- Academia, Sustainability
Gerard is the manager, Sustainable Campus Design at the University of Melbourne. He collaborates with colleagues to embed sustainability in campus planning and building design from business case through to operation, helping to achieve the University's sustainability commitments.
He is a:
- mechanical engineer
- Green Star Accredited Professional
- member of the Property Council committee
- member of the Green Building Council committee
Gerard has a PhD where he researched how stakeholders can better foster sustainable technologies. He was awarded a fellowship by the International Specialised Skills Institute in 2009 to research skills gaps related to intelligent buildings.
Gerard worked as a consultant for design firm Arup for over 10 years. This included 4 years as the buildings Environmentally Sustainable Design (ESD) leader.
Gerard's project experience includes peer review, strategy, feasibility, design and certification for various building types including:
- student accommodation
- health care facilities
- university buildings
- a brewery
- a rail tunnel