As an experienced civil engineer, Art has been working for many local government bodies and the private sector in building design and construction.
Art has been passionately interested in conservation and sustainability issues, promoting sustainability practices ever since his parents built their own sustainable home in the late 50’s, including building a scale model and obtaining sun path data from CSIRO that enabled every room to have winter sun but being shaded in summer.
He has been professionally involved in the Sustainability Sector since 2009 working for the Federal Government as a Home Sustainability Assessor as well as being a technical assistant and advisor to the National Association of Building Sustainability Assessors (ABSA). In his spare time, he privately conducted energy audits and undertook monitoring and design of clean energy systems for commercial and domestic markets.
In the solar energy industry, Art has worked for multiple solar energy companies, conducting monitoring, auditing and design of clean energy systems to increase energy efficiency and reduce energy costs.
He has developed and conducted training and workshops in energy efficiency and sustainability for local councils’ sustainability programs as well as for the 100% Ready Program for the Nature Conservation Council of NSW.
Art is also the former Secretary of a regional Branch of the Alternative Technology Association (ATA), promoting sustainability in the local community and conducting workshops and discussion groups on sustainability issues.
He has also served as an Ambassador and educator for “Sustainable House Day”.