Attend to learn:
- How to set targets & develop energy efficiency strategies
- How to develop a business case & determine the best financial model
- The innovative contract & delivery models to ensure project success
City of Yarra
With 15 years experience working in and with Local Government to support improved environmental outcomes, Michael currently manages the Sustainability Unit at the City of Yarra in Melbourne. The Sustainability Unit develops the overarching environmental strategies for Yarra, with a specific focus on greenhouse and energy efficiency, adaptation, urban forest, sustainability integration in Council, and community behaviour change.
Yarra has successfully set strong greenhouse targets, policies and programs, resulting in a reduction in organisational emissions of 38% and over 25% of energy being generated from low carbon sources by Council. Yarra is a certified Carbon Neutral Organisation, won the United Nations of Australia Award for Local Government Excellence in Environmental Management in 2013, and in 2014 was certified as Australia’s first One Planet Council.
Prior to Yarra, Michael worked in the Environment Unit at the City of Melbourne and at ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability in leadership roles in Sustainable Purchasing and as National Manager – Cities for Climate Protection program. Michael holds a Bachelor of Environmental Science (hons.).
St Vincent’s Health Australia
Matt has over 20 years’ experience in environmental management and sustainability. Matt joined St Vincent’s Health Australia, in his current position as Group Manager – Energy and Environment, in February 2011. During the 4 years prior, Matt worked as the Energy Conservation and Sustainability Manager for Jones Lang LaSalle, providing energy efficiency and environmental management expertise to a portfolio of 9 Federal Government Departments with a portfolio of over 1000 sites and 1 million square metres of space. Matt delivered services in such areas as environmental management system (EMS) development, energy efficiency project implementation, legislative reporting, environmental compliance, and energy procurement.
Before joining Jones Lang LaSalle, Matt spent 3 years as a client side project manager in the development of the 40,000 square metre Centrelink Headquarters in Canberra, and a short period assisting the National Blood Authority on reform of the Red Cross Blood Bank asset portfolio.
Matt is currently rolling out SVHA’s National Energy Action Plan a large scale and multi-stream energy efficiency programme covering multiple technologies such as lighting, solar panels, solar hot water, and voltage optimisation, with a budget of approximately $20 million. Matt is an accredited NABERS and CBD Assessor, and Environmental Auditor, and holds a BA in Communications from the University of Canberra, Diploma in Project Management from University of New England, and a Masters with Excellence in Environmental Management through the University of NSW.
University of Queensland
Andrew is responsible for leading energy management and corporate sustainability at the University of Queensland. Prior to this, he has held roles in local government and several consulting firms. He specialises in all aspects of corporate energy management, and has undertaken projects in South Africa, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, West Africa, and throughout Australia.
Office of Environment and Heritage NSW
Susan currently manages the Sustainable Government Team at the Office of Environment and Heritage. Susan’s role is to help drive resource efficiency action across the whole of NSW government through a range of programs and service offerings. These include facilitating action in energy, water, waste and clean air through the Government Resource Efficiency Policy. In addition, Susan’s team administers the $95 million Government Finance Facility which provides loans to finance energy efficiency projects at government facilities such as prisons, hospitals and schools.
Several of the programs Susan leads are playing a key role in transforming the energy efficiency market through working with industry to deliver projects with government. An emerging area that the NSW government is leading in is the establishment of a panel of solar providers to deliver power purchase agreements.
Prior to this role, Susan designed, implemented and managed the country’s largest household retrofit program to vulnerable households which later won a Premier’s award. Susan has almost 10 years delivering energy efficiency projects in government and also has experience and qualifications in public health and the not for profit sector.
Value Added Engineering
VAE Group is a specialist HVAC and BMS Engineering and Service provider, with our headquarters based in Brisbane Australia. VAE Group’s design construct and ongoing services capability spans all segments of the built environment and extends into industrial, major infrastructure including the demanding mining and heavy engineering applications. Specialising in Asset and Energy Management the VAE Group can provide valuable insights into your business operational and energy efficiency via our Bitpool and Bureau offers.
