of ASHRAE since 2008 and Chair of the Wellington branch for over 12 years. He has been involved with ASHRAE via UNEP in an international team developing refrigerant safety and recovery training modules for undeveloped countries. Recently he has worked on Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Advisory Group with MFE as the technical member for the HPSA, MBIE on refrigerant certification and the SAG for CCCRA on the successful establishment of an HVAC installer’s trade level 4 qualification.

Presenting: HVAC Refrigerants - Precipice of Change 


Tricia Love, director at Tricia Love Consultants
Tricia is a mechanical services engineer from the UK turned sustainability consultant who has been immersed for the last 8 years designing and facilitating certified or aspiring Living Buildings within New Zealand.  A strong advocate for regenerative design practice, a total fan of Biophilic design, she works with her team at a building and/or organisational level.  
She was the lead sustainability consultant and Living Building facilitator for Te Kura Whare, the first fully certified Living Building In New Zealand and  Camp Glenorchy, the first hotel typology certified to the Living Building Challenge programme in the World. 
A Living Building Challenge Ambassador/presenter and in NZ, she was named a Living Building Hero by the International Living Future Institute in 2015.

Presenting: The Road to Paradise...and Beyond

Carolina Mayol Cotapos, (former) electrical engineer at Aurecon

Carolina is passionate about sustainability, new technologies and problem-solving with an interdisciplinary approach. As an electrical engineer, she takes on the challenge of communicating complex problems in a simple way as a priority in order to improve outcomes. Her experience includes data centre design, dynamic modelling and power system analysis.

Presenting: CIBSE YEN Young Engineers Perspective

Corine Mulet, technical projects manager at National Australian Built Environment Rating System (NABERS)

Corine focuses on improving existing NABERS tools. Prior to her current role at NABERS she worked on the development of the online NABERS waste platform. She holds a degree in engineering, and has previously worked for an engineering solutions company and an environmental consultancy.

Presenting: The Future of NABERS Energy Project 

Francesca Muskovic, national policy manager - sustainability and regulatory affairs at Property Council of Australia

Francesca is the National Policy Manager for Sustainability and Regulatory Affairs at the Property Council of Australia. She works with representatives from Australia’s leading property companies to develop policy and advocate to federal, state and local governments. Francesca has over 12 years of experience in the built environment sector with previous roles at AECOM, the Green Building Council of Australia and the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage. She is passionate about diversity, ethics in leadership, championing social justice issues in the property sector and advocating for ambitious public policy to support a transition to a zero carbon economy.

Legislation and Policy Panel: Legislating for Energy Efficiency in Australia and New Zealand - Compare and Contrast


Dr Kate Meyer, founding director of the Planetary Accounting Network and business director of sustainability at Beca

During her early career, Kate was a sustainable building design specialist. She led the environmental design for many award-winning construction projects in NZ and Singapore before moving to Perth to set up a sustainable buildings team for engineering firm Arup. During this time Kate noticed a large gap between the science of sustainability and business and government policies and approach. 

She undertook a PhD in sustainability science and how best to connect this with business operations, behaviour change, and policy. In 2018, Kate founded the Planetary Accounting Network, a charitable trust dedicated to helping people, businesses, and governments operate within the planet’s limits.

Presenting: Building within Planetary Boundaries


Richard Palmer, principal sustainability consultant at Integral Group

Richard is an experienced sustainability leader in the built environment. He is a thinker on the future of cities and the intersection of places, mobility systems, utilities, ecosystems and communities.

Presenting: Delivering Net Zero on the Grid 




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