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Recent Sustainability Projects and Activities

2013

Sustainability Culture Change / Education for Sustainability

  • Delivery of EcoPractice: Greenstarters and Ecoplicity Programs to Fuji Xerox Business Centre Mid-North Coast.

NABERS / CBD Assessments:

  • The Leslie Building, Coffs Harbour, (NABERS repeat rating)
  • Building 2 Lakes Business Park, 2 Lord St, Botany (CBD Rating)
  • Building 4 Lakes Business Park, 4 Lord St, Botany (CBD Rating)

National Construction Code Section J Energy Assessments:

  • Urunga Rural Fire Service Building

2012

Sustainability Consulting

  • Delivery of the External Stakeholders Engagement Module of the Sustainability Advantage Program for Handybin Waste Services, Coffs Harbour

Sustainability Culture Change/Education for Sustainability

  • Guest Lecture for TAFE Coffs Harbour Diploma of Sustainability Course: Green Building/Green Business in Coffs Harbour

Green Design + Sustainability Assessment

  • Greenstar Assessment for Vopak Office Development, Port Botany (in association with Application Solutions)
  • Greenbuilding research and evaluation of potential systems for Coffs Harbour Support Services Offices, Coffs Harbour

NABERS Assessments

  • The Leslie Building, Coffs Harbour
  • Coffs Harbour City Council Main Administration Building
  • Coffs Harbour City Council Rigby House
  • 27 Grant St, Port Macquarie
  • 207 Lennox St, Maryborough Qld

Energy, Carbon Footprint + Water Audits and Assessments

  • Energy + Water Audit Coffs Harbour City Council Marcia St Depot
  • Energy assessments under NSW Government Energy Efficiency for Small Business Program for:
  • Envy Hair + Beauty, Woolgoolga
  • State of the Art Café, Coffs Harbour

National Construction Code Section J Energy Assessments

  •     Coffs Harbour Support Services Offices, Coffs Harbour

Thermal Modelling/Basix Certificates

  • House at Upper Orara for Fiona Bennell Architect
  • Ratcliffe + Pung House at Heritage Park, Moonee Beach

2011

Sustainability Consulting

Delivery of the Staff Engagement Module of the Sustainability Advantage Program for the following businesses:

  • Pet Porpoise Pool, Coffs Harbour
  • Eversons Meats, Frederickton
  • Expert witness reporting in case of dispute over Basix assessment, private residence, Jindabyne NSW

Sustainability Culture Change/Education for Sustainability

  • Embedding Sustainability Culture Stage 3: Facilitation of Participatory Research Workshops for cultural mapping of sustainability culture at Coffs Harbour City Council, March-April
  • Facilitation of Sustainability Champions Away Day for Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water, Sydney March 2011
  • Housing Industry Association Greensmart Professional Course, Coffs Harbour, May
  • Housing Industry Association Greensmart Professional Course, Armidale, November
  • Development of Sustainability 101 For Business Short Course for Office of Environment + Heritage
  • Workshop facilitation for Cert IV in Business Sustainability, TAFE New England, December
  • Presentations on Energy Efficiency for Small Business for Sustainable Living Festival Community Workshops, Coffs Harbour
  • Public Display Bellingen New Energy Fair
  • Public Display Coffs Harbour Sustainable Living Fair
  • Presentation to Australian Association of Certifiers, Parramatta, November
  • Presentation and Workshop on Living Systems at Behaviour Change for Sustainability Conference, November
  • Webinar on Living Systems for 3 Pillars Network Active Learning Program
  • Innovation Seminar Port Macquarie, May: Green Innovation in Property;
  • Innovation Seminar Coffs Harbour, May: The Journey to Sustainability: Changing Culture in Your Organisation.
  • Community Workshop Facilitation: Infrastructure for Coffs Harbour 2030 Community Forum

Green Project Management

  • Sawtell Bowling and Recreation Club Ltd Energy + Water Upgrade Project

Green Design + Sustainability Assessment

  • Silver City Units, Christmas Island
  • Jeff House, Sawtell

NABERS Assessments

  • Centrelink Offices, Glen Innes
  • Centrelink Offices, Wallsend
  • Lakes Business Park Building 6, Botany
  • Gateway Centre, Coffs Harbour
  • National Parks Building, Coffs Harbour

