PD35: Mt Maria College - Brisbane Catholic Education's shift to sustainability

An overview of the strategic positioning, scope and approach to the project will be discussed including all aspects of energy use – energy, metering, lighting, solar PV, HVAC.

Panel session will cover –

  • Implementation of a program to improve the efficiency of all schools and classrooms across the diocese portfolio of properties.
  • The role of geothermal heating and cooling in the program to reduce energy usage across its school network.
  • Installation of geothermal air conditioning to each classroom of new performing arts building.

Design and delivery of the project took place post construction commencement which presented some challenges that will be discussed.

BOOK NOW – Cost $25.00 – Thursday 21st May 2020 @ 9:00 am


Mark Langdon, National Sales Manager, Alinta Energy Geothermal

Mark Langdon is National Sales Manager for Alinta Energy Geothermal. Having started the geothermal business with Queensland contractor QPS in 2011, Mark has developed the business and the industry from the ground up and transitioned into this role with the acquisition by Alinta Energy. Mark was responsible for the negotiation and establishment of the award-winning geothermal installation at the Fairwater residential community in Sydney with Frasers Property Australia that, when completed, will be one of the largest geothermal HVAC projects of its kind globally. With over 20 years’ experience in the construction and property industries, Mark has developed a broad and deep knowledge of the industry participants and functions. Marks has held senior positions in both building companies as well as product supplied and industry associations.



Robert Saunders, Building Services & Renewables Leader, Calibre Group

Robert Saunders is a self-motivated, intelligent and hardworking Building Services Engineer / Energy Engineer with valuable experience in all fields of heating, ventilation and air conditioning for commercial and industrial applications. Robert combines technical expertise with proven skills in project management, problem-solving and system design solutions based on a rapid grasp of essentials and sound judgement.





Dr Iain C. Jennings, Director and CEO, 1circle

Iain is a local and internationally experienced leader of change in the electricity industry – from generation, through distribution retail, and consumer use. Iain is also a property industry professional.

Iain is a co-founder, Director and CEO of 1circle – an innovative Energy Manager for property developers and owners that that designs, implements, owns and operates property energy solutions.

Previously Iain established (post de-regulation) and re-engineered retail businesses in the UK (e.g. London Electricity, British Gas) and UK’s largest maintainer of the generation fleet (and significant new build in China), Doosan Power. In Australia, Iain lead the business transformation of Citipower and Powercor to enable Advanced Metering Infrastructure.

Iain is a trained construction and project manager, quantity surveyor, and holds a PhD – specializing in project management and learning organisations. Iain is also a member the Melbourne School of Engineering – Engineering Management Steering Committee and member of the Australian Institute of Energy and Australian Institute of Company Directors.





Note: The seminar program may be subject to change. If you have registered for this seminar any topic, presenter, timetable or price changes will be communicated as soon as possible prior to the event.