APHA's popular PH Exchange virtual event is back! Our guest speakers will be presenting on the topic 'My First Passive House Project'. Q+A to follow.
Our speakers include:
Simone Schenkel, Founder of Gruen Eco Design
Simone is a certified Passive House designer and the founder at Gruen Eco Design, whose mission is to make energy efficient homes a staple in the Australian landscape. Everyone should have the right to live in a comfortable house that does not cost the earth!
She has used the passion, experience and knowledge she gained from her upbringing and architectural studies in Germany to create Gruen Eco Design. A business where she works with her clients to create not only beautifully designed homes that won’t cost the earth. But also homes that are healthy, thermally comfortable, energy efficient and resilient for future generations.
Simone loves making the world a better place by improving the way houses are built. And helping others to live a more sustainable life.
Rory Martin, Sustainbility Manager at Frasers Property Australia
With over 10 years’ experience in Europe, Asia, North America and Australia, Rory leads the sustainability team at Frasers Property Australia in advising the organisation on achieving its sustainability goals, as well as leading the Climate Risk and Resilience function for Frasers Property globally. He also supports a number of industry bodies through volunteer roles, including as a Director of the Australian Passive House Association.
Rory is a registered Architect, holding both a Bachelor of Architecture with Honours and a Master of Science in Environmental Design with Distinction. He participates on multiple industry panels, speaks regularly at local and international conferences, guest tutors at universities and has been recognised through award wins and nominations for his work in both design and sustainability.
John Beurle, Sustainability Advisor at Development Victoria
John has transitioned from a career in IT and technology innovation into sustainability and construction, focussing on building better buildings and Passive House adoption. He built his own certified Passive House Low Energy home, fell in love with Passive House and became a Passive House Consultant working with clients on their dream homes. In 2018 John joined the APHA board and currently leads the Partnerships working group with fellow board members. John recently joined Development Victoria as a Sustainability Advisor supporting the Carbon Neutral goals of the Victorian Government in the built environment.
Joe Mercieca, Founder of Blue Eco Homes
With over 30 years’ experience in commercial and residential construction, Joe’s expertise and passion in the building industry has been instrumental in the growth of Blue Eco Homes. His leadership skills have seen the business grow, while his considered approach to the needs and motivation of his clients and his genuine desire for quality and sustainable construction has resulted in many successful and award-winning projects. Joe is a Certified Passive House Tradesperson as well as a HIA GreenSmart Professional and Master Builders Green Living builder.
Armed with a strong belief that ‘no challenge is too big’, Joe is leading the way in sustainable construction, which has naturally led to his interest in Passive House. This extends to the launch of a Certified Passive Display home built to bushfire BAL-FZ (Flame Zone) standard in the Blue Mountains NSW in order to promote the benefits of Passive House to the industry and wider community. Joe is involved in various influential construction groups to encourage the education and development of current industry bodies, staff and regulations, including his current role as vice chair of the Housing Industry Association (NSW) Training and Membership Committee and the APHA Board of Directors.
WHEN: Wednesday 18th May, 6:30pm - 8:00pm,
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