Highlighted at this conference is our Bitpool offer. Bitpool is a cloud based data collection platform for mining data from buildings, specifically HVAC and Utilities (energy, water and gas). This data can be made visual for any end user audience application or can be analysed by VAE Group in order to provide value add services to the customer for Energy and Building Performance Optimisation.
The combined strength of VAE Group and Bitpool allows us to venture into ‘Smart City’ style projects spanning multiple buildings. Come and discover the tailored solutions we have developed and implemented for Councils, Universities and multi-site customers.
Ironbark Sustainability is a specialist consultancy that works with over 200 councils around Australia by assisting them to reduce energy and water usage through sustainable asset management and data management. Our areas of expertise include council buildings, street lighting, funding, data management and strategy development.
Trellis by Balance Carbon is a state of the art utility cost management system providing total clarity on your utilities data for sustainability, faster. Incorporating a state of the art automatic PDF bill reading engine and intuitive geographical interface providing detailed analysis of utility performance across assets including utility consumption, cost and bill approval processes, TRELLIS has been developed engaging with a strong Local Government, University, Banking & Finance and Retail user group base.
Additionally, the team behind Trellis span NGER Auditors, Engineers, Scientists and Sustainability professional s, making the support for Trellis customers and their ability to unlock savings and sustainability performance opportunities second to none.
Vivid Industrial is an Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) lighting solutions business, providing customised, intelligent and energy efficient solutions to enhance industrial and infrastructure businesses, supported by innovative funding options such as “Save and Share” and Lighting as a Service.
Ilum-A-Lite a Vivid Industrial Company
We will give you real cost savings and environmental benefits via our comprehensive range of energy saving solutions. Our products offer industry-leading warranties and performance and are reliable and easy to use.
Expect first-rate customer service that is agile and responsive. We also offer fully researched proposals that detail projected energy savings and
ROI – at no charge to you.
Deal with a team whose knowledge, expertise and reputation for excellence has been developed over many years. We focus on delivering customised solutions that our clients are consistently delighted with.
Lowa Lighting is a proudly Australian owned and operated company founded in 2006 that has emerged as one of the leading suppliers of commercial LED lighting, working with various end users to minimise their energy usage and environmental impact.
All products utilise the latest LED technology to offer greater benefits than current conventional lighting solutions. Products demonstrate very consistent illumination and have a significantly longer
life span than common light sources.
Our project management team is dedicated to providing exceptional lighting solutions with long term benefits for your business. Offering a turnkey solution from audit all the way to install, creating a fully integrated, end-to-end service.
Lowa is accredited under the Energy Savings Scheme (ESS), an initiative created by the NSW Government that has been in effect since July 1, 2009. The primary objective of the ESS is designed to increase opportunities to improve energy efficiency, mainly through the replacement of existing technology in areas including lighting.
Lowa can also facilitate projects through the Victorian Energy Efficient Target (VEET) Scheme through its product accreditation.
Lowa enjoys an exclusive partnership with the Onelight Brand with product manufacturing capabilities and facilities enabling custom design and solution proficiencies.
Siemens is a global technology powerhouse that commenced its Australian operations in 1872 and New Zealand operations in 1876. The company is well established in both countries, focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization in industries as diverse as medical imaging equipment, building technologies, wind turbines, oil and gas, mining, and trains.
One of the world’s largest producers of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies, Siemens invests more than AUD $5.7 billion in research and development every year.In infrastructure and industry solutions the company plays a pioneering role, contributing to cities that are more sustainable, resilient and accessible. Integrated systems and automated technologies such as smart grids, intelligent buildings and mobility solutions to keep people on the move help to create a smart infrastructure built to last. Solutions from Siemens are helping to create metropolitan areas worth living in – places where people can enjoy
What People Are Saying
“The conference was very informative with great key presenters offering a broad spectrum of knowledge.”Energy Management Coordinator, Council of City of Gold Coast
“Great conference, with in depth presentations from a diverse range of local governments. The networking opportunities were invaluable!”Corporate & Sustainability Planning Specialist, Coffs Harbour City Council
“This was a great conference that brought together leaders in the field of energy efficiency and sustainability in local government. A fabulous opportunity to hear about best practices, insights and learnings from projects, and new and emerging trends.”Principal Consultant, Pitt and Sherry
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