Darren O’Dea Principal – Building Physics, Melbourne

Darren leads the Building Physics (ESD) practice within Inhabit. Based in Melbourne, he is responsible for the growth and quality of Building Physics consulting services globally.

Holding two Masters Degrees in Corporate Environmental Management and Energy and Sustainable Building Design, Darren is a passionate advocate of intelligent passive design principles delivered through clear and concise communication. Over the past 7 years, Darren has gained a wide range of technical and consulting expertise covering environmental and carbon management, corporate social responsibility, energy efficiency and sustainable building design. He has gained experience from an extensive range of projects from passive design residential developments to super tall skyscrapers across the Middle East, Europe, Australia and Asia. Darren has also developed regionally specific design knowledge and a thorough understanding of the requirements of the various regulatory compliance frameworks, ie. LEED, Green Star, Green Mark.

Darren uses this expertise in a mentoring thought leadership capacity, consulting with clients and colleagues in rethinking the way buildings are designed and delivered using modern, sustainable practices.

Some of Darren’s most prominent projects include:

.  Melbourne Park Western Precinct, Melbourne, Australia
.  Glaxo Smith Kline, Shanghai, PRC
.  C17 Skywalk, Dubai, UAE
.  Green One Un House, Hanoi, Vietnam
.  Rothschild Office, New Court, London, UK
.  Unilever Headquarters, Jakarta, Indonesia
.  Collins Square, Melbourne, Australia
.  No.480 Queen Street, Brisbane, Australia