How can regional Australia profit from current resources and energy developments for a sustainable growth.
The discussion panel will debate sustainable growth scenarios in regional/remote Australia. The panel is assembled from a cross disciplinary section of experts in the fields of architecture, urban planning, sustainable design and professional bodies like UDIA and mining corporations.
About the Speakers:
Nicolas Perren, Chair
Nicolas Perren, Joint Managing Director and Founder of TEKTUM, is an expert in the design and manufacture of sustainable, ready-made housing solutions specifically suited to Australia’s unique environment. Nicolas has spent the past five years developing an understanding of the housing challenges currently facing Australia. Nicolas also has a combined 20 years’ experience in the residential housing sector in Germany, Switzerland and the United States. As an architect, Nicolas is focused on the development of holistically sustainable homes that are visually appealing, functional, safe and affordable.
His design philosophy centres on the creation of dynamic living spaces that are energy and cost efficient, and which leave only a minor footprint on the environment. Nicolas is a NSW Registered Architect (#8000) holds a Master in Architecture (ETHZ) and qualifications in Property Finance & Development and Sustainable Design.
Stevan Green is the Managing Director of SUSOP Pty Ltd, an organisation specialising in managing the implementation of sustainable development and reducing business and societal risks.Prior to this, Stevan was the CEO of the Centre for Sustainable Resource Processing which developed technological solutions for the minerals processing industry to help reduce ecological impact.Stevan has gained a wealth of experience in management and engineering both in Australia and internationally. He has worked with BHP Billiton, Shell, Qenos, the Government of Mozambique and others in oil and gas, mining, and chemical processing. He is a Chartered Professional Engineer with an Honours degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Western Australia.
Duncan Maclaine joined UDIA (Qld) in May 2011, as Director of Policy & Economic Research. Duncan has a strong background in economics, policy and property research having previously held positions as an economist at the Reserve Bank of Australia, Macquarie Bank and more recently as a policy advisor in the public sector. He holds an honours degree in economics and post graduate qualifications in applied finance.
Haico joined Arup in 1997 and has since been involved in many successful multidisciplinary buildings design. His approach to design stems from his experience as both architect and building physicist, integrating passive thermal strategies, natural daylight and building systems. With a passion for all things sustainable he is focused on achieving real change. He is currently the leader of the Sydney ESD Group which specialises in sustainable buildings. Having worked in England, US, Holland and Japan, Haico has accrued a broad international experience which is reflected in his ability to integrate different skills in different environments and projects. He has worked on a variety of climate engineered spaces to deliver comfort including outdoor and semi conditioned spaces.