AusBuildLCA, the 1st Life Cycle Assessment Conference for Building and Construction, presents keynote speaker Alan Pears, one of Australia's leading energy efficiency experts.
Alan been an expert adviser to federal, state and local governments across Australia, as well as community groups and the private sector. He is a regular commentator on everything from power-saving fridges to big-picture energy policy on radio, TV, newspapers and online, including appearances on ABC TV shows The New Inventors, Difference of Opinion and 4 Corners.
His recent work has included speaking at the APEC Energy Ministers’ conference in the Philippines (2015), being a member of the Reference Panel providing input to the Victorian Energy Efficiency and Productivity Strategy (2015) and Independent Assessment Panel for Energy Efficiency Information Grants scheme for the federal Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency (2012-13); being a judge of the Energy Efficiency Council Awards and RMIT Green Innovators awards (2013-14); co-authoring extensive industry energy information resources for the federal government's Energy Efficiency Exchange website; and being a consultant and adviser to Energy Efficiency Opportunities program for the Department of Industry.
Until 2012, he was the Associate Director, RMIT Centre for Design. He was a part-time senior lecturer in environment and planning until mid-2015, and is now a Senior Industry Fellow. While working for the Victorian government in the 1980s, he helped develop and implement programs such as the Home Energy Advisory Service, public information and education, appliance energy labelling and mandatory building insulation regulations.
Since 1991, Alan has been an environmental consultant, and has been involved in building energy and environmental rating and regulation, green building projects, educational software, green appliance development, industrial and business energy and environmental management, and policy analysis.
A highly regarded analyst, consultant and commentator on sustainable energy and climate policy, Alan was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in 2009 for his contribution to environmental and energy policy.
Book your tickets to AusBuildLCA to hear from Alan and a host of other experts in sustainable building.