Creating a better built environment

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.

Meet the Team

Clare Parry, Director

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.

Jessica Hogg, Associate

Jessica Hogg, Associate

Jessica has worked in the sustainable design industry in both the United Kingdom and Australia. A qualified mechanical engineer with a background in building services, she is experienced in dynamic thermal modelling for energy and carbon emission calculations, as well as comfort assessments and the use of different sustainability rating tool frameworks. Jess is also a qualified Green Star Accredited Professional as well as a Certified Passivhaus Designer and analyses the thermal performance of façade systems and completes feasibility studies for low and zero carbon technologies.

Jess was a Board Director and the Secretary of the Australian Passive House Association in 2016/7. She is a Passivhaus trainer as well.

Marcus Strang, Sustainability Engineer

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 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.

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