Designing for 7 Stars + Big Ass Fans Factory Tour

Join us for a collaborative event between Building Design Queensland and Design Matters National as our industry comes together to discuss this hot topic.



Whatever your opinion, 7 stars is currently a central part of NCC 2022, and it’s time to discuss it. We will also explore solutions and ideas for achieving it at this interactive and essential event for all Building Design Industry Professionals.

We've got an industry, academic and government perspective on the impending move to a more energy efficient built environment, with a panel full of knowledgable industry experts.


Come with questions, an open mind and prepare to be immersed in the future of sustainability. Worth 2 CPD points, this is a great event for members both experienced and new. The panel discussion will be followed by a tour of the Big Ass Fans factory, plus food, drinks and networking.



Event Panel

Tori Walker
Building Energy Ratings and Advice

Tori Walker is the Principal Consultant at BERA (Building Energy Ratings and Advice).  She has been involved in the design of homes for over 15 years and has worked with Building Designers, Architects, Builders and Energy Assessors both professionally and personally during this time.  Victoria has completed a Certificate IV in NatHERS Assessments and is accredited with Design Matters National.  She enjoys helping clients understand and maximise the energy efficiency of their homes.

Michael Ross
MR Building Designs

Michael is a founding Partner of MR Building Design. Having graduated QUT in 2012, he has extensive experience across a broad range of projects, with his early years focused on both residential and commercial. Today, Michael focuses on his passion in residential designs, such as new homes and Queenslander renovations, in addition to his expert knowledge of commercial and educational fit out projects.

Michael’s passion for architecture began from a young age. He often found himself on construction sites as his parents always built their own homes, which lead to Michael developing a passion for design and architecture. Michael says one of the most rewarding aspects of being a building designer, is seeing the end result. Standing in front of a home that you designed is extremely satisfying, but watching clients’ faces as their dreams are made into reality is priceless.

Paul Worroll

Paul has been a qualified architect since 1992 and is experienced in both the business and practice of architecture. Paul strongly believes in the positive impact that architecture has on place and its community, and it is this passion that continues to drive him to stay relevant in an ever evolving industry. Paul has a strong ethos of giving back to the architectural community, through membership of the AIA chapter council and sustainability committee, via community speaking engagements and through mentoring architectural students.

Paul’s expertise within practice lies in the overseeing and directing of large-scale projects, and he gets an enormous sense of accomplishment from bringing design concepts to fruition from their inception. Paul also enjoys the relationship building of small project architecture and education clients on the benefits of using an architect. He is driven to utilising sustainable practices and improving our understanding of our environment impact in the design and building process.

Jeremy Salmon
Jeremy Salmon Architecture

Jeremy Salmon has been the principal of Jeremy Salmon Architects since 1993. The practice focuses on new houses and renovations and has an impressive body of work predominately located in Southeast Queensland. Projects in Northern Queensland, NSW and Victoria have also been completed. Jeremy’s commitment to accessible sustainable solutions that can be enjoyed by the residents for many years has been recognised through architectural commendations and the Harry Marks Award for Sustainable Architecture. Our current motivation is maximum transformation from minimum change.

Rebecca Steffanoni
Big Ass Fans
Rebecca came to Big Ass Fans with a Bachelor of Business and Commerce and has been with the company for six years with experience working across the residential, commercial and industrial markets. Her special interest in passive design and sustainability led Rebecca to help develop Big Ass Fans growth in new construction and retrofit projects where energy efficiency is key. 
Rebecca received technical training at corporate headquarters in Lexington, Kentucky and she enjoys assisting architects, designers and engineers in making their projects more sustainable through Big Ass Fans' ability to reduce construction costs, minimise ductwork, increase comfort and lower energy costs.
5/23/2022 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
E. Australia Standard Time
Big Ass Fans HQ 35 French Street Eagle Farm 4009
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