Ian grew up in regional South Australia and has qualifications in electrical engineering and the arts. He has worked in the sustainable energy field since the early 1990s in a range of positions, including being a foundation member of the Electricity Utilisation Centre in Auckland, and managing both the NSW and South Australian government Energy Information Centres. Since joining Sustainability Victoria in early 1999, Ian has worked on a range of partnership programs with the appliance industry, coordinated the initial development of the Energy Task Force retrofit project for low income households, and participated in the development of the National Framework for Energy Efficiency and the Victorian Energy Efficiency Target Scheme. He has been a member of the national Equipment Energy Efficiency Committee – which oversees mandatory standards and labelling for appliances and equipment – since 2002.
Over the last six years Ian has managed a range of projects investigating the energy efficiency upgrade potential of Victoria’s existing housing stock. The On-Ground Assessment study, based on 60 houses, looked at the potential to upgrade the energy efficiency of Victorian houses constructed prior to 2005. This was followed by a series of Retrofit Trials which have assessed the qualitative and quantitative impact of a wide range of key energy efficiency upgrades in a total of 116 houses.
Presentations to be delivered:Zero net carbon model for Victorian houses
Energy efficiency upgrade potential of existing Victorian houses