Energy, Carbon Footprint + Water Audits and Assessments

  • Energy Review of MBT Office Building, Coffs Harbour
  • Energy review of North Coast Gourmet Yoghurt, Woolgoolga
  • Energy and Water audits for NSW National Parks and Wildlife:
    • Clarence South Regional Office
    • Clarence Field Office + Depot
    • Toormina Field Office + Depot
    • Bowraville Field Office + Depot
  • Energy assessments under NSW Government Energy Efficiency for Small Business Program for:
    • Toormina Chicken Butchery, Toormina
    • Palms Centre Chicken Butchery, Coffs Harbour
    • Coffs Coast Health Club, Toormina
    • Valley Quality Meats, Bellingen
    • Bellingen Laundrette
    • Kombu Wholefoods
    • Woolgoolga Art Gallery, Woolgoolga
    • Nexus Gallery, Bellingen
    • Creative Etch, Bellingen
    • AWL Leather, Bellingen
    • Just Like Home Family Day Care, Sawtell
    • Walker Family Day Care, Sawtell
    • Kempsey Powerhouse Motel, South Kempsey
    • Coachmen’s Inn Motel, Coffs Harbour
    • Bellingen Gelato Bar, Bellingen
    • The Happy Frog Wholefoods Café, Coffs Harbour
    • Harbourside Markets, Coffs Harbour
    • Boambee AMCAL, Boambee East
    • Woolgoolga AMCAL, Woolgoolga
    • Bellingen AMCAL, Bellingen
    • Jetty AMCAL, Coffs Harbour Jetty
    • Bargains on First, Sawtell
    • Hidden Image Hairdressing, Coffs Harbour
    • Sawtell Drycleaning + Laundry, Sawtell
    • Coffs Harbour Pre-School, Coffs Harbour
    • Bean@Bello Café, Bellingen
    • Waterfall Way Centre, Bellingen
    • Parkside Motor Inn
    • School of Arts, South West Rocks
    • Tabatinga Family Fun Centre, Coffs Harbour
    • Healthy Life Coffs Harbour
    • Quality Accounting
    • Red Rock Bowling Club
    • Premier Motor Inn
    • The Roost Toormina
    • Hopwood Homes Office
    • Swimcare Boambee
    • Mitre 10 Woolgoolga
    • Ulong Store
    • Sawtell Meals on Wheels
    • Dorrigo Pre-School

National Construction Code Section J Energy Assessments

  • Sawtell Medical Centre
  • Industrial Development, Woolgoolga
  • Subway Fitout, Woolgoolga
  • Bowraville Pre-School
  • Machinery Shed, Coffs Harbour
  • Harbour Corner Unit 1 Fitout
  • Bundagen Community Hall, Bundagen
  • Urunga Dental Clinic
  • Blueberry Processing Facility, Coffs Harbour

Thermal Modelling/Basix Certification

  • Silver City Units, Christmas Island
  • Bloomfield House, Walcha
  • Gee House, Sawtell
  • Kelly Townhouses, Toormina

2010

Sustainability Consulting

  • Completion of Embedding Sustainability Report for Coffs Harbour City Council
  • Expert witness reporting in case of dispute over Basix assessment, private residence, Jindabyne NSW
  • Review of Green Leasing documents for Parliament Square Project, Hobart.
  • Review of proposed National Assessment Guidelines for residential thermal performance for Association of Building Sustainability Assessors

Sustainability Culture Change/Education for Sustainability

  • Professional Development Workshop in Green Building for North Coast Institute of TAFE Project Control Group, Coffs Harbour Education Campus, February.
  • Housing Industry Association Greensmart Professional Training, Tamworth NSW
  • Presentations on Basix and Energy Efficiency for Small Business Workshops for Sustainable Living Festival Community Workshops, Coffs Harbour
  • Presentation on Thermal Design to general public at Sustainable Living Fair, Coffs Harbour
  • Public Display Bellingen New Energy Fair
  • Public Display Coffs Harbour Sustainable Living Fair
  • Public Display at North Coast Youth Jobs Fair
  • Presentation on Mandatory Disclosure to Southern Sydney Architects Network

