ACA - NSW/ACT Event: Sustainability Presentation

11 April 2018

Join the ACA – NSW/ACT for a discussion on the ‘third wave’ of sustainability by architect and educator Tone Wheeler.

The new mantra is to make life better, healthier and more enjoyable for building occupants – without mentioning that you are doing it with ‘green technology’. Don’t mention the sustainability wars. Just use really good design.

Tone Wheeler calls this third wave “Green Karma running over Brown Dogma”. Tone will discuss a number of new tools that can help in this new approach, particularly the Australian Government’s Your Home website and the Energy in Buildings: 50 Best Practice Initiatives handbook by Norman Disney Young and the Clean Energy Finance Corporation.


Tone Wheeler is an architect, author, educator and consultant with an abiding interest in environmentally sustainable designs in the mid-1970s. At the University of Sydney he designed, coordinated and assisted in the construction of the Autonomous House, a working example of low energy house constructed entirely from recycled materials. Upon graduation he worked for the Australian Government in Canberra where he designed a range of low-cost social housing that won the RAIA residential design award (CS Daley Medal) in 1980. For the last 20 years Tone has worked as an architect in his own practice and has won numerous awards and competitions. He has been on the faculty of three universities and is a frequent speaker at architectural conference and seminars.

Light refreshments will be provided. We look forward to seeing you!


5.30pm Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Presentation 6–7.20pm


Woollahra Library at Double Bay
Level 1, 451 New South Head Road
Double Bay


Members: $25, Non-members: $35

Please register online.

For further information, please contact Marie Frost at or 0412 784 345.