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Maíra André, PhD
Research Associate, Indoor Environmental Quality Lab                                                         The University of Sydney
DAY 3 | Tools for passive design | Tuesday 13 August 

Maíra integrated the Indoor Environment Quality lab last year to conduct a study on comfort and productivity in working-from-home settings in Sydney. Her interests focus on thermal comfort and building performance. She has worked as a Consultant for Building Performance analysis, certification, and informative studies for Building Energy Regulation. Maíra holds a PhD in Civil Engineering and a Bachelor of Architecture and Urban Planning. 

 

Ashley Bateson
Director & Head of Sustainability
Hoare Lea
DAY 5 | Importance of culture; briefing tools & soft skills | Tuesday 27 August 

 

Alex Bogdanova
Sustainability and Advanced Computational Design Lead SA
Mott MacDonald
DAY 3 | Tools for passive design | Tuesday 13 August 

An emerging industry professional in high-performance design analytics and sustainability advisory thinking. Using architectural training and application to create generative and parametric designs with a unique perspective on building systems solutions and building physics. Building skills in integrated design leadership; with an ability to work seamlessly in the space between architecture and engineering.

 

Michael Calcoen 
Technical Director, Built Environment
Mott MacDonald 
DAY 5 | Importance of culture; briefing tools & soft skills | Tuesday 27 August 

 

Eoin Loughnane
Manager (NSW/ACT)
A.G. Coombs Advisory
DAY 4 | Learnings from, and modifications to existing buildings | Tuesday 20 August 

Eoin is a Mechanical Engineer with over 20 years’ experience in the commercial, civic and defence sectors. He specialises in bringing together multi-disciplinary engineering teams and leading them through projects from concept through defects liability phase.

 

Andrew O’Donnell
Director
Allford Hall Monaghan Morris (AHMM)
DAY 3 | Tools for passive design | Tuesday 13 August 

Over the past 18 year's with AHMM he has led a series of innovative and award-winning projects, spanning a range of typologies from schools and civic buildings through to major mixed-use urban regeneration projects. In 2022, he returned to Australia to lead AHMM’s new Studio in Sydney.
His work has been recognised with numerous awards and he has taught, guest lectured and critiqued at the Queensland University of Technology, The Bartlett, Greenwich University, UAL Central St Martins and the University of Technology Sydney and has lectured on practice for the RIBA.   

 

Maria Mingallon
Knowledge and Information Manager, AI and Data
Mott MacDonald
DAY 2 | AI tool to help us reach net zero | Tuesday 6 August 



Having dedicated part of her career to structural engineering and architecture, she has worked in UK, Canada and New Zealand, applying digital technology to improve quality and productivity in the construction industry. She has received several awards and recognitions for her work, including the 2015 Visionary Prize from the Québec Association of Consulting Engineers, the 2020 Autodesk’s 40 Under 40: Champions of Construction, and the certification on Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Animation and CGI Motion from ColumbiaX by Columbia University in New York. She is also a co-founder of New Zealand’s Digital Users Group, and a former columnist for Architecture Now NZ on the Future of Design. 

 

Philip Oldfield
Head of School and Professor of Architecture
UNSW
DAY 1 | The latest climate science and the urgency for action | Tuesday 30 July 

Philip is a Professor of Architecture and Head of School at UNSW Built Environment, Sydney. His research examines how we can build to meet the needs of society, while limiting the environmental impact of the built environment. This includes special interests in tall building architecture, embodied carbon and climate literacy in architectural education.  

Tina Perinotto 
Managing Editor, Founder 
The Fifth Estate 
DAY 1 | The latest climate science and the urgency for action | Tuesday 30 July
Before founding The Fifth Estate, Tina
worked as a senior writer at the AFR and edited Property Australia magazine and holds a Bachelor of Economics degree from Monash University. She has spoken at, and facilitated a number of industry events. 

 

 

Bruce Precious
Principal Consultant
Six Capital Consulting
DAY 1 | The latest climate science and the urgency for action | Tuesday 30 July 

Bruce has been at the forefront of sustainability in the built environment sector for over 20 years working with a range of government and property related businesses to transform how the property industry responds to the most significant environmental and social challenges. Previously Bruce worked for the NSW Sustainable Energy Development Authority (SEDA) as Associate Director Energy Efficiency when award winning programs such as Energy Smart Business, Australian Building Greenhouse Rating (forerunner to NABERS) and GreenPower were launched.   

 

Michael Snow
Freelance Consultant - Energy Advisory
DAY 4 | Learnings from, and modifications to existing buildings | Tuesday 20 August 

Michael has been at the forefront of built environment energy and efficiency for more than 15 years. Most notably, Michael delivered the $128M Sustainable Urban Precincts Program at RMIT and more recently he developed the technical solution for and installed the first large scale (>1MW) 4 pipe heat pump retrofit for HHW and DHW in a significant Melbourne building. Michael is currently providing advisory services to the energy sector and large / complex organisations seeking an electrified path to net zero. 

 

Iain Stewart 
Co-Founder & CFO 
Exergenics
DAY 4 | Learnings from, and modifications to existing buildings | Tuesday 20 August 

Iain Stewart is the distinguished Co-Founder and CEO of Exergenics, a groundbreaking software company that aims to revolutionise the efficiency of air conditioning systems in large buildings worldwide. With a master's degree in Environmental Engineering from the University of Melbourne, Iain’s career is marked by innovation, particularly in leveraging machine learning, physics simulation, and advanced optimization techniques for environmental sustainability. Before founding Exergenics in 2019, he made significant contributions as a senior analyst at ClimateWorks Australia, developing Australia's leading decarbonization model with the CSIRO.

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