Green Design + Sustainability Assessment

  • Private Residence, Hyland Park
  • Private Residence, Sawtell

NABERS Assessments

  • Gateway House, Coffs Harbour NSW
  • Centrelink Offices, Wallsend NSW
  • Lakes Business Park, Botany, NSW Buildings 6 and 13
  • NABERS-compliant Design Assessment report for proposed Country Energy Field Service Centre, Quirindi NSW

Energy, Carbon Footprint + Water Audits and Assessments

  • Energy Audit (Level 3) for Boambee Bay Resort, Sawtell/Toormina
  • Energy Audit (Level 2) plus Community Savers Grant Application, Sawtell Bowling and Recreation Club, Sawtell, NSW
  • Energy Assessment of Corporate Offices for Key Employment, Coffs Harbour
  • Energy assessments under NSW Government Energy Efficiency for Small Business Program:
    • The Emporium, Bellingen
    • Lifeline, Grafton
    • 360 Financial Vision, Macksville
    • John Lacey Earthmoving/Resurrection Recyclers, Coffs Harbour
    • Bellbowra Pecan and Garlic Farm and Processing Facility, Bowraville
    • Rosegum Timbers, Bellingen
    • Botanic Gardens Visitor’s Centre, Coffs Harbour
  • Energy assessments under NSW Government Energy Efficiency for Small Business Program (in association with Partners Energy):
    • Bellingen Golf Club
    • Coffs Harbour Butterfly House
    • Carobana Confectionery, Korora
    • Safety Beach Ocean Bungalows
    • Way Way Forest Lodge, Scott’s Head
    • Alchemy at Bellingen
    • Kombu Wholefoods, Bellingen
    •   Malibell’s Country Cottages, Brierfield
    • Fitzroy Motor Inn, Grafton
    • Motel Miramar, Nambucca Heads

Building Code of Australia Section J Energy Assessments

  • Quest Serviced Apartments, Campbelltown (for Built Project Managers)
  • Harbour Corner Commercial Industrial Development for Encompass Projects, Coffs Harbour
  • Szary Finishing School, Bonville
  • Orthoactive Medical Centre, Coffs Harbour
  • Church of Christ Sunday School Renovations, Coffs harbour
  • Re-Kindling the Spirit Facility, Goonellabah,
  • Bellingen Youth Centre
  • Cape Byron Steiner School Multi-Purpose Hall, Ewingsdale
  • Urunga Medical Centre, Urunga
  • Newstyle Garages and Sheds Industrial Building, Coffs Harbour South
  • Coffs Harbour Innovation Centre Extension
  • Bamboo and Solar Direct Office Fit-out, Coffs Harbour South
  • Bushman’s Bakery Fit-out, Wingham

Thermal Modelling/Basix Certification

  • Student Residences at University of Sydney Camden Campus (in association with Application Solutions).
  • Assessment for House in Strathfield, NSW for GMD Architects (in association with Application Solutions)
  • Private residence Emerald Beach
  • Private residence, Armidale
  • Multi-residential development, Homebush NSW

2009

Sustainability Consulting

  • Sustainability Consultant to Coffs Harbour City Council on project: Organisational Sustainability – Embedding Cultural Change for Sustainability

Sustainability Culture Change/Education for Sustainability

  • Researcher/Consultant to Southern Cross University School of Tourism + Hospitality (Dr Kurt Seemann) on book draft project on Technacy + Sustainability
  • Presentation to Greater West Architects Network (GREATWAN) on Investigating Sustainable Solutions (in association with Andrew Latimer of Application Solutions), Elizabeth Farm Rosehill, Sydney, 9th July.
  • Presentation on Green Building Rating Schemes and the ESD Brief for the Parliament Square Project, to Architectural Projects, Redfern, Sydney, NSW May.
  • Presentations on the NABERS Office Energy Rating Scheme at AusIndustry Green Building Fund Information Seminars at Tuggerah and Newcastle, April.

