Building Design Seminars by Eco Architect Gareth Cole

Talk Energy Efficient Planning
Introduction to Energy efficient Principles used in the design of an energy efficient building.

Gareth Cole will demonstrate how the 5 principles used in planning a home so it will be energy efficient. this was developend into a policy a dn won a national enegy managemen award . Over 74 councils now use these policies in NSW Australia.

Post Conference Workshop: Monday 9th August
Building Construction Materials and Methods
Gareth will discuss the building materials he selects in the construction of his eco buildings.
You will see a Powerpoint presentation covering each of the main materials used in his buildings.
Eg; Concrete Slabs, Water, Hebel, Roofing, Insulation and Timber. In other words connecting the Principles with simple materials to make the building work
Living in Healthy house will be covered in part , the low toxic house , for allegy sufferers and just healthy living.

Energy Systems for Town and Country Areas
Gareth will explain the different types of energy systems used
for basic solar hot water throught to running power of the grid, grid interactive and ways to design and handle the varous systems and issus out in the market especally for remote areas. Gareth won the silver medal for a house in the desert of Australia that has no water power or sewer connected
So waters systems, sewer and remote power systems will be covered where you will see what is involved in making your building project alternative or not.

The Ecologie team at GCA Architects are among Australia's foremost architects
specialists in Ecologically Sustainable Development (ESD), Energy Efficiency, Passive Solar Design, Energy Policy and Product Assessment Consultants with specific ESD experience for over 30 years.

Specialist ESD expertise and experience includes:
_ Integrated energy efficient, ESD project design, strategies & assessment
_ Commercial, residential & eco-tourism design - innovative materials, low energy & ESD
_ Eco-rating of materials (including embodied energy & environmental impact)
_ Whole-of-life-cycle analysis
_ Preparation and auditing of Environmental Management Plans (design, construction and operation)
_ Residential & Commercial Energy Efficiency & ESD Policy
_ SEDA Building Greenhouse Ratings and NatHERS Residential building project thermal simulation & ratings
_ the design and implementation of the Solecta Energy Policy - winning the National Management Award 1995
_ Healthy and low allergy building design, strategies and assessment
_ Renewable Energy power generation and sustainable resource utilization;
_ Local Government Consultants
_ ESD Product Assessment and Communication
_ Gareth Cole (President), and Founder of the Ecological Architects Association 1995
_ Gareth Chaired the Royal Australian Institute of Architects (RAIA) ESD committee

ESD Projects
ESD Strategic advice and initiatives; Product, Materials Eco-rating, Audits, Ratings and Energy Performance Statements and Advice:
_ Sydney Olympic ESD initiative and strategies for the Olympic Centre, Homebush NSW - ESD Strategies;
_ Avoca Eco Residential Development, ESD strategies, NatHERS Thermal rating (65 dwellings)
_ Olympic Games Village- ESD House design and planning Strategies + Eco-ratings,
_ Buckleys Furniture Showroom, Artarmon National Energy Management finalist
_ Integral Energy -Eco village Report and Management Plan for Bathurst NSW.

ESD & Energy Policy Projects
Developers & implimenters of DTAP, Australia's first Energy Efficiency Policy for Concord Council;
Developers & implimenters of Solecta Australia's first combined ESD & Energy Efficiency Polices .
Training for Ku ring gai, Greater Lakes , Baulkham Hills & Hornsby Councils;
Policy and scorecard development and NatHERS correlation,, project management, officer training and implementation of
Eco Policy to SEDA (Sustainable Energy Development Authority) of the modified Solecta policy in 35 Local Government areas
Developers & implimenters of ESDAM, an ESD rating system developed for the DUAP City West Planning Group
Preliminary initiative for some Olympic building designs

ESD Architecture:
Over 700 ESD, energy efficient, healthy, low-chemical and low allergy homes, townhouses and interiors
Winner of Master Builder awards from 1983 to 2001 and HIA awards - some 45 awards over the last 15 years
Over 165 -5 star Energy Efficient Design Awards
Allora Eco Mews- 75 Eco- homes Wollongong (DA)
Avoca Eco tourism Resort Avoca (DA)
Buckley's furniture Showroom - Commercial building, Artarmon NSW
ECO resort Mt Victoria- refurbishment

ESD Milestones:
2001 Winner of the Francis Greenway Silver Medal for the totally autonomous eco house - Bourke NSW
2001 Winner of the Gold medal for outstanding contribution to eco architecture in Australia over the past 20 years
2000 Winner of the Hornsby Eco and Energy Efficient Award
Winner of the Dr Greenland Architecture Award for contribution to eco architecture
Written 3 books of solar architecture in Australia
Produced 3 documentary films on solar design and implimentation 1983-1986
Help produced the Environment Design Guide and Chairman and presenter of the Eco forums 1995- 1999
Winner of the HIA and Master builders award for Energy Efficeient building from 1983 to 1999

ECOLOGIE Building and Design - GCA Eco Architects are creative Eco designers and effective ESD agents with the expertise to undertake and manage the entire spectrum of architectural services integrated seamlessly with ESD and Energy Efficiency components of projects from inception to construction.

We have a proven track record of delivering innovative ESD initiatives at net cost, on time, as design team leaders and as strategic ESD educators and innovators.