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
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.
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 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 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.
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.