Creating a better built environment

Grün Consulting’s focus has always been building performance, for the benefit of the occupants and the environment. We realise that to take this to the next level, we have to change our approach to sustainability.

As such, we will be focusing on broader, earlier aspects of sustainability, at earlier stages of the project lifecycle, and seeking to engage clients to change the way they think about their business.

To achieve this we have engaged more strongly with our parent company, Inhabit, to draw on experienced design and advisory staff. 

In order to allow us to focus on collaborating with our clients and delivering ambitious outcomes, Grün Consulting will no longer be accepting new private residence projects. We will continue to deliver our existing projects. We will also be reducing our Passivhaus Certification capability, however, we are still able to offer Passivhaus Certification for large-scale projects on a case-by-case basis.

Grün Consulting is an Inhabit company. Inhabit is a unique, multi-disciplinary collective of experienced architects, designers, engineers and contractors who work both independently and in partnership to make a positive contribution to our built environment. Together, Grün Consulting and Inhabit offer consultancy across the building lifecycle from concept and schematic design to tendering and construction.

Meet the Team

Jason Gaekwad

Jason Gaekwad

Principal Consultant

A Chartered Engineer and Design Consultant, Jason leads the strategic sustainability practice for Grün Consulting, drawing on his experience in leading teams and delivering projects across a range of specialist fields.

He is most in his element when challenging the norm, using his ever-expanding knowledge base to push the performance of a project beyond “best practice”.

The diversity of Jason’s project involvement allows him to approach projects holistically, seeing complex systems rather than isolated components. This approach to the built environment enables his focus to be on the occupant and the environment as key stakeholders, beyond the traditional aspects of project delivery.

Jason’s current research project (PhD with Deakin University) is in human relationship to nature and perception of environment and place. At present, these ideas are packaged under the term “Biophilic Design”. He believes these human aspects are missing from the built environment as designed and built today. The future must see a built environment that improves connection with nature, connection with place, and nurtures well-being.

Eriko Danilevsky

Eriko Danilevsky

Senior Building Physics and Sustainability Engineer

With a background in engineering and architecture, Eriko is passionate about delivering environmentally sustainable design while achieving design aspirations. She is experienced in analysing and delivering tailor-made solutions for buildings and district-scale projects, involving formulation of sustainable design frameworks and collaboration with stakeholders to achieve the established targets from design to construction stage.

Eriko always takes a holistic approach to establish a unique sustainability framework and project specific goals for any typology or scale of projects covering but not limited to climate resilience, energy efficiency, resources efficiency, indoor environmental quality, social sustainability and innovation where appropriate. Her expertise includes façade design optimisation to control solar heat gain and daylight, energy efficient MEP design and wellbeing design.

Danial Nordinson

Danial Nordinson

Senior Building Physics and Sustainability Engineer

Danial has over 10 years of experience in sustainable design, playing a key role in a number of Green Star projects in the education, office and retail sectors. Danial takes a holistic approach to deliver projects that aspire to meet the highest environmental targets. He strives to ensure ESD initiatives incorporated at project conception and early design are followed through during construction and building occupancy.

Danial is passionate about designing for excellent indoor environment quality and buildings that achieve good energy outcomes without sacrificing occupant health and wellbeing. His understanding of building physics, experience in assessing comfort, and proficiency in various energy and environmental modelling tools allows him to provide practical and sound advice for the job.

Daniela Tartaglia

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.

Marcus Strang

Marcus Strang

Sustainability Engineer

Marcus has followed his passion for combining architecture, engineering and technology to produce high-performance buildings for future generations. As a PhD candidate researching pathways to net-zero energy for tall timber buildings in Australia, a board member of the Australian Passive House Association leading the technical working group and as a Certified Passivhaus Designer, he has accrued experience across leading sustainability projects.

Marcus specialises in Passivhaus design, to which he sees as a fundamental intermediate step for striving towards net-positive energy buildings and a thriving vibrant society. 

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