Net Zero Heroes

Net Zero Heroes


Tuesday 28th of September 2021 
12:30-1:15 (AEST)
ZOOM Webinar


Join us for an online session discussing how architects can lead the way towards a sustainable future. The session will focus on the vision, the accomplishments and the challenges faced by architecture practices both small and large as we move forwards in our goals of becoming Net Zero Heroes.

Key topics include:
- What does Net Zero mean?
- The process of determining your carbon footprint
- What lessons are learnt?
- How does carbon offsetting work
- Carbon neutral vs certified carbon neutral and how to certify as carbon neutral.
- How do we become leaders?



Iain Smale 

Iain’s extensive knowledge of carbon offsetting has made him a ‘go to’ for clients in many sectors across Australia. He helps them understand abatement and develop portfolios that are well-aligned to their businesses. Iain instigated the first Validation/Verification Bodies (GS-VVB) accreditation for Pangolin Associates. Pangolin is the first, and currently the only Gold Standard auditor in Australia. The team now supports clients domestically and internationally with GS carbon credit projects. Iain has led several clients through the Climate Active Carbon Neutral Program. Many of them have become industry firsts, including Ross Hill Winery, BioPak, With_Archecture Studio, Real Utilities (Frasers Properties Australia), Medibank, and Sydney Harbour Ferries. In 2019-2020, Iain grew Pangolin Associates through the NSW bushfires and the COVID 19 pandemic. He brought together a larger, highly skilled and motivated team. Together they continue to grow Pangolin Associates’ business and service offerings.


Paul Worroll 

Paul Worroll is the founder and Managing Director of Reddog Architects.  With over 25 years’ experience in all aspects of the business and practice of architecture, Paul has developed a thriving practice that now employs 14 staff.  Reddog Architects has won architectural and property development awards at both state and national levels for house alterations and additions, educational architecture, small project architecture, residential architecture and sustainable architecture.  Paul became a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Architects in 2017. He is passionate in supporting and giving back to the design community including as a Fellow, a current Chapter Councillor of the Queensland Chapter of the Australian Institute of Architects and as  the current Chairperson on the Queensland AIA Sustainability Committee. Paul has a specific interest and passion around sustainable architecture. Reddog Architects achieved carbon neutrality in 2020 and are dedicated to seeking industry support for furthering this action within our profession, as well as educating staff and clients on the benefits of sustainability within our community. Paul also enjoys giving his time to mentor and develop students of Architecture at QUT. Outside of architecture Paul is a dedicated triathlete and enjoys travelling and competing in Ironman events. 


Peter McArdle 

Peter’s enduring focus through his career has been various aspects surrounding sustainable design. This includes how to apply sustainable practices to projects without them needing to ‘feel’ a particular way, or achieve a particular ”look”.  Underlying this is a philosophy which forms an approach to, and a direction for, every project: rather than defining a prescriptive destination. In 1997 Peter completed his thesis on Sustainable Technologies in Architecture, such as solar PV’s, solar hot water, and on site sewerage (composting toilets).  At that time the thesis was investigating the reasons for their lack of use in a country and climate which was ideally suited to their adoption, and was often at the leading edge of their invention. Peter gained valuable experience in different project roles, including working as Project Architect and preparing detailed documentation packages for other Brisbane based Architecture companies. Peter has engaged with clients from concept design through to end of construction on a range of primarily residential projects.  This includes home designs, townhouses and apartment design.



Andrew Watson 

Practice Director Andrew Watson is a Qld-Registered architect with over 25 years’ experience in commercial and residential architecture, town planning, conservation, and refurbishment of historic and existing buildings. Andrew is a member of the Australian Institute of Architects (AIA) and a member of the Qld AIA Climate Action & Sustainability Committee, helping support, advocate, and promote Sustainable Design. He has specialist qualifications in architectural conservation (heritage) from the Institute of Advanced Architectural Studies, at the University of York. He has been a board member of The National Trust of Queensland and is a member of Australia ICOMOS (International Council on Monuments and Sites). He has worked for large and small commercial architectural practices as well as for the Brisbane City Council as an architectural assessor, town planner and heritage architect.




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