Category: News

Ken Long and Ben O’Callaghan present in Brisbane

DSquared ESD Consultant Ken Long and Ben O’Callaghan presented on sustainability challenges and successes this afternoon in Brisbane at Green Star rated 480 Queen Street building built by Grocon. The Green Building Day was sponsored by Interface Carpets, Big Ass Fans and the GBCA, and what a great event it was.  Keynote speaker Ian Dunlop …

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Ben O’Callaghan invited speaker at GBCA Green Building Day 2017

Ecomplish Director Ben O’Callaghan has been invited by Green Building Council of Australia CEO Romilly Madew, to present at this year’s Green Building Day in Brisbane on 21 June. More

Building commences for Loving Hearts Centre

Construction of the Piggabeen Road childcare centre called Loving Hearts has just commenced. Ecomplish has been the sustainability advisor on the project since 2015. Ecomplish conducted a feasibility study and set the sustainability targets for the project. The project is on track to deliver the nation’s most sustainable early learning education facility. More 

Sustainable development and design ecovillage tour

Today Ecomplish provided a professional sustainability tour to a group of executives from Satterley, Australia’s largest privately owned land developer based in Perth. They found it invaluable and we are finding more people making the trip over from W.A. to find out how Australia’s most awarded estate, The Ecovillage at Currumbin has succeeded and failed …

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International Design Conference talk by Ben O’Callaghan

Dean Landy kindly presented Ben with a copy of his new book, Creating Vibrant Communities, printed just hours earlier, after hearing Ben’s presentation at the 9th International Urban Design Conference in Canberra last week. Smart Urban Villages was founded precisely because it wants to see such elements becoming the norm for urban living.” Ben said. …

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Childcare Sustainability Assessments Completed

Ecomplish have recently completed building sustainability assessments for multiple sites in south east Queensland. Over 60 opportunities were identified, which will improve the buildings and their operations; these are set to save the owners over 20% on their electricity bills alone.

How to save money on utility bills through sustainable design

Ecomplish Director Ben O’Callaghan provides sustainable design and living advice to Queensland Ripley Valley residents in the latest version of the Sekisui House Ripley Today newspaper.

Sydney Cohousing Speech

At the University of Technology in Sydney on March 17, Ben O’Callaghan presented to over 150 people about the importance of sustainable housing and the new Smart Urban Villages housing model. At the event, Cohousing guru Charles Durrett also captivated the audience with stories from around the world, about what makes a sustainable community so …

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Invited speaker at Big Blue Sky visionary event

Ben has been invited to present at Big Blue Sky, an event designed to set the scene for the ‘future of life and work’ on the Gold Coast and surrounds. It is the catalyst where the city’s brightest minds collaborate with Global Visionaries and YOU to write our next chapter. Co-Founded by Dr Christine McDougall …

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Green Star Design and As-Built – now combined

In this video, dsquared Director Paul Davy explains the benefits of the new combined Green Star tool over the superseded legacy versions. dsquared and Ecomplish are working on some projects together and we welcome your interest in our powerful combination of service offerings. More:  http://www.gbca.org.au/green-star/rating-tools/green-star-design-as-built/user-experience/?src=AugGBV

Sustainability Talks Series – Ben presenting in Canberra

Come and hear more about leading affordable sustainable community development in Canberra, 30 August 2015.

Speaking at Making Cities Liveable Conference 2015

Ben was an invited guest speaker at Making Cities Liveable 2015 in Melbourne CBD. The new Smart Urban Villages model was outlined – and many questions followed about its innovative approach, to deliver affordable living. The lively support received was very encouraging and gave the co-founders some extra energy to achieve the next milestone. Thanks …

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New Queensland University of Technology project role

Ecomplish have been appointed at the Sustainability & Green Star Consultants for the new Education Precinct Building at the Q.U.T. Kelvin Grove campus. For more information on this new role please contact us.

James Cook University appoints Ecomplish to develop Sustainable Building Design Guidelines

James Cook University has appointed Ecomplish to write Sustainable Building Design Guidelines for all future development. These have been completed with DSquared Consulting, who are nationally recognised sustainable building designers and engineers.

New Documentary Film for JCU

James Cook University have commissioned Chameleon Productions (a division of Ecomplish) to document the construction of the new Science Place project in Townsville, Australia. It might be a long wait for everyone to see the finished product, in 2017 when the building is completed – but well worth it! Stay tuned. The professional cinematography will …

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Smart Urban Villages launches in Melbourne

An innovative company is about to change the way housing is developed in Australia. Smart Urban Villages Pty Ltd (SUV) will leverage local design and community engagement expertise with the best design attributes of existing leading-edge communities to create highly liveable communities. SUV launched on March 12 and is now open for all inquiries. The …

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5 Star for Curtin University – Green Star Communities Rating

Curtin University’s Bentley campus masterplan has achieved a 5 Star rating under the Green Building Council of Australia’s GREEN STAR COMMUNITIES rating system, a first for Australia. Full story:  http://www.propertyoz.com.au/Article/    

Real Communities by Ecomplish

Ecomplish specialises in planning and delivering Real Communities, that deliver active, vibrant and connected community outcomes.  Unlike large contemporary estates, Ecomplish ensures the size, scale and connectivity of communities are matched, to ensure a Real Community develops, not one that is hollow and piecemeal. Our communities incorporate facilities to support shared meals and gatherings, guest …

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Appointed as an Assessor – Green Star

Ecomplish Director Ben O’Callaghan, has been re-appointed as an Assessor for the Green Star Communities tool by the Green Building Council of Australia.

Local Government Association Register Appointment

Ecomplish has been appointed to the Local Government Association (LGA) ‘Buy Local’ register and Pre-Qualified for the categories of: Architectural Services Urban Design Rural Design Environmental Planning If you are from an LGA and wish to engage Ecomplish via this panel arrangement please contact us.