Green Design + Sustainability Assessment

  • Preparation of ESD Brief and evaluation of final stage Request for Tender responses from design and construct consortia for the Project Design Jury, Parliament Square Project, Hobart (in association with Application Solutions, Sydney).
  • Sustainability Assessment of the Memod Innovative Building System, Coffs Habour, NSW July.
  • Sustainability Assessment Report for rural residence, Armidale NSW, May.
  • Co-ordination of Sustainability design activities, including Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) for proposed commercial building for Centrelink, Parkes NSW February-May.

NABERS Assessments

  • Co-ordination of NABERS-compliant design activities for proposed commercial building, Parkes NSW February-May.
  • NABERS-compliant Design Assessment reports for proposed Country Energy Field Service Centres at Coolamon, Gloucester and Dorrigo for Country Energy.
  • NABERS Office Energy Assessment, Country Energy Field Service Centre, Taree NSW for Country Energy and NSW Dept of Commerce, March.

Energy, Carbon Footprint + Water Audits and Assessments

  • Dorrigo Rainforest Centre Sustainability Audit (Energy, Water and Waste) for NSW Department of Environment and Climate Change, October 2008 -February 2009.

Building Code of Australia Section J Energy Assessments

  • Yamba Shores Tavern Alterations (Stage 1)
  • Coffs Harbour SES Alterations
  • Office Building, Parkes
  • Bushman’s Bakery Shop Fitout, Tamworth

Thermal Modelling/Basix Certificates

  • House (600m2 +), Wamberal, Central Coast
  • House (450m2+), Nana Glen
  • Duplex Project, Jindabyne
  • Park Beach Rd Units, Coffs Harbour (7 Units, 3 Attached Dwellings)
  • Unit Development, Rose Bay, Sydney (8 Units)

2008

Sustainability Consulting

  • Participation in Project Team overseeing final production, installation and grand opening of the Sawtell Rotary Centenary Clock Project, Sawtell NSW August.
  • Evaluation of Expression of Interest submissions from design and construct consortia for the Project Design Jury, Parliament Square Project, Hobart (in association with Application Solutions, Sydney) 2008/2009.
  • Preparation of three White Papers on Green Building topics for Project Control Group, Sydney 2008

Sustainability Culture Change/Education for Sustainability

  • Presentation on Green Building Principles and Rating Schemes to Country Energy, Port Macquarie NSW, October.
  • Delivery of HIA Greensmart Professional Training, Coffs Harbour, May and November.
  • Presentation on Technacy + Sustainability to Linking Desert Knowledge to Middle School Innovation Workshop  – Alice Springs – 10-13th June 2008, for the ASISTM Innovation, Indigenous Technology and Science Education Project.

Green Design + Sustainability Assessment

  • Evaluation of Expression of Interest submissions from design and construct consortia for the Project Design Jury, Parliament Square Project, Hobart (in association with Application Solutions, Sydney) 2008/2009.

NABERS Assessments

  • NABERS-compliant Design Assessment reports for proposed Country Energy Field Service Centres at Goondiwindi, Lockhart and Harden, for Country Energy.
  • NABERS Office Energy Assessment, Centrelink, Nambucca NSW.

Building Code of Australia Section J Energy Assessments

  • Bushmans Bakery Central Facility Coffs Harbour NSW
  • Collingwood Retail (2 shops), Offices (5 Offices) and Apartments, Coffs Harbour Jetty
  • New Indigenous Pre-School, South Kempsey
  • Mighty River Ford New Car Showroom and Offices, Grafton
  • Wetseal National Corporate Offices and Training Base, Coffs Harbour
  • New Sikh Temple, Woolgoolga
  • Medical Specialist Practice, Coffs Harbour
  • Office Re-fit, Coffs Harbour
  • K+J Trucks Alterations and Additions, Coffs Harbour South
  • Interrelate Office Re-fit, Coffs Harbour
  • Unit development, Coffs Harbour Jetty
  • Retail shops, Centro Toormina, Toormina
  • Coffs Harbour Meals On Wheels
  • Yamba Sport and Recreation Centre
  • Bushman’s Bakery Shop Fitouts at Centro Toormina and Sawtell

