Panel session:
Project Drawdown: How HVAC can contribute right now to the top 10 global emissions reduction actions

Bruce Precious, M.AIRAH, Six Capitals Consulting
Gary Knox, F.AIRAH, Daikin
Kerryn Wilmot, Affil.AIRAH, Institute for Sustainable Futures
Mikaila Ganado, M.AIRAH, GWA Consultants

Chaired by

Paul Stoller, M.AIRAH
Atelier Ten

This panel session will provide an overview on Project Drawdown and the suggested solutions directly relevant to the buildings services industry. The top 10 solutions across all categories include refrigerant management, alternate refrigerants, and renewable energy. Other topics for discussion include high-performance envelopes, lighting, solar hot water, and building automation systems.
Chaired by
Paul Stoller, M.AIRAH
Atelier Ten

About Stoller

Stoller is Managing Director of Atelier Ten’s Australian office and global leader of its benchmarking practice. He is recognised for his environmental planning and design consulting work on large-scale campus, community, and urban projects. Stoller has expertise in building physics and façade optimisation, high-performance buildings, and resilient design.

Stoller’s leadership in environmental design has been recognised by the US Green Building Council, which named him a LEED Fellow in 2013. He has taught environmental design at the UTS School of Architecture and environmental design and building services at the Yale School of Architecture. He continues to serve as a visiting lecturer and environmental design consultant for the Rural Studio at Auburn University. In 2019, Stoller was appointed to the NSW Government Architect’s State Design Review Panel.

Bruce Precious, M.AIRAH
Six Capitals Consulting

 About Precious
Precious has been at the forefront of sustainability in the built environment sector for over 20 years, working with a range of government and property-related businesses to transform how the property industry responds to the most significant environmental and social challenges. 

Precious is a mechanical engineer and is now principal consultant at Six Capitals Consulting. Previously, he spent 10 years working as the sustainability manager at GPT, one of Australia’s leading property owners, developers and managers. He is actively involved in initiatives related to sustainable cities, including technical working groups with Green Star, NABERS, AIRAH and the National Carbon Offset Standard for Buildings.

Gary Knox, F.AIRAH

About Knox

Knox has a background of more than 25 years in the mechanical engineering discipline within building design, manufacturing, controls, commissioning, and facility management of HVAC&R systems. He is an engineering leader – contributing nationally and globally with an understanding of legislation, building codes, and standards of the construction industry. 

Daikin Australia’s Engineering Manager, Knox represents the HVAC&R industry on Standards Australia Committee EL-056 Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps. 

Kerryn Wilmot, Affil.AIRAH
Institute for Sustainable Futures

About Wilmot

Coming soon. 

Mikaila Ganado, M.AIRAH
GWA Consultants

About Ganado

Ganado is an Associate at GWA Consultants Australia, where she has been a consulting engineer in the HVAC sector for the past nine years. At GWA, Ganado specialises in finding niche solutions for existing buildings, focusing on efficiency and buildability. She has had a career spanning more than 15 years covering design, construction, site management and project management. 

A founding member and Chair of the Women of AIRAH STG, Ganado is the Associate Director of the AIRAH NSW Committee and an AIRAH Board member.