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In 2012 Tone presented a paper to the Malaysian Institute of Architects entitled "How the Green Karma is Going to Run Over the Brown Dogma or the Future for Sustainable Buildings". Always ahead, now in 2018 Tone will present "How the Green Karma Has Run Over the Brown Dogma". How has this happened? Where are we now with environmentally responsible design?  Where to from now? Tone will explain why the past orthodoxy has caused more harm than help, but also show how a culture of climatically appropriate buildings could lead to a more sustainable future.


Tone Wheeler, principal and Director, Environa Studio, Sydney

Tone Wheeler is an architect, author, educator and consultant with an abiding interest in the triple bottom line in architecture: social, environmental and economical design. Tone founded the architectural practice Environa Studio in 1986 and has designed individual and multiple housing projects, commercial buildings and urban design schemes.  He has won numerous awards and competitions, including the Milo Dunphy award for sustainable architecture for the Wayside Chapel project. He has been on faculty at Sydney University, UTS and Canberra University, and is currently Adjunct Professor in Sustainable Design at UNSW. He has served as chair of the AIA National Sustainability Committee, on the NSW Building Professionals Board and the Board of ABSA (Association of Building Sustainability Assessors). He has been a judge on “the New Inventors” program on ABC Television, is a regular ‘Homie' on ABC702 radio, is a frequent speaker at architectural events, and can talk underwater with a mouth-ful of marbles. As a hobby he has designed and helped build 2 electric cars and is building 2 more.

1.5 formal CPD points


Tuesday, 5 June, 6 - 8.30pm


Members $40 | A+ Member $35 | Non-member $80 | Graduate member $35 | SONA member $25 | Student non-member $35


Australian Institute of Architects, 3 Manning Street, Potts Point NSW 2011

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