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    Better Building Exchange Launch

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    The built environment is responsible for 37 per cent of global energy-related greenhouse gas emissions. As we look to the future of our buildings, cities and regions, innovative, high-performance, low carbon design becomes crucial to achieving a better tomorrow.

    The Better Building Exchange enabled by HIP V. HYPE is a space dedicated to cross disciplinary exchange aimed at amplifying ideas, skills, technologies and relationships to more rapidly decarbonise our built environment at scale.

    Rapid deployment of low carbon strategies at scale to reduce the climate impact of our built environment is one of the great challenges of our time. HIP V. HYPE believe that many of the skills and technologies to achieve meaningful outcomes immediately already exist.

    Commencing with a panel discussion moderated by former Habitus editor Nicky Lobo, join us in launching the Better Building Exchange to unpack how genuine collaboration and capacity building can reduce impact whilst supporting exceptional outcomes.


    Liam Wallis – Founder, HIP V. HYPE
    Liam is the Founder and Managing Director of HIP V. HYPE. Trained in Architecture and Urban Design and following over a decade of private sector property development experience, Liam founded HIP V. HYPE in 2015 to influence and build the more equitable, resilient and prosperous future we deserve.

    Liam is a strong advocate for better outcomes in our built environment, participating in advisory panels and discussions to support the sustainable growth of our cities and regions.



    Andrew Maynard – Principal & Architect, Austin Maynard Architects

    Andrew Maynard began Austin Maynard Architects (then Andrew Maynard Architects) in 2002. Born, raised and educated in Tasmania, Andrew moved to Melbourne after graduating from the University of Tasmania. Winner of a plethora of awards including the Canberra Medallion,The Eleanor Cullis-Hill National Architecture Award, The John and Phyllis Murphy Award and many more.

    Andrew was a founding director of Nightingale Housing. In 2022 Austin Maynard Architects were winners of Dezeen’s prestigious Architecture Studio of the Year award.


    Simon Clark – President, Sustainable Builders Alliance

    Simon has been in the construction industry over 2 decades. He is Founder & Director at Sustainable Homes Melbourne, Co-founder & Chair of the Sustainable Builders Alliance and Co-host of The Sustainable Builders Yak podcast.


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