Housing future communities /

Minor concurrent session

Thursday 29 August 2019
11.00am – 12.30pm

Affordable and environmentally efficient housing

A series of case studies where environmental responsibility and efficiency is at the centre of housing programs. This includes energy efficiency decision-making in the apartment building to improving energy efficiency in the community housing sector.



Andrew Brooks
General Manager, Development and Property Services, SGCH
Andrew joined SGCH in May 2013 to lead the leveraging strategy associated with the vested portfolio of Nation Building assets. In December 2013, Andrew assumed responsibility for the Development and Construction team and the Property Services team. Before joining SG... view
Jess Pomeroy
Policy & Projects, Community Housing Industry Association Victoria (CHIA Vic)
Jess is the policy and projects officer at CHIA Vic, the peak body that represents the not-for-profit community housing sector in Victoria. Jess has over a decade of experience working in housing policy and resear... view
Rory Martin
Sustainability Manager for Residential, Frasers Property Australia
With 10 years industry experience, Rory leads the sustainability agenda for Frasers Property Residential Business Unit, encompassing everything from new growth corridor communities to high density infill developments, and almost everything in between. He holds both a Bachelor of Architectu... view
Matthew Daly
Sustainability & Environment Fellow, University of Wollongong
Dr Matthew Daly is an Associate Research Fellow at the University of Wollongong’s Sustainable Building Research Centre. Matt has worked on a number of government funded projects examining energy efficiency in the residential housing sector, including decision-making in new bui... view
Alex Houlston
Director and Co-founder, BOOMPower
Alex is a passionate and successful entrepreneur, who combines his strategic thinking with practical project experience and a collaborative approach. Since 2005, he has been part of some of Australia, and the UK’s most innovative, multi-million-dollar clean energy projects. Al... view


Joanna Best
Partner, Troppo Architects
Jo has been living in the Northern Territory for 16 years, during which time she has worked from the desert to the islands. She is a vocal advocate for human-friendly buildings that embrace and revel in their environment. Her knowled... view