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After 15 years of using the Green Star tools, we are experts.
We work with project teams and building owners to develop economical and marketable buildings with high sustainability values.
Karen Hovenga is a certified NABERS and CBD assessor. We prepare energy audits of Offices and Hotels using NABERS. We can also provide Building Energy Efficiency Certificates (BEEC) for buildings and tenancies to be sold or leased.
We prepare Sustainability Management Plans for Town Planning submissions. Our focus is on identifying common construction practise and suggesting minor changes to achieve high sustainability outcomes with a minimum of effort or cost.
Karen Hovenga, the principal of Karen Hovenga, Sustainability Consulting, is a mechanical engineer with more than 15 years experience. Karen is a NABERS Assessor, GreenStar Accredited Professional and Green Star Assessor.
From Karen's Blog
I’ve worked at home for 2 and a half years and every six months or so I’ve changed the way I work. I started by diligently working at the kitchen table, and experimented with a standing desk at the laundry bench. Then I went for the couch and then the bed (still one of my favourite places to work). About…Read More »
Today I fell down the rabbit hole of the events that are on as a part of the Sustainable Living Festival. Here’s what I’m interested in; One morning at 11am The Degraves Shared Recycling Project services the Degraves and Centre Place cafe precincts by receiving and recycling all cardboard, mixed and organic waste and diverting it from landfill. Tuesday, February 17 6:00 pm…Read More »
For nearly 2 years I’ve been meeting up with the MicroESD peeps. MicroESD’ers are people like me: small, startup ESD people in Melbourne, and we chat over drinks every 2 months (or so). There are usually 5-8 people and while there are a core group, there is often someone new and we talk about the stuff that we do, our…Read More »