PC specialises in Integrated Building Design; using simulation tools to assist in the design and delivery of sustainable buildings, in particular, in predicting the performance of the mechanical services. He has a Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering, 20 years of consulting, research and teaching experience in Sustainable Buildings, Building Energy Simulation, Energy Auditing, Energy Efficiency in Buildings, and Solar Energy. He understands the philosophy of all green building rating schemes in Australia that relate to non-residential buildings, namely the National Australian Building Environmental Rating Scheme (NABERS), the mandatory Commercial Building Disclosure scheme (CBD), GreenStar (equivalent to LEED) and Section-J of the Building Code of Australia (BCA). He is involved at some level with teaching, developing or reviewing each of them. PC enjoy’s working in a team environment to help design and retrofit buildings to deliver sustainable, high performance buildings. He is a founding Director of Team Catalyst Proprietary Limited, with the motto, “Driving Sustainability Through Teamwork”!
PC is also Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Sydney.