Gerard Healey

Gerard Healey

Sustainable Design Specialist

Dr Gerard Healey is the Manager, Sustainable Campus Design at the University of Melbourne. He collaborates with University colleagues to embed sustainability in campus planning and building design from business case through to operation, helping to achieve the University's sustainability commitments. Before starting at the University, Gerard worked as a consultant for design firm Arup for over 10 years, including 4 years as the Buildings Environmentally Sustainable Design (ESD) Leader for Arup in Melbourne and Adelaide.

Gerard's approach is to make sustainability meaningful by framing it in terms of outcomes that are relevant to project stakeholders.

He is a mechanical engineer by background, Green Star Accredited Professional, and holds a PhD where he researched how stakeholders can better foster sustainable technologies. He is active within industry, having been awarded a fellowship by the International Specialised Skills Institute in 2009 to research skills gaps related to intelligent buildings, and has been a member of Property Council and Green Building Council committees for a number of years.

Gerard's project experience includes peer review, strategy, feasibility, design and certification for various building types including offices, schools, apartments, student accommodation, laboratories, health care facilities, university buildings, a brewery and a rail tunnel.

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