Principal – Built Environment
I came to work in sustainability after a life journey that included building theatres in Europe and installing solar powered pumping systems in East Timor. I discovered along the way that individuals, and even large organisations, want to feel they are doing their part in creating a sustainable future – but they need guidance. A mix of mythology, presumptions and mis-information conspire to de-rail these good intentions.
My approach is to combine a strong background in technology and the first principles of physics, with an intuitive understanding of how best to intervene in processes to realise my passion for better, more sustainable outcomes that empower the people involved. One Planet Living is a tool that helps me do this by clearly articulating a definition of ‘sustainability’ and by providing a framework for projects and organisations to create their own strategy.
Mark has been working as a sustainability expert for 10 years since moving from energy specific roles to work on a more holistic approach to development. He has worked on sustainability projects throughout Australia and works on direct design interventions for built form projects as well as strategic approaches for organisations.
He advises on energy efficiency, energy conservation and renewable energy systems for buildings and he has project experience with most major sustainability frameworks, including U.S. based LEED, Australia’s Green Star and EnviroDevelopment, NABERS, NatHERS and One Planet Living.
Mark assisted LandCorp to achieve Western Australia’s first One Planet Community endorsement at WGV, near Fremantle. He has also been involved in the City of Fremantle’s One Planet Council program, including delivering the City’s Corporate Energy Management Plan in 2017, which seeks to further the goals set under the City’s ‘Zero Carbon’ plan.
Prior to his time at Josh Byrne & Associates, Mark spent five years managing the Sustainability Group at NDY Perth. This work followed an earlier career in construction and renewable energy engineering in Europe, South East Asia, America and East Timor.
Bachelor of Engineering (Renewable Energy & Control Engineering)
Bachelor of Science (Sustainable Energy Management)