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 and passive house construction principles delivered through clear and concise communication. Over the past 7 years, he has gained a wide range of technical and consulting expertise covering environmental and carbon management, corporate social responsibility, sustainable building design and building physics. Today, he operates across an extensive range of projects from passive design residential developments to super tall skyscrapers across the Middle East, Europe, Australia and Asia.

Through an interest in thought leadership, rethinking the norm and improving the built environment, Darren has operated as a technical advisor at various levels, including historical advisory roles for the Vietnamese and Singapore government on energy efficiency legislation, and active advisory roles with Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB), the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA), Climate Works, the Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council (ASBEC) and as acting Chairperson of the Australian Passive House Association (APHA).

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