Our passion is building performance, for the benefit of the occupants and the environment. We pursue healthy, comfortable and energy efficient buildings and promote the use of the Passivhaus standard as best practice.
Grün exists to create a better built environment.
We want to be partners in the process to realising inspiring projects, and to contribute in the evolution of the sustainable built environment. We don’t want to be consultants who operate at arm’s length on other people’s work. We seek personal and professional growth by virtue of what we engage in. We want to better the world – we live here too.
Grün seeks to operate with purpose. Our mantra is to combine and conquer. Partnerships and collaboration are the future of our business. We don’t have financial models, charts or graphs to project our future. We like that it isn’t planned. We seek great projects where we are fairly compensated, but also where we have an opportunity to explore what’s possible.
Grün was created from opportunity and with opportunity in mind; we see our processes as an evolution and will seek to do better on every project. It’s not just for us. but for those we work with and deliver projects for.
In 2017 Grün Consulting entered into a closer relationship with Inhabit, a design-led engineering company specialised in facades, but also offering services relating to the whole building including Building Physics, Sustainability, Acoustics, Lighting and Logistics. Together, Grün Consulting and Inhabit offer consultancy across the building lifecycle from concept and schematic design to tendering and construction. More information …
Meet the Team
Clare Parry, Director
Clare has had a lifelong interest in best practice building design, involving a holistic approach to achieve sustainable measures and provide a better option in the longer term, both for the client & the environment. Her focus is on building performance, and she works extensively with the Passivhaus standard. Her work as a sustainability consultant and mechanical engineer has involved experience as a Certified Passivhaus Designer, Trainer and Building Certifier, LEED AP, Green Star AP, WELL AP, NABERS and CBD Assessor.
In 2011 Clare founded the Australian Passive House Association and has been involved as a Director until late 2017. She is one of the first Certified Passivhaus Designers in Australia, and one of only two Passivhaus Certifiers. She is a certified Passivhaus trainer as well and you can often see her speak at national and international conferences.
Marcus Strang, Sustainability Engineer
Marcus completed a Masters of Civil Engineering at the University of Melbourne, contributing to the 2014 Solar Decathlon building in Munich and as an energy security researcher in Chiang Mai. As a Certified Passivhaus Designer he has accrued experience across leading sustainability projects. He specialises in energy and thermal bridge modelling.
Marcus has been the Representative for Victoria at the Australian Passive House Association since 2016 and he was elected as a Board Director in 2017.
Daniela Tartaglia, Sustainability Consultant
Daniela is an Environmental Engineer with a keen interest in high-efficiency buildings, including Net Zero Carbon and Passivhaus. Daniela’s experience includes work as part of Monash University’s Engineering and Sustainability team, embedding sustainability in new works and developing business cases for new initiatives with broad holistic ecological impact.
She is keenly interested in urban food growth and sustainable cities, and speaks fluent Italian. Her expertise includes Passivhaus, the WELL Building Standard, Green Star and thermal modelling.