PC specialises in Integrated Building Design; using simulation tools to assist in the design and delivery of sustainable buildings. He has a Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering, followed by 25 years' 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 is an Auditor, Trainer and Supervisor, and an Independent Design Review Panel (IDRP) member for the National Australian Building Environmental Rating Scheme (NABERS). He is also an accredited professional with the Green Star scheme for rating broader building sustainability and a member of the Green Star Faculty and Independent Chair. PC was previously a committee member on the International Energy Agency Task for Validation and Testing of Building Energy Simulation Software. He was invited to be a member on Working Groups that helped develop the energy efficiency provisions for the BCA.
PC enjoys working in a team environment to help deliver sustainable, high performance buildings. He is a founding Director of Team Catalyst Proprietary Limited, with the motto, "Driving Sustainability Through Teamwork"!
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GS has over 25 years in the Heating Ventilating and Air Conditioning (HVAC) industry. He specialises in providing optimal solutions that maximise HVAC plant efficiency and minimise green house gas emissions using simulation tools and selection software. He has extensive knowledge of products, systems, and control strategies that make up large central plant air conditioning systems for both industrial and commercial applications. He has a degree in Mechanical Engineering and Executive MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management.
GS is an Accredited Assessor, Trainer and Supervisor with the NABERS scheme and is a Green Star Accredited Professional with the Green Star scheme for broader building sustainability. GS has ascertained accreditation as a CBD assessor for BEEC ratings, and also trains assessors for the CBD lighting assessment. He is Director, Team Catalyst Pty Ltd., whose core expertise is in helping large buildings reduce their greenhouse emissions by improving energy efficiency.
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