Thermal Modelling/Basix Certificates

  • Villas, Coffs Harbour (2 units)
  • Duplex Alterations + Additions, Mullaway
  • Apartments and House Extension, Coffs Harbour Jetty
  • House (500m2+), Inverell
  • Allambie Apartments, Coffs Harbour Jetty (7 Units)
  • Woolgoolga Tavern Apartments (8 Units)
  • Apartments, Collingwood Street, Coffs Harbour (8 Units)
  • Townhouses, Woolgoolga (4 Townhouses)
  • House (450m2+), Urunga

2007

Sustainability Consulting

  • Preparation of Environment and Sustainability Policy for Project Control Group, Sydney November.
  • Research consultant for fieldwork and report writing and editing for Lifecycles Project (Desert Knowledge CRC project number 5.705), DK-CRC Southern Cross University, 2005-2007.

Sustainability Culture Change/Education for Sustainability

  • Presentation on Sustainability Principles to Linking Desert Knowledge to Middle School Innovation Workshop  – Armidale – 18th May 2007, for the ASISTM Innovation, Indigenous Technology and Science Education Project.
  • One-day workshop on BCA Section J Energy Efficiency provisions for Moree Plains Shire Council, Moree NSW, July.

Building Code of Australia Section J Energy Assessments

  • Ticket Office and Amenities Building, Hippo Water Slides, Big Banana, Coffs Harbour
  • Retail Building, Park Beach ,Coffs Harbour
  • Retail and Office Building, Sawtell
  • Brekky-Baa Restaurant, Coffs Harbour
  • Watson’s Caravans Accessories Showroom, Coffs Harbour
  • Surfside Apartments, Woolgoolga
  • Kegel 9 Pin Bowling facility, Coffs Harbour
  • Technolinks Classroom, Boambee Public School
  • Park Beach Rd Child Care Centre, Coffs Harbour
  • Classroom for Steiner School, Coffs Harbour
  • 2 Office Buildings, St Marys, Sydney

Thermal Modelling/Basix Certificates

  • House (500m2+), Suffolk Park
  • House, Sawtell
  • Collingwood Retail, Offices and Apartments (15 Units)
  • Wybalena Townhouses, Toormina (3 Townhouses)
  • House, Nambucca Heads
  • Camperdown St Units, Coffs Harbour Jetty (9 Units)
  • Moore St Units, Coffs Harbour (10 Units)
  • Oak St Townhouses, Moree (16 Townhouses)

2006

Sustainability Consulting

  • Preparation of research report on materials and techniques for the Sawtell Rotary Centenary Clock for Coffs Harbour City Council, May.
  • Research consultant for fieldwork and report writing and editing for Lifecycles Project (Desert Knowledge CRC project number 5.705), DK-CRC Southern Cross University, 2005-2007.

Green Design + Sustainability Assessment

  • Trial of Green Star Office design tool on green office building project for Schimminger Architects, Coffs Harbour.

NABERS Assessments

  • NABERS Office Energy Assessment, Centrelink, Nambucca NSW.

Thermal Modelling/Basix Certificates

  • King St Units, Coffs Harbour (5 Units)
  • Unit Development (13 dwellings), Nambucca Heads
  • Catholic Club Villas (5 dwellings) Coffs Harbour

2005

Sustainability Consulting

  • Research consultant to Aged Services Learning and Research Collaboration, Southern Cross University, Coffs Harbour Investigating Models of Affordable Housing for Older People and People with Disabilities in the Mid-North Coast Region of New South Wales.
  • Research consultant for fieldwork and report writing and editing for Lifecycles Project (Desert Knowledge CRC project number 5.705), DK-CRC Southern Cross University, 2005-2007.

Thermal Modelling/Basix Certificates

  • Surfside Woolgoolga (6 dwellings)