Building for better lives / Conference sessions

Sunrise session: workshop

Thursday 30 November 2017
7.45am – 8.55am
Meeting room C2.5+C2.6, ICC

SUN2: Energising low income housing – energy innovation in practice

How can housing become more energy efficient, reducing spiralling energy costs for tenants, housing providers and lower income homeowners? Some community housing providers see environmentally sustainable housing as one way to mitigate risk and deliver reduced operational and maintenance costs.

Limited capacity session, please register online

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Mr Alex Houlston
Co-founder & Director, Energy for the People
Alex is co-founder and Director of Energy for the People. He leads the development and management of strategic partnerships, and project delivery. Alex has lived and breathed major sustainable housing projects for over a decade. He thrives on building relationship... view
Mr Andrew Brooks
General Manager, Development & Property Services, SGCH Group
Andrew Brooks joined SGCH in 2013 and as the General Manager has responsibility for the Group’s Development and Property Services. Andrew leads the Development team in planning and delivering new residential development projects, and has responsibility for the Property Servic... view
Mr Keith Tarlo
Principal Policy Officer - NSW Office of Environment and Heritage
Keith Tarlo is a Principal Policy Officer, Climate and Resource Efficiency Policy in the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage. He led the development of the NSW Government’s energy saving program to reduce energy bills for vulnerable households and soci... view
Mr Ralton Benn
Project Manager, Access Housing Australia Ltd
Ralton Benn is a professional with such an expansive range of experience over the past twenty years in the successful delivery projects and programs in local, state and national settings that he labels himself a ‘generalist’. Ralton has worked f... view


Ms Nina Bailey
Senior Project Officer, Home Energy Action Program, NSW Office of Environment and Heritage
Nina has more than a decade’s experience managing innovative household resource efficiency programs. She has worked around Australia, with the Australian Conservation Foundation (GreenHome Program, winner of the 2007 Banksia Award for Education) and Environme... view